Are pre-existing conditions covered under workers' comp?

Insurance carriers often allege that an accident or injury is unrelated to an individual's employment because of a pre-existing condition. For example, an individual may have pre-existing degenerative changes in the back or neck. Under Georgia workers' compensation law, if a pre-existing condition is aggravated on the job, then the workers' comp carrier is required to pay for the condition. Whether a pre-existing condition is aggravated on the job is a question that will be determined by an Adminstrative Law Judge if the case is disputed. If you have questions about how your pre-existing condition impacts your workers' compensation claim, call Atlanta workers' comp attorney Brian Sumrall at (404) 857-3835. You can also visit our website at

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