What does my lawyer mean when he says I had a “fictional new accident”?

Georgia workers’ compensation law provides that an aggravation of an old, pre-existing injury is treated as a new accident. Sometimes, such an aggravation does not occur in one specific incident or trauma, but rather happens over time while working at a more strenuous job.

work injury.jpgIf you aggravate an injury by working at a later job that requires, for example, more heavy lifting, more frequent bending, or more climbing than did your old job, and you have to leave the new job as a result, the last day you were able to work is labeled a “fictional new accident.” This often means litigation between the injured worker and the two employer (and/or two insurance companies).

For more information and guidance on legal issues like the ones a “fictional new accident” can present, please contact my Atlanta workers’ compensation law office :

Moebes Law, LLC
3535 Piedmont Road NE
Building 14, Suite 410
Atlanta, GA  30305

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