Pre-existing Medical Conditions and Workers’ Compensation
Our Montana workers’ compensation attorney explains your rights
Are you having trouble obtaining workers’ compensation benefits in Montana because of a pre-existing medical condition? Sadly, you’re not the first person to encounter obstacles to obtaining benefits after you have been hurt on the job. That’s why it’s important to talk with a Montana workers’ compensation lawyer who knows the law and can fight for your rights.
We understand what you’re going through and we want to help. At Braukmann Law, PLLC, our legal team has years of experience handling such complicated cases throughout Montana. We know what legal issues often come up involving pre-existing medical conditions and how to respond to them. That’s why we have such a strong track record of success.
Common pre-existing medical conditions
A common reason why employers and employers’ insurance companies deny applications for workers’ compensation benefits includes pre-existing medical conditions. If they believe you were already injured before you were hurt at work, they will likely deny your request for workers’ compensation benefits, which can be a lifeline after your injury.
Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits for a workplace injury can be especially complicated if your new injury involved the same part of your body that was already previously injured. For example, if you already had a back injury and you injured your back even more at work, your employer’s insurance company might deny your workers’ compensation application based on your pre-existing condition.
Pre-existing medical conditions can cover a wide range. Common pre-existing conditions include:
- Knee injuries
- Wrist injuries
- Back injuries
- Hearing loss
- Reduced vision
Whatever type of pre-existing medical condition you have, that shouldn’t prevent you from receiving the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.
How a workers’ compensation lawyer can help you
Evidence matters. That’s why we take the time to find the facts that matter to support your application for workers’ compensation. We realize that the more information we have about your pre-existing medical condition and your new injury, the stronger your case will be when seeking benefits.
Our law firm takes a comprehensive approach. We have a full-time nurse on staff who can evaluate your case from a medical perspective. Our nurse can also assist with any objections your employer’s insurance company might raise for denying your claim.
In addition, we have years of experience handling many different types of Montana workplace accidents, including ones involving construction accidents, oil rig accidents, deliver truck driver accidents and cases involving injured Montana firefighters.
We leave no stone unturned in pursuit of justice. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with a Montana workers’ compensation attorney who fights for justice. We handle cases statewide. No matter where you live in Montana, you can count on us to go the extra mile for you.