Are pre-existing conditions covered by workers' comp?

Pre-existing conditions are covered by workers' compensation in Georgia if an injured worker sustains an aggravation of the pre-existing condition on the job. The aggravation of the pre-existing condition is only compensable so long as it is related to the job injury. Employers and workers' comp carriers will frequently deny workers' comp claims based on pre-existing conditions, but you can request a hearing and ask a judge to order them to pay for the claim if the pre-existing condition is aggravated on the job. Call experienced work injury attorney Brian H. Sumrall if you have questions about a workers' compensation claim.

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