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If an injury is sustained at a previous employer and it shows up at the new employer, what happens?

A workers’ comp claim never really leaves its employer/carrier of origin – no matter how much time passes. If the same injury flares up at a new employer (your client), a dollar “apportionment” on the medical costs may occur based on the doctor’s opinion during a court proceeding.

Apportionment means that your client can reduce the amount of benefits to the employee due to a previously paid claim of the same injury on the same body part. However, certain factors have to be met to get an apportionment.

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