Compensation for Damage to Your Health

You had a medical condition—maybe a repetitive stress injury or another chronic problem—that you were managing and trying to heal. Then, one day at work, something went drastically wrong.

You got hurt. You’re feeling pain from the new injury. And you realize that your previous condition feels worse, too.

Will workers’ compensation cover the aggravation of a pre-existing condition?

It might, but it requires a careful legal process.

You can’t just tell the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) that you were ailing already and your job injury increased the symptoms. You have to provide evidence.

The attorneys at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal know how to approach this kind of case. We have decades of experience helping people like you get fair compensation for workplace injuries.

Winning these benefits can make a major difference in your life, letting you pay your bills, focus on recovery and return to normal

This is what we’re about: “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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Winning Workers’ Comp for Pre-Existing Conditions

It used to be that you could simply tell the Ohio Industrial Commission you had an illness or injury before you were hurt at work—and your workplace injury exacerbated it.

But Ohio law has changed in the last several years.

Your complaints about how you feel aren’t enough to get aggravation of a pre-existing condition covered by Ohio workers’ comp.

Now you need to provide one of these forms of evidence: 

  • Documents of the diagnosis for your earlier health problem
  • Reports from doctors on your condition
  • Medical test results

It also used to be that any aggravation of your existing condition qualified for benefits, even if it was minor. Now you must show “substantial aggravation.”

Workers’ comp hearing officers and courts will decide if you meet that requirement. 

But HNB lawyers can help you show them. You can get HNB to look at your case and let you know what you’ll need—for free.

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A man sits at a kitchen table looking at papers and a computer. Under aggravation of pre-existing condition law, you have to prove that your workplace injury made your health problems worse.

Under aggravation of pre-existing condition law, you have to prove that your workplace injury made your health problems worse.

What You Get with Workers’ Comp Benefits

With workers’ comp, you could be eligible for:

  • Payment for lost wages
  • Compensation for reduced earning capacity
  • Medical costs covered
  • Career change counseling (vocational rehabilitation)
  • Permanent partial disability payment for lasting injuries
  • Lifetime total disability

If you could, you’d rather go back to the day of the accident and avoid this whole mess. The last thing you wanted was more damage to a problem you were already struggling with.

Now you have to struggle with the complicated workers’ comp system as well. But this time, you have some backup.

Let our law firm do the legwork on your claim so you can focus on feeling your best.

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A doctor stands next to a man in a chair looking up at her. Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal attorneys can help you qualify for different kinds of workers’ comp benefits for an aggravation of a pre-existing condition at work.

Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal attorneys can help you qualify for different kinds of workers’ comp benefits for an aggravation of a pre-existing condition at work.