Stroke and Workers’ Comp
Job stress can lead to stroke. Job stress, overexertion and labor-intensive work activities can contribute to a worker suffering a stroke on the job. A stroke is unpredictable. It can strike any person at any time, and it can cause permanent neurological damage. Some industries are more labor-intensive than others, but what may seem to be simple stress can lead to stroke under overexertion. A stroke is a disturbance of the blood supply to the brain caused by blockage or a hemorrhage, and it keeps the affected area of the brain from functioning entirely.
At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we are familiar with the challenges workers and their families face after a work-related stroke. We also know the challenges of recovering workers’ compensation benefits related to stroke injury.
Risk Factors For Stroke Or Silent Stroke
In some cases, a worker suffers a stroke somewhere other than the workplace. Some people suffer “silent stroke,” which damages the brain, but shows no external symptoms. However, a silent stroke can put you at increased risk for major stroke in the future. Other risk factors for stroke include:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Smoking or prolonged exposure to smoke
- Old age
- High cholesterol
- Atrial fibrillation
Many factors can contribute to a stroke. Stress, strain and/or overexertion at work might contribute, but there must be evidence. The location and the severity of the stroke along with early medical response also play a role in how damaging the stroke will be.
Strokes are the leading cause of adult disability in the United States.
Brain damage from a stroke is a permanent injury, but it takes a persuasive and knowledgeable attorney to prove that a stroke was a result of a work injury. Additionally, you could be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.
Pennsylvania Attorneys Dedicated To Injured Workers
Our Philadelphia-based law firm fights for workers’ compensation to cover medical, emotional and financial hardships. We can aggressively advocate for long-term care and rehabilitation expenses such as speech and language therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys are experienced advocates for the rights and interests of injured workers. Since 1936, our law firm has handled tens of thousands of workers’ compensation cases throughout Pennsylvania. We are prepared to take on difficult cases. We bring appeals against employers and their insurance carriers if necessary.
To schedule a free initial consultation, email us or call us at 215-310-0001 or toll free at 877-794-2396.
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To schedule a free initial consultation, email us or call us at 215-310-0001 or toll free at 877-794-2396. We provide personal service throughout Pennsylvania, and we handle all cases on a contingency basis. You pay no lawyer’s fees unless you receive compensation in your case or we prevent the insurance company from stopping or altering your benefits.