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.
More PA & NJ Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Articles:
- Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law – Compensable Injury
- Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law: What Injured Workers Should Know About Benefits for Disfigurement
- New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Legal Article: Employee Recovery for Injury
Contact a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyer for more information.
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
*This website does not provide legal advice. Every case is unique and it is important to get a qualified, expert legal opinion prior to making any decisions about your case. See the full disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
Published: August 27, 2012