Causal Relationship/Pre-Existing Condition
Washington D.C Workers’ Compensation Law Firm
It is common for the employer/insurance company to review past medical history and records to determine whether the claimant has had a previous disease, injury or medical condition that was re-injured or exacerbated at work. Particularly with neck, back, shoulder and knee claims, the employer/insurance company may attempt to defend on the basis that the claimant had a pre-existing condition which flared up without relationship to any event at work. The issue of causal relationship is not only based on the testimony of the claimant, but also past and present medical reports which may prove or disprove whether the claim is compensable. Therefore, medical opinions as to the cause of the condition are very important for the Commissioner or Administrative Law Judge to make a finding.
Washington DC Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Attorney Eric May handles workers’ compensation and personal injury cases in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Contact his office today to receive the best workers’ compensation and personal injury counsel and representation available.