If work-related activity has resulted in the aggravation or exacerbation of a pre-existing injury, you should be eligible to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. Employers are reluctant to pay claims for pre-existing injuries, however, so you would be well-served by enlisting the services of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.
At Stoltze & Stoltze, PLC, we have the experience, skill and resources to handle complex workers’ compensation cases, including those involving the aggravation of pre-existing conditions. Our lawyers are committed to helping you obtain fair and just compensation for your workplace injury.
Contact us today at 515-244-1473 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Des Moines work injury attorney.
Is Your Pre-Existing Injury Covered Under Workers’ Comp?
Generally speaking, aggravated injuries are covered under workers’ compensation if the aggravating factor is work-related. For instance, an old hip injury in and of itself is not covered under workers’ compensation. However, if job activities such as crouching or stooping have aggravated that hip injury, it is likely to be covered.
Our lawyers are well-versed in Iowa workers’ compensation laws regarding aggravated injuries, and can help you understand your rights and options.
Contact Our Des Moines Aggravated Injury Attorneys
If you have questions about an aggravated injury claim in Iowa, our lawyers are here for you. Contact us today at 515-244-1473 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Des Moines pre-existing injury attorney. We are available for weekend and evening appointments, are conveniently located near the Des Moines civic center, and work with Spanish and Bosnian translators.