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Stratford Heart Disease & Hypertension Lawyer

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.

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.

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.

  • Learn more about hypertension.
  • Learn more about workers’ compensation.

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 Stratford workers’ compensation claim lawyer. Call 475-338-3505 or send an email inquiry.

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