Hueytown Alabama Job Injury Lawyer Pre Existing Condition

Do you live in Hueytown, or anywhere in Jefferson County+, and have suffered a job injury* in Alabama? Has the workers' compensation insurance adjuster told you that your job injury will not be covered because of some pre existing medical condition-which you may not have even been aware existed? Don't give up--chances are you are intentionally being mislead by the workers' compensation insurance carrier so they can keep their money and not provide you with your rights under the Alabama Workers Compensation law.

In Alabama, if a worker has a pre-existing condition which has not stopped them from being able to adequately perform their job duties, the law views the condition as being irrelevant. If you can do your job duties and a job accident worsens an underlying condition, then workers' compensation has to pick up liability for the worsened condition. This is because under Alabama's Workers' Compensation Statute, a job injury does not have to be the sole, or even the main, cause of an injured workers' disability; the job injury just has to be a contributing factor in the disability. Thus, if a work injury combines with or aggravates a pre-existing condition (which has not prevented the worker from performing their job duties in a normal manner) to cause a disability or death, then the workers' compensation insurance carrier is liable for said disability/death. As the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals stated:

"An actual aggravation of an existing infirmity, caused by an accident in the course of employment is compensable even though the accident would have caused no injury in a normal person." Reeves Rubber, Inc. v. Wallace, 912 So.2d 274, 280 (Ala.Civ.App.2005).

The experienced Alabama Job Injury Lawyers at Powell and Denny have heard adjusters try to explain to us that our client's ruptured disc or torn rotator cuff was not the result of their carrying a 75 pound bag of loose cement, but rather was due to degenerative disc disease or degenerative joint disease. At this point, we file suit as there is no since wasting anymore time with such an adjuster. Some of the explanations we have been given as to why a claim was being denied would be funny if they weren't so harmful to the injured workers.

If you have suffered a job injury, but have been told that workers' compensation would not accept liability for said injury, don't give up. Call an experienced Alabama Work Injury attorney at Powell and Denny

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Hueytown Alabama Job Injury Lawyer Pre Existing Condition

* Also referred to as: Injury at Work, Injured at Work; Hurt at Work, Hurt on the Job, Workplace Injury, Work place accident, Workers' Compensation, Workers' Comp; Work Injury, Work Injuries, On the Job Injury, Injuries on the Job, Job Accident, Job place Injury.

+ includes the cities and towns of: Birmingham, Bessemer, Trussville, Center Point, McCalla, Adger, New Castle, Pinson, Kimberly, Mt. Olive, Fultondale, Gardendale, Sylivan Springs, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Homewood, Roebuck, Mountain Brook, Leeds.