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Arlington Heights Aggravation of Pre-Existing Injuries Lawyers

Wheeling Pre-Existing Condition Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Attorneys in Cook County for Conditions Made Worse at Work

Just as in most states, when an Illinois worker is injured on the job, he or she is generally eligible to collect benefits through the state's workers' compensation system. Benefits are typically available for all types of work-related injuries, including traumatic injuries, repetitive motion injuries, and illnesses. Complications often arise, however, when a worker already has an injury that is aggravated or made worse in the course of performing his or her work duties.

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we know that Illinois law provides protection for employees who are injured on the job, including those with pre-existing conditions that were aggravated at work. If this describes your situation, our experienced attorneys are prepared to help you get the compensation you deserve under the law.

How Pre-Existing Injuries Could Affect Your Workers' Comp Claim

Most people will suffer a variety of injuries over the course of their lives. Fortunately, the vast majority of such injuries are relatively minor and require minimal medical care. Others, however, are more serious and may be the result of falls, car accidents, participation in sports, or countless other causes. In some cases, a condition could develop over time such as with arthritis or other degenerative diseases. As injuries such as these heal, most people are able to continue working and providing for their families.

Unfortunately, workplace accidents and other dangers could aggravate a pre-existing injury or re-injure the same body part. When this happens, the employer and their workers' compensation insurance company are likely to claim that they should not be responsible for the worker's injury because it was pre-existing. The good news is that Illinois courts tend to disagree. Attorney Gary A. Newland and his team understand that if a work-related incident causes your pre-existing injury to get worse, the aggravated injury can be covered under workers' compensation.

Our team helped a client recover $250,000 after aggravating a pre-existing hip injury. We secured $250,000 for another client who aggravated shoulder and back injuries.

Building Your Case in Buffalo Grove and Long Grove

When a pre-existing injury is made worse by an incident at work, it can be challenging to prove your case for workers' compensation benefits. At Newland & Newland, LLP, we know that doing so requires linking the aggravation or worsening of your condition to the performance of your job. We work closely with a large network of experts, including doctors and other medical professionals, who can help us show that the aggravation of your injury was work-related. Our attorneys also collaborate with financial analysts and vocational specialists to determine the impact that your aggravated injury has had and will continue to have on your life.

At our firm, we are not afraid of difficult employers or stubborn insurance companies. We will not back down, and we will not be forced into accepting a settlement that fails to meet your needs. Our lawyers will continue to protect your rights, both in negotiations and in court, until you get the full benefits you deserve.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at work that aggravated a pre-existing condition, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 for a free consultation and case review at any of our five locations today. Our firm serves injured workers in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Mount Prospect, Schaumburg, Palatine, Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Wheeling, DuPage County, Lake County, Cook County, and the surrounding areas.

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