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Workers’ Compensation For Aggravated And Exacerbated Injuries

Not all workplace injuries involve a perfectly healthy person suddenly becoming injured or ill. In some cases, your working conditions or a workplace accident can aggravate or exacerbate a pre-existing condition or prior injury. In fact, the Illinois Supreme Court has held in Sisbro that a work injury can occur when a work accident aggravates or accelerates a pre-existing condition beyond its normal progression.

These types of situations are particularly difficult to navigate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t receive workers’ compensation benefits. At Gesmer & Reynolds, P.C., we use our extensive knowledge of workers’ compensation law to help clients through particularly challenging situations.

Contact An Attorney As Soon As Possible

Aggravation and exacerbation claims are frequently denied, as employers and insurers often claim that an injury or illness is due to a pre-existing condition or injury and is not work-related. To ensure that your claim has the best chance of success, it is a good idea to consult a lawyer as soon as you suspect you may have a claim.

Our two experienced workers’ compensation attorneys have a strong record of helping clients receive benefits even when the deck seems stacked against them. Drawing on extensive knowledge and experience, we work closely with each client to understand the fine details of the situation, which can often make the difference between a claim denial and a settlement.

Get Started With A Free Consultation

We offer free consultations to all prospective clients and take all cases on contingency, meaning we don’t charge a fee unless we help you receive benefits. Call us at 815-216-9471 or send us an email to schedule a meeting with one of our lawyers. With an office in Rockford, we work with clients throughout northern Illinois.