Heart Attacks Caused by Overexertion
When workers sustain heart attacks while working, whether or not they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits can be both tricky to determine and difficult to prove, as it will be necessary to establish that:
- The nature of the work activities was the primary cause of the heart attack.
- Other factors like the worker’s diet and lifestyle choices did not primarily cause the heart attack.
At the Bisset Law Firm, our experienced Denver workers’ compensation lawyers are skilled at proving when work conditions have caused people to sustain on-the-job heart attacks, and we are experienced at helping workers who have suffered heart attacks at work obtain the compensation they need and deserve.
When Work Conditions Cause Heart Attacks
In general, work conditions that can cause workers to overexert themselves on a regular basis can significantly increase the risk of sustaining on-the-job heart attacks. Some specific examples of such dangerous work conditions can include (but are not limited to):
- Working outdoors when it’s hot
- Working in extremely hot conditions (such as near industrial furnaces or ovens)
- Regularly lifting heavy objects
- Working on close proximity to certain chemicals or toxins (which may impair breathing or increase workers’ susceptibility to developing blood clots).
Such conditions can be especially problematic when:
- Workers have pre-existing heart conditions (whether or not the workers know about such health problems).
- Workers take certain medications.
- The work environmental creates a high base level of stress to begin with.
Heart Attack Symptoms
If your work environment is marked by any of the above-mentioned conditions, then it’s critical that you are aware of the symptoms of heart attacks so that you know when to seek emergency medical care for yourself or others when such symptoms may arise. Some of the primary symptoms of heart attacks include:
- Chest pain
- Neck, shoulder and/or jaw pain
- A general and intensifying feeling of anxiety
- Shortness of breath
- Dizziness and/or lightheadedness
- Nausea and/or vomiting.
How Our Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help You
Have you sustained a heart attack while working? If so, the skilled Denver workers’ compensation attorneys at the Bisset Law Firm want you to know that we are here to aggressively defend your rights to compensation. Our experienced legal professionals are committed to providing each of our clients with the best possible legal representation at every stage of their case. While this means that we will keep each of our clients informed of the latest developments in their cases as they happen, it also means that they can count on us to help them obtain the best possible results for their cases.
In addition to being diligent and dedicated, our attorneys are upfront and honest. They will advise you of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, the choices that you have as you move through the process, and whether it makes sense to settle your case or go to trial.
We offer knowledgeable, superior counsel to anyone seriously injured on the job. Some of our additional key strengths include our fierce negotiating skills, our extensive trial experience and our readiness to take decisive action when the denial or delay of a workers’ compensation claim is finally overruled.
Contact the Denver workers’ compensation lawyers at the Bisset Law Firm by calling (303) 894-8900 to learn more about your rights and receive a professional evaluation of your case.