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How To File A Workers' Comp Claim For Heart Disease And Hypertension

Heart disease and hypertension can create extensive medical challenges and an increased risk of dangerous medical conditions, such as heart disease leading to a heart attack. These medical conditions are often stress-related and may be associated with your employment. If you suffer from heart disease or hypertension as a result of work-related stress, you may be eligible to collect workers' compensation benefits. Morizio Law Firm, P.C., can help.

Workers' Comp And Survivors' Benefits

As board-certified compensation attorneys, we are able to assist clients with heart disease- and hypertension-related workers' compensation claims such as:

  • Disability benefits: Any worker diagnosed with heart disease, hypertension or another stress-related disease may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. It must be proven, however, that the medical condition is a result of specific working conditions.
  • Disability benefits for police officers, firefighters and state corrections officers: Connecticut law mandates that state corrections officers as well as police officers, firefighters and municipal workers have a presumption of risk for stress-related occupational disease such as heart disease and hypertension, depending on date of hire. Therefore, one must simply be diagnosed with a stress-related disease to file a workers' compensation claim.
  • Survivors' benefits: If a loved one has died as a result of a stress-related work condition such as police work or firefighting, you may have a right to survivors benefits to compensate for the loss. We have helped countless widows and dependents appeal denied survivors benefits, widows benefits and dependents benefits.

File A Workers' Compensation Claim

There are specific statute of limitations rules regarding filing claims for benefits that you must be aware of. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with heart disease, hypertension or another occupational stress-related disease, it is important to speak with an attorney and learn your rights immediately.

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Free Initial Consultations Available When You Contact Us

We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation so you may understand your rights and learn how we can help you proceed. Contact us to schedule your free consultation with a skilled workers' compensation claim lawyer. Call 866-225-9496 or send an email inquiry.