What are the Most Common Pre-Existing Conditions?
Many workers in Atlanta have a pre-existing condition. An estimated 130 million Americans have a pre-existing condition, and the state of Georgia is certainly no exception. Some of these workers find that their pre-existing condition affects their work environment, and may contribute to a work-related injury.
Many workers in Georgia believe that if their pre-existing condition contributes to their injury, they are not entitled to workers’ compensation. However, our Atlanta workers’ comp lawyers know that even if your pre-existing condition does contribute to your injury, you are still entitled to compensation. Here are three of the most common pre-existing conditions that may be affecting your work performance.
- While acne is unlikely to leave you searching for an Atlanta workers’ comp lawyer, it can still affect your performance at work. Many adults have acne, even though there is a consistent cultural stereotype that teenagers are the only ones who are “supposed” to have acne. This means that acne can affect workers confidence, making them less approachable.
- It’s no secret that America is putting on the pounds. About one in every three Americans is obese, and that number is expected to continue rising in the coming years. Since people who are living with obesity carry more weight, they are at an increased risk when it comes to injuries. A slip and fall that might be a minor annoyance for someone of normal weight has the potential to cause major muscle or tissue damage in someone who is obese.
- Arthritis is a joint and muscle condition that causes stiffness and pain when repeating the same motion over and over again due to inflammation. Arthritis can be made worse while performing work-related duties such as typing, and can even put you out of work if severe enough.
Even if your pre-existing condition was involved in your work-related injury, you deserve to be compensated. Give our team at the Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson a call today. We’ll help you figure out your options after an injury.