If you suffer a heart attack that was caused by your job, then you might be eligible for workers’ compensation. Making a case that your heart attack was job-related and was not due to your overall health situation can be difficult, though, and employers and workers’ comp policy carriers have a lot of arguments at their disposal.
One thing that makes it more difficult to successfully seek workers’ compensation after a heart attack in Pennsylvania is that you have to prove certain aspects about your job were the cause of the issue. It’s not enough that your job was stressful, which might have contributed to your risk of a heart attack. You also have to show that there was a certain high level of exertion required in your job that physically put your heart at risk.
Our firm understands what you need to prove to successfully counter a denial of your workers’ compensation claim. We are also well-versed in other benefit options, and can help you understand where you might seek assistance if you are out of work because of a heart attack. If workers’ compensation payments are denied or are slow in coming, you might be eligible for Social Security Disability payments, for example.