I am in longshore act wc, have broken ankle ( 2014 ) and get surgery twice. After all done dr sent to mri, show up mild post traumatic arthritis. On 2011 I sprain the same ankle in the same workcompensation but case closed because everything is fine, no future medical. Doctor send me to work with the restriction.but will schedule 1 more appointment with doctor because the release not clear. Everything is fine until now wc pay everything.

My question is do that arthritis consider pre existing condition ? Or because injury? And what next step? I don't have attorney.

Does any body know a good attorney for longshore act wc?

Thank you.