Can I Get Workers’ Comp Benefits If I Have A Pre-Existing Condition?


One of the top questions that we are asked is “does a pre-existing condition prevent me from getting workers’ compensation benefits?” The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act specifically addresses this situation, and establishes rules that allow those with pre-existing conditions to receive benefits in some, but not all, situations.

In the video below, attorney Matt Wilson discusses the topic in more detail and provides an example of a situation where an employee would be eligible for workers’ comp even if he or she had a pre-existing condition.

Having a pre-existing condition does not automatically disqualify you from receiving workers’ comp benefits. The law regarding this area is very situation-specific, so it is important that you talk to an attorney to find out how your particular condition and medical history may affect your ability to receive workers’ comp payments.

Let us evaluate your claim —FREE— 215.587.8400

Awards & Accomplishments

The workers' compensation attorneys at Martin Law have received numerous honors and awards—from other lawyers, neutral third-party publications and trusted consumer organizations. The achievement we are most proud of is simply being able to help the many decent, hardworking people who have suffered the misfortune of a work injury.