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Heart Attacks, Strokes and Workers' Compensation Claims in New Jersey

Paterson Workers' Compensation Lawyers

When people think about workplace injuries, they often think about falling objects, back injuries from lifting too much or broken bones from a fall. Many employees do not realize, however, that the stress and exertion they experience at work can contribute to heart attacks, strokes and similar traumatic and life-threatening events.

If you have suffered a heart attack or stroke at work in New Jersey, the team at Kaplan & Kaplan Counsellors at Law is ready to meet with you to discuss your ability to obtain workers' compensation. Not every heart attack or stroke that occurs at work leads to a viable claim, but many do. With more than 50 years of experience in workers' compensation law, we can evaluate your claim and aggressively guide you to an optimal outcome.

To learn about your rights when you have suffered a heart attack or stroke at work, please call Kaplan & Kaplan Counsellors at Law at 973-988-1101 or contact us online. We help workers in Essex County, Bergen County, Passaic County, Morris County and across the state.

Understanding Heart Attack and Stroke Claims and Workers' Comp in New Jersey

New Jersey law contains a test that must be used in any workers' compensation case that is based on a heart attack or stroke. Our attorneys can walk you through details of the test when you visit our office, but in general, there are three questions that will be asked:

  • At the time of the heart attack, had you been engaged in intense work effort for a period of time?
  • How much time elapsed between the end of the intense work and when your symptoms began?
  • How much more strenuous was the work effort compared to the activities in which you participate outside of work?

Your medical history and risk factors will also be examined during the course of the claim. Throughout the process, you can rely on our lawyers to protect your rights and fight for the full amount of medical benefits, out-of-work benefits and total or partial disability benefits to which you are entitled.

Contact a Wayne Attorney if You Suffered an On-the-Job Stroke or Heart Attack

Our Paterson workers' compensation attorneys provide a free initial consultation to all potential clients. We take all workers' compensation cases on a no recovery, no fee basis. To get started, call toll free at 800-724-5346, locally at 973-988-1101 or contact our law firm online.

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