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Does Workers Comp Cover Heart Attacks?

Heart attacks can be deadly, and they can impact your heart health for the rest of your life. You may have already suffered one of these health emergencies, leaving you struggling to recover from your injuries. 

To get compensated, you need to uncover the cause of your heart attack. But what if you believe your job caused your condition? 

Your workers comp lawyer wants to see you recover and overcome the suffering you’ve experienced. To do so, check out the details you need to know about work-related illnesses and heart attacks. 

Work-Related Injuries and Illness 

Your employer’s workers comp insurance policy should cover all the costs of a work-related illness or injury when you’re hurt on the job. That covers all sorts of illnesses, including mesothelioma and other cancers, or repetitive strain injuries

But just because an injury happened at work doesn’t mean it was related to work. For example, you may have suffered a heart attack while sitting at your desk. You may also have a pre-existing heart condition. In these cases, you may not have grounds for workers comp benefits. But if your job requires you to do things that put a strain on your heart, you may be able to prove a link from your job to your medical condition. 

Proving You’re Due Workers Comp 

Proving that you’re due workers comp benefits for your injuries can be tough. You may need guidance from medical professionals and expert witnesses to prove the link between your illness and your job. 

Luckily, the right medical professionals can make a big difference. They can review your injuries and determine whether you were hurt by your job. The guidance they offer can help you overcome your injuries and your suffering to get the workers compensation you’re due

What Happens if I’m Denied? 

Unfortunately, you may have already gotten a denial letter. The insurance company may currently have refused to help you, claiming your injuries didn’t qualify you for workers compensation. 

But that’s not the end of your claim. Your lawyer can negotiate with your employer or the insurance company for your compensation. This guidance can take place during an informal hearing to discuss the reason you were denied. 

If your employer still denies you workers comp, you may have grounds to take your claim to court. Your claim may be heard by the Workers’ Compensation Court, giving you a chance to tell your part of the story. From there, they can determine whether you’re due workers compensation for your heart attack. 

Connect with a Workers Comp Lawyer After Your Heart Attack

If you believe your work conditions caused a heart attack, you may be eligible for compensation for the illness. But proving that your heart attack was related to your job can be tricky. You may need help getting the complete compensation you’re due for your injuries and suffering. 

The lawyers at Conway, Pauley & Johnson P.C. are here to help workers get the compensation they’re due after a work-related incident. If you’ve suffered because of a work injury, reach out for a free consultation with our lawyers. Give us a call at 402-462-5187, or fill out the online contact form below. 

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