Is My Surgery Covered by Workers’ Comp?

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On-the-job injuries, whether caused by an acute injury or chronic wear, can sometimes result in the need for surgery. We understand that one of the first questions on your mind can be, “Who is going to pay for my surgery?” Those concerns can deepen after your workers’ compensation insurance company denies your claim.


It’s common for insurance companies to deny claims based on a “pre-existing condition.” Of course, many people have asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic pre-existing conditions, but these can be made much worse by a work injury. Surgeries like total knee replacements, ACL and meniscus repairs, rotator cuff repairs, spinal fusions, and other back surgeries can be difficult to get approved for payment. That’s where we come in.


We work to prove that your “pre-existing condition” was precipitated, aggravated, and accelerated beyond normal progression by the work injury. We’re with you every step of the way through what can otherwise be a long, stressful journey. At Hale Skemp, we have the experience and know-how to fight for you.


For additional information, see more about our work in worker’s compensation cases.

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