Work Activities Can Trigger Aggravated Arthritis
Roughly 40 million people have arthritis in the United States. Often, it is a natural part of aging, but people of any age can develop arthritis, and it can be extremely painful.
If your work environment or duties aggravate your arthritis symptoms, then you have the right to file for workers’ compensation benefits. At Quatrini Rafferty, P.C., our attorneys have extensive experience and a long record of success guiding Pennsylvania workers to obtain their workers’ compensation.
Causes Of Aggravated Arthritis
Arthritis is commonly a preexisting injury, and aggravated arthritis, or flares, can be triggered by various work activities, such as:
- Repetitive motions
- Other physical injuries
These activities can cause arthritis symptoms, such as joint pain, swelling, and stiffness to worsen. Many positions could involve these activities, including teachers, construction workers, and office workers.
Aggravated arthritis can prevent you from doing your job or even keep you out of work. However, as long as you can prove that your work worsened your arthritis symptoms, you can obtain workers’ compensation.
It is common for insurance company doctors to say your work did not aggravate your arthritis, especially if it is a preexisting condition. If your employer or their insurer denies your claim, we will fight to obtain a second opinion, so you can get your benefits.
Every workers’ comp situation is unique. Quatrini Rafferty has a large team of attorneys, and we can help you find the advocate who meets your individual needs. All of our lawyers protect your rights as an employee and stand up to unfair employers or insurance companies to make sure you receive the benefits you need for a smooth recovery process. We continue to support you and your family, even after your case is complete.