When An Injury Gets Worse
If you have a pre-existing injury that has been worsened by your duties at work, you have every right to go and seek additional workers’ compensation. These claims, however, are complex, and your employer may challenge your assertion that your injury was exacerbated by your work.
In these instances, the lawyers at Silvi, Fedele & Honschke Attorneys at Law, L.L.C., can put their experience to work for you. We’ve helped workers in Ocean County and across New Jersey receive the compensation they need to help their recovery process.
Treating An Exacerbation Injury
Some employees falsely believe that, to receive workers’ compensation benefits, you must sustain an injury at work. However, when it comes to exacerbation injuries, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits even if you had a pre-existing injury that was initially sustained outside of work, so long as your work duties are responsible for aggravating the existing injury.
This can frequently occur with neck, back or joint injuries, which can worsen due to repetitive movements associated with certain employment.
In these cases, it’s important to keep thorough documentation on your injury and recovery. When visiting a doctor, you should disclose all the circumstances related to your injury, including how you initially sustained it and how you believe you may have aggravated it.
Many employers will try to push back on the basis that the injury was pre-existing. This is where we can step in and help see that your case is treated fairly.
Call Us If You’ve Had An Aggravation Injury
At Silvi, Fedele & Honschke, we can help you access the necessary benefits for your recovery. We have offices in Brick, Forked River and Toms River. Call 732-504-3841 to schedule a free initial consultation. We also can be reached toll-free at 877-251-5491 or via our contact form.