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Pre-Existing Injury Claims

San Mateo Work Injury Attorneys

Although some people injured on the job think otherwise, an old injury or a pre-existing condition does not mean that a person cannot file for workers’ compensation benefits after a work accident aggravates that injury or condition. In this situation, it is important to discuss your situation with an experienced lawyer in order to protect your rights.

At the law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, our firm will work with you to understand your benefits. Insurance companies, and your employer, may not be clear about your rights after an injury. It may be difficult to get a straightforward answer. Our firm will explain your rights and answer any questions that you have regarding benefits for the aggravation of pre-existing conditions and injuries.

California Pre-Existing Injury Claim Lawyers

There are many injuries that can be re-aggravated at work. For instance, a back injury that you have had for some time could be harmed due to repetitive stress on the job or due to an accident that causes trauma to the back. Someone may try to tell you that any pain or injury was the result of the pre-existing condition, when in reality, it was the accident that was responsible for the problem.

This may be true for a wide range of other injuries, including knee injuries, neck injuries, repetitive lifting, heart problems and many others.

Contact Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation

At Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, we can help you understand more about previous injuries and workers’ compensation benefits. Call us at (650) 345-8484 to arrange a free case evaluation or send us an e-mail to learn more information.

Client Reviews

    I retained Ilya Frangos of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos on a business litigation matter involving a frivolous lawsuit filed in federal court. Ilya guided me through the case and helped make sure that I understood the process… He always took the time to answer all my questions and helped put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend him and this firm!


    I called Mr Frye after my wife had passed away… John listened to my case over the phone, after aggreeing to represent me, handled everything from there… I have already recommended Mr Frye to a friend for help with a similiar case and would without reserve recommend him to anybody. He came highly recommended as an expert in these type cases, and I believe he demonstrated this personally.


    Chantel Fitting is as good as it gets. If you have been injured, need help and cant get what you know you deserve from one of the big insurance companies, then you have got to call Chantel. She will fight for you like it was her that was hurt… She cares. Call her. You wont be sorry you did.

    Cindy C.

    A great experience. Excellent law firm which treats their client’s with the utmost respect. Very knowledgeable and made me fell extremely secure when handling my personal injury claim. Would highly recommend Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos to handle your next case.

    Lisa D.

    I was fortunate enough to have been represented and retained by this law firm for my injuries sustained by an under insured motorist. I must say Chantel Fitting and Illya Frangos went above and beyond trying to resolve my case… I would highly recommend this law firm and stop shopping around if you are looking for the best, as this is as good as it gets.

    Joanna K.

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