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Can a Pennsylvania worker obtain workers’ compensation benefits for aggravation of a pre-existing injury?

A: Yes, it is possible for an injured worker to receive workers’ compensation benefits in cases where there is a reactivation or aggravation of a pre-existing condition. In addition, diseases which are accelerated due to work conditions may also be compensable under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law. Click here to access our legal article about Pennsylvania workers’ compensation and aggravation of a pre-existing injury.

However, succeeding in obtaining benefits requires reporting the injury to the employer as well as having a medical expert who testifies that the aggravation was caused by work activity.  Examples of aggravation injuries which may be compensable in a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation case include:

  • shoulder injury,
  • knee injury, and
  • back injury.

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The workers’ compensation and social security disability lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area, including:

  • PA: Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Norristown, Philadelphia
  • NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities

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Published: August 27, 2012



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