Tampa Pre-Existing Conditions Lawyer
An accident can be a frustrating situation, especially if you have a pre-existing condition. This means that you already had an injury or medical condition before the accident happened.
Having a pre-existing condition does not always mean that you cannot obtain compensation for injuries you suffered in a workplace accident, car accident, slip and fall accident, or other situation. However, pre-existing conditions can be made worse by an accident and make it harder to recover.
Getting the compensation you deserve can be challenging. Fight for your legal rights with help from the Franco Law Firm. Our experienced Tampa pre-existing conditions lawyer can assess your case.
What Insurance Companies Say
In a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim, the insurance company will first determine if the victim had a pre-existing condition at the time of the accident. They do this to minimize or deny the person’s claim. They will try to prove that the victim was not really injured or that the injuries are not that severe.
Why Disclosure is Important
As a victim, you can fight back by disclosing any pre-existing conditions you may have at the time you file your claim. Do not ever try to minimize or hide a pre-existing condition. Because pre-existing conditions are often exacerbated by accidents, you could get a higher recovery amount, so it could actually work in your favor.
Hiding a pre-existing condition only does more harm than good. You are still entitled to compensation regardless of whether or not you have a pre-existing condition. Do not be reluctant to file a claim.
However, keep in mind that you are only entitled to medical benefits for costs directly related to your work injury or illness. This means that your employer is not obligated to pay for any treatment related to your underlying medical condition. It is important to understand this, since many employees get into disagreements with their employers over it.
As you can see, the process can be complicated when a pre-existing condition is involved. A Tampa pre-existing conditions lawyer can assess your claim and help you understand what you are entitled to receive.
Why Choose Franco Law Firm
The Franco Law Firm is a small law firm that cares about you, your life, and your recovery. We have 25 years of experience helping Tampa Bay area residents get the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
Our team is fluent in Spanish and ready to give your case the personalized attention it deserves. Contact Franco Law Firm so we can learn about your needs and create a legal strategy that’s right for you.
Contact Franco Law Firm Today
Getting workers’ compensation benefits or damages from an accident is complex when you have a pre-existing condition. It’s easier with the right legal help.
The team at Franco Law Firm can give your case the attention it deserves. Our experience and knowledge can help. Contact an experienced Tampa pre-existing conditions lawyer to schedule a consultation. Call (813) 872-0929 or fill out the online form.