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Should comp pay for hip replacement when there was pre-existing condition?

A worker slipped on ice at work and fractured his hip. However, he already had degenerative joint disease, and his replacement surgery had been recommended before his fall. Should workers’ comp pay for the surgery?

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She didn’t complain of pain until a month later: Did work fall cause injury?

Sometimes an injury might not be completely apparent immediately after an incident at work, like a fall. This is particularly true about a secondary injury, and that can have a complicating effect on workers’ comp claims.

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