There are few people who do not carry the residue of some prior injury or illness dating from earlier in their lives. Many of us have suffered a broken bone as a child or have work or sport-related injuries. Some people may be dealing with more serious health problems or chronic medical situations that require ongoing treatment.
You may be concerned that having pre-existing medical issues before being involved in an accident may preclude you from claiming compensation for your accident injuries. The good news is that this is not the case. Having pre-existing health concerns doesn’t mean that you cannot receive a damage award if you suffer new injuries in an accident or if a pre-existing condition is made worse. Continue reading