In Illinois, if you have a pre-existing condition and it becomes worse after a work injury the insurance company must pay for it.
For instance, if you had a bad back and your work injury makes it worse so that you need a surgery then Work Comp should pay for your medical bills, time off work, and a settlement when you have completed treatment.
Sometimes the insurance company will attempt to deny your claim because of some back treatment you had before the date of your work injury.
You should contact an Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney right away if this happens to protect your rights pursuant to the law.
In Illinois there are no attorney fees due until you recover money.
Protect yourself against the insurance company and its lawyers.
Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.