How To Avoid Preexisting Conditions Under The Alabama Workers’ Compensation Law

To establish medical causation for a work accident or a workplace injury, the employee only needs to show that the strain or exposure to employment conditions was a contributing cause of the injury. Page v. Cox & Cox, Inc., 892 So.2d 413 (Ala.Civ.App. 2004); Fort James Operating Co. v. Kirklewski, 893 So.2d 434 (Ala.Civ.App. 2004). If the work accident is a contributing cause to the injury, the injury and the resulting disability are compensable. Maclin v. Bamsi, Inc., 644 So.2d 1 (Ala.Civ.App. 1994).

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