Pre-Existing Condition Workers’ Compensation in Portland, OR

Don’t miss out on the payments you deserve just because you have a medical history. At the Law Offices of Peter O. Hansen, you can get the help you need to determine if your pre-existing conditions disqualify you from getting the benefits you need to recover.

Unfortunately, part of getting older includes getting illnesses and injuries that stay with us for long periods of time, possibly even our entire lives. Insurers will try to use your pre-existing conditions against you, claiming that they caused the majority of the work-related illness or injury you are filing a claim for. By working with Mr. Hansen on your pre-existing condition for your workers’ compensation case in Portland, OR, you have someone in your corner to help you prove your work conditions are really to blame.

How Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Can Affect Your Claim

Unfortunately, Oregon law states that in workers’ compensation cases, the employee is the one who bears the burden of proof of how much their work injury has affected them versus any pre-existing conditions. Insurers may deny the claim if they feel the work injury is not the major (or 51%) part of your decrease in your ability to perform. In this case, you must get a medical expert to validate that your pre-existing conditions, while playing a factor, are not the primary reason for your current condition.

Contact Mr. Hansen today to learn how your pre-existing conditions may affect your workers’ comp case. He proudly serves clients in and around Portland, Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, and Salem, Oregon.