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Worker Had No New Injury, but Exacerbation of Prior Condition

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 668 | 0 | 0 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that substantial evidence supported the Workers’ Compensation Board’s determination that a worker had suffered an exacerbation of a prior knee injury, not a new injury. Case: Piorkowski v. Pat Forsha Truck & Auto, No. 524305, 10/05/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: David Piorkowski established a workers’ compensation claim for an injury to his left knee, stemming from a 2006 fall while employed by Pat Forsha Truck & Auto.  He underwent three knee surgeries, the last of which in May 2014, and received a cortiso...

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