Pre-existing conditions in work injury cases
Work injuries can happen in variety of ways. Because our bodies change through the natural process of aging, employers and their insurance companies rely on test results showing degeneration (age-related changes) to argue that your injury is Pre-Existing. The can use age-related changes seen on X-rays or MRIs to argue that any work injury you are claiming is really a result of natural processes and you do not have a true new (acute) injury.
First of all, you should never believe a physician who is telling you that all your complaints of pain are related to pre-existing conditions. If he tells you that, he’s not listening to you and is not trying to treat your new symptoms. Second, injuries are complicated, and they should not be dismissed as pre-existing so easily by company doctors. If you were working without pain and then your have an incident that causes you pain and discomfort you’ve never felt before, you need to determine if there are any injuries that caused by that incident. That’s where a Texas Work Injury lawyer can help.
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As your work injury lawyer, one of my first steps would be to make sure you are receiving the treatment you need to determine how serious your injury may be. As an injured worker, the first steps you should take are to report the injury, seek treatment as instructed and, follow the recommendations of the treating doctor but, do not injure yourself further by trying to do too much!
If the company doctor tells you that your injuries are all pre-existing, ignore him speak with a lawyer about your rights!
If you’ve been injured working for a Texas Non-Subscriber, you need to know what your injuries really are so that you can treat them and get healthy again! If the treatment you are receiving from the company doctors is minimal because they say that you have only Pre-Existing Injuries, you need to find honest medical treatment as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the harder it will be on you and your family down the road as you face muddy waters created by your employer’s legal team.
When you are ready to discuss your work injury, call Texas Work Injury Attorney Hector L. Sandoval at (346) 347-7777 or visit us on the web at https://sandovalpllc.com/. Call and put Sandoval to work for you!