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The aggravation of preexisting conditions

One of the most common reasons workers' compensation claims get denied is because the insurance company claims the injury was preexisting. In other words, they are saying the worker was injured before he or she even started the job, so why should they pay out workers' comp benefits?

This line of reasoning fails to take into account an important factor: aggravation of existing injuries. You may have been injured years ago, but work duties such as lifting, bending, squatting and other strenuous activities made that injury worse.

Under New York workers' compensation laws, you deserve workers' compensation benefits if your preexisting injury was aggravated by work activities. Proving these cases can be difficult, however, which is why it is so important to have an experienced workers' compensation lawyer on your side.

Insurance companies will fight to limit or deny your benefits in these cases. They may refuse to pay for MRIs and other tests that are necessary to track the progress of your injury or medical condition.

The denial of benefits can be devastating for a worker who has suffered an aggravation of an injury. You may be unable to work. You may be saddled with medical bills. By taking aggressive legal action, you can counter these tactics. And remember, you don't have to go it alone. You can enlist the services of an experienced lawyer and pay nothing unless the lawyer obtains a recovery for you.

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