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Will a prior knee injury I suffered years ago preclude me from recovering workers’ compensation if I reinjury my knee?

A well-known principle in workers’ compensation law is that an employer takes an employee as the employer finds them. An employee is not disqualified from recovering workers’ compensation benefits simply because they have a preexisting condition. The employee must show their work aggravated or exacerbated the injury to recover workers’ compensation benefits.

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The highly competent lawyers at Petrillo and Goldberg represent clients with personal injury claims, workers compensation claims, slip-and-fall cases and automobile accident victims. We work for you, and take our job of getting the best possible results for you seriously.