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Workers with back injuries, or carpal tunnel syndrome, or some other preexisting degenerative condition may face the question of whether their symptoms are caused by work-related activities. Missouri law entitles employees to workers’ compensation benefits if they can prove that the preexisting condition was “aggravated or accelerated” by a new “injury” sustained in their employment activities. In other words, work-related functions must result in an identifiable “injury” before compensation is available for worsening of a pre-existing physical condition, or causing a latent condition to surfa
Posted by Paul E Evans on 4.2.14 in Workers Comp. (MO)