Connecticut Heart & Hypertension Attorneys
Standing by Injured Workers in Connecticut
Do you or a loved one suffer from heart disease or hypertension as the result of working as a firefighter or policeman in Connecticut? At Morrisey, Morrissey& Rydzik, LLC, we fight for the rights of workers in Connecticut and the surrounding areas who have been injured on the job.
Heart and hypertension problems are common in America, and those who work in stressful occupations such as law enforcement and disaster response may experience an increased risk for heart disease and high blood pressure due to the intense conditions of the job.
To balance out this disparity, Connecticut added Sec. 7-433c to the Connecticut Code, also known as the Connecticut Heart & Hypertension Act, in order for the law to provide benefits for policemen and firemen who have become disabled or deceased as a result of hypertension or heart disease. Our Connecticut heart and hypertension attorneys understand this law and may be able to help you secure benefits if you qualify. Reach out to us to learn more during a free consultation.
You should not have to endure the effects of heart and hypertension issues caused by a stressful job on your own. Contact our team online or at (203) 275-0947 for a case evaluation to determine whether you qualify for benefits under the Connecticut Heart & Hypertension Act.
Connecticut's Heart & Hypertension Act
Connecticut's Heart and Hypertension Act was signed into law in 1971. The law allows firefighters and police officers suffering from hypertension and/or heart disease to receive benefits equivalent to state workers' compensation benefits without bearing the burden of proving that the condition was directly caused by their work. Many afflicted police officers and firefighters continue to suffer from heart disease and hypertension because of their jobs without seeking the compensatory benefits they are entitled to under the law.
Morrissey, Morrissey & Rydzik, LLC has seen an incredible amount of success with these claims. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss your legal options with us today. All initial consultations are free of charge and come with no obligation.
Who Is Eligible for Compensation Under the Heart and Hypertension Act?
To be eligible for compensation under the 1971 Heart and Hypertension Act requires that:
- The applicant must be a current or former firefighter or police officer, and
- A pre-employment physical must have shown no signs of either heart disease or hypertension.
Under Connecticut law, the presence of either or both conditions post-employment signals that they may have been caused due to the stressful conditions of the workplace. Police officers and firefighters who meet the above requirements must provide written proof of their condition to their employer within one year of diagnosis to receive workers' compensation benefits.
Legal Representation for Heart Disease & Hypertension Injuries in the Connecticut Area
At Morrissey, Morrissey & Rydzik, LLC, one of our skilled Connecticut heart and hypertension claim lawyers can help you to determine whether you meet the necessary requirements and guide you through the entire claims process to ensure everything is done correctly and on time. As a dedicated employee, you have earned your Connecticut workers' compensation benefits if you have developed heart problems or hypertension in the line of duty. It is our duty to help you secure the compensation you deserve.
Contact a Connecticut heart and hypertension attorney if you are experiencing issues related to heart problems or high blood pressure caused in the workplace and want to pursue compensation.