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If I suffer an injury while receiving treatment for an on-the-job injury, can I receive workers’ compensation for the new injury?

Whether workers’ compensation covers a new injury suffered during treatment for a work injury depends on whether the activity during the treatment causes the condition or aggravated a preexisting condition.

For example, if you have a work-related wrist injury and your physical therapy aggravates a preexisting condition, such as a rotator cuff injury, then workers’ compensation covers the second injury. On the other hand, if the activities during your therapy session could not have caused or aggravated your preexisting injury, workers’ compensation does not cover the new injury.

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