You sustained a workers’ comp injury, have a claim, and are receiving treatment. But then you suffer an additional injury outside of work.
For example, you sustained a low back and left leg injury at work, but later at some point your right leg is really hurting all the time. This is possibly from overuse as you are favoring your left leg and your right leg is overcompensating. Is it related to your workers comp claim or not?
You May Be Entitled to Additional Compensation
Under certain circumstances a subsequent injury may actually be a result of your work comp injury and as such be deemed a compensable consequence injury and need to be included in your workers’ comp claim. The professionals at RP Law Group can help you on the way to determining if your new injury falls within this category.
If you have any questions about your workers’ comp claim and whether or not your new injury should be included call RP Law Group at (951) 394-3640 to be guided through the complex process of determining a compensable consequence injury.