Did you aggravate a pre-existing condition in an accident while on the job? If so, that injury is considered a new one. A pre-existing condition is defined as any injury that occurred in the past or that develops over time, such as arthritis. A large portion of our national workforce works with pre-existing conditions. Many times, the condition, previous injury or disease goes unnoticed until another work injury occurs. If this describes your situation, our workplace injury lawyers can help. At Galanti, Patti, & Winterscheidt, P.C. in East Alton, we protect the rights of injured workers — especially those with pre-existing conditions.