Truck drivers spend most of the day behind the wheel. It's a high-stress job — weaving through heavy traffic, drinking lots of coffee to help you stay awake for long stretches. You sit behind the wheel for hours, then work up a sweat unloading heavy boxes or pallets from your rig.
That mix of sitting, job stress and overexertion is a recipe for a work-related heart attack. Other types of employees can be exposed to job stress which can result in heart attacks, as well.
The issue of whether an employee or his or her family can recover Pennsylvania workers' compensation benefits for a heart attack at work can be a challenging one. The Pennsylvania workers' compensation lawyers at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo have extensive experience handling workers' compensation claims for work-related heart attacks and appeals against employers and their workers' compensation insurance carriers. When you need a tough lawyer with experience, you want a lawyer from Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo.
Proving That Your Job Required Exertion
In Pennsylvania, in order to qualify for workers' compensation after a work-related heart attack, you have to prove that the job required a significant level of exertion. Stress is not enough. Contact a Philadelphia workers' compensation attorney at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo for a free review of your case.
If You Cannot Work
If you've suffered a disabling work-related heart attack — or if you have suffered a heart attack that is not work-related but prevents you from returning to work — you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), a government program providing financial support for disabled workers. As a worker, you've paid in to the Social Security system for years; now it is available to help you. The attorneys of Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo can help you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance. If you have applied before and been denied, do not lose hope. Most claims are initially denied. You have 60 days to appeal the decision. We can help you reapply.
Accessible Attorneys At Your Convenience
At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we strive to provide superior service to our clients. A lawyer is always available to speak with you. Evening and weekend meetings are available by appointment, and we have offices in Pottsville, Allentown, Philadelphia, Reading, Bloomsburg, Lancaster, Blue Bell and Harrisburg. The lawyers are also constantly on the road traveling throughout the state so that they can make themselves available.
Speak With Us At Your Free Initial Consultation
Contact a qualified Pennsylvania workers' compensation lawyer for a review of your heart attack injury case by Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo. You may also contact us at 215-310-0001 or toll free at 877-794-2396.