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How Preexisting Conditions Affect Workers’ Compensation

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Workers’ compensation should cover any work-related injury, but there are situations where you may be denied coverage based on a preexisting condition. What does this mean? It means that the insurance provider thinks you have a prior medical condition that is responsible for your injuries, which would jeopardize your right to workers’ comp benefits.

It is important to note that there are situations where a preexisting medical condition will not impact your right to workers’ compensation. Our Miami-Dade County workers’ comp attorneys at Morales & Cerino can talk to you about your particular case to determine how this could influence your claim and how to pursue the benefits you need. With over a century of collective legal experience, and attorneys on our team who are former insurance defense lawyers, we know the ins and outs of both sides of the Florida workers’ comp process. We are here to help you.

Call (305) 340-2630 or contact us online for a free consultation and review of your claim.

Challenging a Pre-Existing Condition Defense

The pre-existing condition defense is something that the insurance carrier may bring up in attempting to challenge your workers’ compensation claim. It is important to note that:

  • In Florida, your workers’ comp claim may be denied only if the pre-existing medical condition is the major contributing cause of your current medical condition or injury.

This means that we must work to prove that your work accident is more than 50% to blame for your current condition. We must prove that your pre-existing condition is not the major contributing cause of your current injury.

Fortunately, our Miami-Dade County workers’ compensation lawyers have extensive experience in handling claims involving pre-existing conditions. We know how to expose the true cause of your current injuries to protect your right to benefits.

Discuss your case with a skilled and caring professional today by calling (305) 340-2630. Se habla español.

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