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Pre-existing condition can be used in evaluating impairment (access required)

Although the commission had previously concluded the employee’s right-knee injury was attributable to a compensable injury, the commission could still consider the employee’s pre-existing condition in evaluating the degree of impairment. Background On March 2, 2009, claimant injured her left knee while working for employer. A deputy commissioner found that she proved a compensable injury and awarded ...