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Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim Following a Heart Attack

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim Following a Heart Attack

Suffering from a heart attack can be one of the scariest moments of a person’s life. This is true not only for themselves, but also for their family and friends.

Most people are not aware that if a heart attack is linked to their job, individuals are able to pursue Workers’ Compensation claims against their employers, based on their heart attack episode. In order to have a Workers’ Compensation claim after a heart attack, the employee must be able to show that their job in and of itself placed them at a greater risk of suffering from a heart attack.

If an employee suffers from a heart attack while they are performing their job duties, the link between the two is generally easier to show. If the heart attack occurs when the employee is not performing their job duties, the link can nonetheless be made. This is done by showing that the employee’s job duties were correlated with stress, or other contributing factors, that would have been likely to increase the employee’s risk of suffering from a heart attack.

If you have suffered from a heart attack and believe it may have been linked to your work duties, please contact us for a further evaluation of your case.

Please be advised: every legal case is different. While this information may be informative, it is not intended to constitute legal advice. To determine if the circumstances presented here apply to your case, please do not hesitate to call us today.