Pre Existing Medical Conditions And Workers’ Comp Claims
Florida Lawyers Can Help With Workers’ Compensation and Pre-Existing Conditions
After a work-related injury or illness in Florida, your employer is responsible for your medical expenses and treatment for the duration of that condition or until settlement.
Florida Workers’ compensation law is designed to provide you medical care and compensation — but what happens if you and your employer disagree about the cause of your injury? If you received a denial for benefits or are being questioned about the cause of your work-related injury or condition, Sternberg | Forsythe, P.A. can help.
We Have Following Locations To Serve You:
- West Palm Beach, Florida
- Boca Raton, Florida
- Orlando, Florida
What Is Major Contributing Cause In Florida?
While you are entitled to lost wages and medical benefits under Florida Workers’ compensation, you might not be eligible if your present injury or illness is not considered the major contributing cause of your disability.
If you suffer a pre-existing condition injuries, either from natural aging or a prior work or non-work related injury, it is important to understand the principle of major contributing cause (MCC) in Florida Workers’ compensation claims.
Here is some information related to MCC:
- You must prove that a work-related injury is more than 50 percent responsible for your condition, compared to all other causes combined.
- Insurers sometimes use MCC as a defense against paying a claim. If you suffered an injury or condition that exacerbates an older injury, your claim of pain is not eligible for benefits. MCC must be proven through objective medical findings and evidence.
- If you received benefits or compensation for a previous work-related injury or illness, and this is a contributing factor to your current injury or illness, then the MCC may be easier to prove.
The Sternberg legal team offers responsive, personalized legal service and reliable information related to Workers’ compensation claims and MCC.
Skilled Legal Help With Pre-Existing Condition Injuries in Florida
With a talented legal team of experienced Florida workers’ compensation attorneys, Sternberg | Forsythe, P.A. is available to discuss your workers’ compensation claims. We serve the communities of West Palm Beach, Orlando, and Boca Raton, and we are happy to serve you.
Contact us online or call 561.687.5660 to schedule a consultation today.