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When might a worker make a claim in relation to a pre-existing illness or injury?

Even if a worker’s injury or illness is not work-related or was due to previous employment, you may be required to compensate the worker if their work with you is a significant contributing factor to the aggravation, exacerbation or deterioration of the injury or illness.

When might a worker make a claim in relation to a pre-existing illness or injury?
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