Aggravation of Old Injuries
If your job injury is preventing you from working, you are entitled to workers' compensation, even if your current injury and problem involves an old injury. An aggravation injury of an old back injury, neck injury, or shoulder injury are compensable under Georgia law.
When it comes to injury aggravation and workers' compensation, you must also prove that your current problem is caused by your current job. Some doctors may claim that your current situation is a spontaneous reoccurrence of an old injury. Just remember, even if your current injury is related to a past injury, you are still eligible for workers' compensation benefits to the extent that the current aggravation is caused by your current work activity or was triggered by a workplace accident.
It is also important to understand that the percentage of which your current injury relates to your current situation, determines the amount of permanent partial disability income benefit you may be eligible for under workers' comp. By working with an experienced workers' compensation attorney, you can maximize your benefits by proving the full extent of the affect of your new job on your old injury. We represent injured workers who suffer from injury aggravation, including the following:
* Back Injuries
* Neck and Spine Injuries
* Shoulder Injuries
Back injuries are probably one the injuries most likely to cause problems in the future and become an aggravated injury later. You may have once had a back injury that was successfully treated, but years later, you are at work and you feel a pop while engaged in some heavy lifting. It is our responsibility to demonstrate how much of your current workplace injury was caused by the old incident and how much was caused by the stresses of your current job.
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