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Pre-existing Conditions

If you have aggravated a pre-existing injury while on the job or in a work setting, it is crucial that you consult with a workers’ compensation lawyer who has extensive experience pursuing injury benefits. Employers often dispute claims of pre-existing conditions/aggravating an injury on the job because they believe it is difficult to prove that such an injury occurred as the result of work tasks.

On the contrary, at Kanoski Bresney, our Springfield workers compensation attorneys have substantial experience advocating for the rights of workers in a range of workers’ compensation claims. All types of injuries can be pursued under the workers’ compensation act if it was aggravated on the job. For more than 40 years, we have been working diligently for the benefits our clients deserve.

Types of Pre-Existing Conditions

We understand that many workers who aggravate old injuries on the job are nervous or fearful about losing their jobs if they file a workers’ compensation claim. It is a genuine concern, but your employer has no right to do so if we can prove that your pre-existing condition was not noticeable for a period of time until it was aggravated again by work-related tasks. You may also be able to remain employed at your current job after vocational rehabilitation.

It is best to seek our consultation first and as soon as possible. You deserve to be compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation and long-term care needs from any aggravating injury, including:

  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Knee, shoulder and joint injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Pulmonary injuries and diseases
  • Any other injuries

Our mission is to help injured workers obtain the full medical benefits and wage benefits they are entitled to receive by law. Our primary objective is to help ensure you get the respect, response and results ® you deserve.

Contact Our Central Illinois Lawyers

To speak with an experienced attorney, contact Kanoski Bresney today at (217) 523-7742 or by email. We serve injured workers throughout central Illinois with office locations in Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Macomb, Pekin, Quincy, Rushville and Springfield.