One of the leading killers of people in the United States is a heart attack. Many of us go through our daily lives never considering the possibility that we have heart disease. Some of us are lucky; others suffer the consequence of not addressing this potentially fatal condition.
In the realm of workers’ compensation, people with blocked arteries put themselves at greater risk when they work in a job that causes over-exertion. If you are doing a manual labor job in hot temperatures, your body is working harder to cool itself off. This is because you are sweating more to cool yourself off, and your heart is in overdrive to help produce enough oxygen to your body to allow it to continue to perform the task at hand. If you are doing manual labor in cold temperatures, the same phenomena hold true. However, your body is trying to stay warm, which in turn means more blood flow to your extremities and more strain on your heart. Even if you are working in a comfortable climate, you can still overexert yourself.
If you had a heart attack on the job and need answers, email or contact us today at (800) 952-9640 to talk to an experienced attorney. Our lawyers handle workers’ compensation cases on a contingency basis. We only get paid if we help you obtain compensation, prevent an insurance company from stopping or altering your benefits, or if you settle your case.