California workers’ compensation laws protect employees who work in California by requiring employers to maintain insurance coverage that will compensate employees if they are injured in the scope of their employment. In general, employees are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when they have suffered workplace injuries, and because they are entitled to those benefits, employees are not permitted to file civil claims against employers for those injuries.
Workplace injuries include any type of injury that is found to be ‘work-related’ including heart attacks and strokes.
Work-Related Heart Attacks And Strokes
Suffering injuries and damages due to a heart attack or stroke at work may be covered by workers’ compensation benefits if the heart attack or stroke was caused by work-related activity or by an on-the-job event. Activities like heavy lifting, heavy exertion, or significant stress can lead to a finding that heart attack and stroke injuries were work-related.
Work-related heart attacks and strokes are more difficult to prove than many other types of workplace injury cases, but our workers’ compensation experts at the Law Office of Joseph Kritzer can make proving your claim much easier.
Investigating And Proving Your Claim
Unlike many other workers’ compensation cases, heart attack and stroke cases are likely to require specialized medical experts to link these injuries directly to employees’ jobs. We conduct very thorough investigations and gather all supporting evidence and facts to help prove that your injuries were directly related to your employment.
We are stroke and heart attack injury experts with experience in proving these claims, and we have the necessary resources and relationships with medical experts to help prove that the heart attack or stroke was a workplace injury.
Employers And Insurance Companies
Dealing with employers and insurance companies in cases of heart attack and stroke injuries can be difficult, but experienced attorneys will help you succeed in your claim. Both employers and insurance companies have incentives to resist your claim.
Employers want to keep the number of claims and the cost of claims low so that their insurance premiums do not increase. Insurance companies want to keep their payouts low so that their profit margins remain high.
Unfortunately, these financial incentives for employers and insurance companies work against injured employees who simply want to receive the benefits that they deserve, but a knowledgeable and experienced workers’ compensation attorney will help to level the playing field.
This is why it is important to find legal representation that is not afraid to stand up to employers and insurance companies, especially when work injuries involve heart attacks or strokes.
Heart Attacks & Strokes Attorney For Your Claim
At the Law Office of Joseph Kritzer, we have the expertise, skill, and resources necessary to present a compelling case to employers, insurers, and attorneys on your behalf. If you have suffered a job-related heart attack or stroke, contact our office at 310-373-6821 or submit an online form and we will get in touch with you. We will fight to secure the benefits that you deserve.