Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver & Spier Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O
Get A Free Consultation Now
Call 800-655-9606
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • google plus

Our Areas Of Practice

Practice Areas Menu

What to do when a workers' compensation claim is denied because of a preexisting condition

This claim has been denied. These are the last words anyone wants to read after filing a workers' compensation claim, yet it happens more often than most people think. One of the most common reasons workers' compensation claims in Nebraska are denied is because of preexisting conditions.

Many injured workers give up when they receive a denial. They do not realize they have options. Here is what insurers do not say in their letters: You may still be able to recover have a valid claim. Find out what you can do if your workers' compensation claim is denied because of a pre-existing condition.

How Nebraska law treats workers' compensation claims with preexisting conditions

Insurers are conservative by nature. When medical records reveal an injured worker has a preexisting condition, they often do not dig further and assume the condition was responsible for the injury instead of the place of employment.

According to Nebraska statute 48-101, a person with a preexisting condition may recover workers' compensation benefits for an injury if the job aggravated the prior injury. Depending on the injury the injured worker may have to prove that the work was responsible for causing further injury to the preexisting condition.

To appeal a denied workers' compensation claim, it is often helpful to consult with an experienced workers' compensation attorney. An attorney understands the process and can help ensure that the proper steps are followed to successfully appeal the claim.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Martindale Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer rated for highest level of professional excellence 2017
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • ABA - Defending Liberty Pursing justice
  • NATA

What Our Clients Say

  • " The lawyers and support staff at Atwood Law Firm showed me sincere interest and caring on a very personal level, and I knew at all times my interests were front and center in all aspects of my workers' compensation case. This office is staffed by a great group of people. You can relax and be assured that your welfare comes first and foremost in their decisions and actions with respect to your legal case. You are kept aware of the process and progress in your case at all times, and your input is welcomed. I highly recommend the Atwood Law Firm to anyone needing legal assistance.” - WN
Client Testimonials

Get A Free Consultation Now

Please fill our the form below to contact Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver & Spier for a consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Get Help Today. Call Us At 800-655-9606

Lincoln Office
575 Fallbrook Boulevard Suite 206
Lincoln, NE 68521

Toll Free: 800-655-9606
Phone: 402-817-2717
Fax: 402-476-4410
Lincoln Law Office Map

Omaha Office
14301 First National Bank Parkway
Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68154

Toll Free: 800-655-9606
Phone: 402-817-2717
Fax: 402-476-4410
Map & Directions

Review Us