COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Question: I hurt myself before in the same location. How does that affect me?
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For accidents that occur on or after May 15, 2011, the law concerning an aggravation of a preexisting injury has changed. The new accident must be the prevailing factor in causing the injury, medical condition and disability. The prevailing factor means the primary factor or most important factor. Since this is a new law, it may take several years to know exactly what this provision really means. If your employer refuses to accept your accident because it is not the prevailing factor, be sure to immediately consult an attorney.
On behalf of McCULLOUGH, WAREHEIM & LaBUNKER, P.A. we hope this material will be of benefit to you in answering your questions relative to work-related injuries. This material is a part of an ongoing commitment by McCULLOUGH, WAREHEIM & LaBUNKER, P.A. to unions, their members, and injured workers in the State of Kansas.Contact one of our Kansas work injury lawyers representing clients in Shawnee, Kansas (and throughout the State of Kansas) today to schedule your initial consultation.