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Heart Disease And Hypertension Claims Can Be Complex

Hypertension is a health condition that is often associated with high-stress conditions in the workplace. Police officers, firefighters and state corrections officers are frequently diagnosed with heart disease or hypertension. Hypertension can be a serious health condition that may be associated with future health concerns and may eventually limit your work ability.

If you have been diagnosed with hypertension, the attorneys at Morizio Law Firm, P.C., can help you learn if you are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Contact us for a free consultation with an experienced workers' comp lawyer.

What Is Hypertension?

Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. One may be diagnosed with hypertension after having chronically elevated blood pressure. Although there are no initial signs or symptoms of high blood pressure, later symptoms may include headache or nosebleed. High blood pressure can create serious risk for many other health concerns, such as:

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure
  • Aneurysm

Although many factors, such as being overweight or inactive, may lead to hypertension, there is a link between high stress and a sudden increase in blood pressure. Due to the dangerous or hazardous working conditions of many occupations, some workers have a presumed risk for hypertension. This makes filing for workers' compensation benefits less burdensome.

  • Learn more about workers' comp for police officers, firefighters and municipal workers.
  • Learn more about workers' comp for state employees.

Regardless of occupation, if it can be proved that the hypertension was a result of stress-related work conditions, workers' compensation benefits may be approved.

Contact Morizio Law Firm, P.C.: This Is What We Do

We have earned distinction as board-certified workers' compensation specialists. With years of experience, we have the knowledge and skill to help you. Contact us online or at 866-225-9496 for a free consultation with a specialist. We are ready to help you obtain compensation and recover from hypertension.