Anderson Attorney for Pre-Existing Conditions

You don't need to have a brand new injury to qualify for workers' compensation benefits. A work-related accident or repeated on-the-job movements can bring back a pre-existing condition and cause trouble for you and your family. If this is happening to you, your employer (or your employer's insurance company) may be claiming the injury is not its responsibility — or you may be afraid you won't qualify for benefits because it is not a new injury.

If you are struggling with a pre-existing medical condition that has flared up at work, our firm can help you protect your legal rights. We can assist you in obtaining the workers' compensation benefits to which you are entitled by law — even if your employer is denying that your job was to blame for the injury, and even if you received benefits for the injury in the past. Every case is different and should be evaluated carefully.

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At Smith & Griffith, LLP, in Anderson, South Carolina, our attorneys help workers who are dealing with work-related aggravation of pre-existing medical problems. Talk to us if:

  • You have chronic back pain that worsened because of your work or began to hurt at work
  • You are experiencing a disk problem, a weak back, muscle spasms or another back problem
  • You have had shoulder problems in the past, and now you have a torn rotator cuff or another type of shoulder ailment
  • You suffer from arthritis or a degenerative joint problem that has been made worse on the job

Most conditions you can make worse by working are compensable. Contrary to popular belief, an injury doesn't have to be brand new to qualify a person for workers' comp. Aggravation of an old injury or condition by a work accident should be covered.

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Seeking an Anderson lawyer for pre-existing conditions and workers' comp claims? Contact Smith & Griffith, LLP, for advice. We offer a free consultation, and we will meet with you in person.