Thursday, February 4, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Pre-existing Condition

If you are injured in a workplace accident, you expect your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance to cover your injury-related medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages while you recover. However, if you have a pre-existing medical condition or prior injury, you may be worried about how it will affect your Workers’ Compensation claim. While these factors do not necessarily preclude you from qualifying for benefits, they can make the process significantly more complicated. This is especially true if your pre-existing condition is medically related to your Workers’ Compensation claim. In general, only injuries or illnesses that arise as the result of your work activities are compensable under Maryland Workers’ Compensation law. Many of these injuries happen because of a sudden and unexpected event such as a fall or other workplace accident. Other common types of claims stem not from an isolated incident, but occur because of repetitive stress on muscles, tendons o

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