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Category Archives: Pre-Existing Conditions

WHAT IF I HAVE A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION THAT IS RE-INJURED IN MY WORK INJURY?

WHAT IF I HAVE A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION THAT IS RE-INJURED IN MY WORK INJURY?   By Founding Partner/Attorney Chad Snow Snow, Carpio & Weekley As we all get older, our bodies break down and suffer degenerative changes.  Many people get regular treatment for chronic conditions, especially of the spine and joints, for years before their …

Aggravating a Pre-Existing Condition in Arizona Work Comp

I had an interesting case today where the insurance carrier’s doctor is saying that my client’s need for a total knee replacement is not related to his 1985 industrial injury because he had a prior non-industrial injury in 1974.  His argument is that, since there were already degenerative changes in the knee at the time …

Repetitive Stress Injuries – Carpal Tunnell Syndrome

Some people think that because they didn’t have a specific accident at work, that they cannot file a workers comp claim in Arizona.  Untrue!  Many injuries are the result of repetitive stress or cumulative trauma – the gradual effects of performing the same activity repetitively over a long period of time.  These cases are actually quite …