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denied because of pre exixting injury
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I recently hurt my wrist at work and after going to the companies doctor who said he couldnt tell if it was work related or not, I went to my family doctor, then was referred to an orthopedic surgeon who said I had somehow fractured my wrist when I was a teen or before,( Im 50 now),and now the work that I do has re-aggravated the old fracture. My employer told me that they are sure my workmans comp claim will be denied because it is a previous injury. Is there anything I can do to fight this or am I pretty much out of luck? I live in PA if that helps.
 
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file the claim in writing; neither employers nor workers get to decide whether a claim meets the acceptance criteria.
aggravations are considered new injuries; you are entitled to benefits.

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(05-19-2011, 06:38 PM)1171 Wrote: file the claim in writing; neither employers nor workers get to decide whether a claim meets the acceptance criteria.
aggravations are considered new injuries; you are entitled to benefits.

Thank you, I'll give that a try.
 
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