Workers’ compensation claims for job-related heart problems and high blood pressure, as with workers’ compensation claims by private employees, police officers and firefighters claiming workers’ compensation must usually be able to prove that the injury occurred while on duty.
However, Connecticut has a special workers’ compensation law for police officers and firefighters who develop heart disease or hypertension (high blood pressure).
For police officers and firefighters who began employment before 1996 and were cleared for duty in a pre-employment physical, the workers’ compensation law states that a police officer or firefighter who develops heart disease or hypertension is automatically entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, on the assumption that the stress of the job caused the illness. The law requires the firefighter or police officer to give written notice to the employer within one year of having symptoms or being diagnosed with heart disease or hypertension.
The law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., located in New Haven, Connecticut, is frequently called on by police officers and firemen to provide legal assistance with workers’ compensation claims based on heart disease or hypertension.
We are a highly-rated* law firm, and several of our attorneys have decades of experience under their belts — helping injured people throughout the state of Connecticut obtain fair financial compensation after an on-the-job injury.
Because of the special laws, heart and hypertension workers’ compensation claims can be extremely complicated and time-consuming. It is important to choose a law firm with the time and resources to make sure your case receives the attention it deserves.
We offer a free initial consultation in all workers’ compensation cases, and our fees are set by state law at a reasonable percentage of the eventual award of back benefits.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers, contact Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., today. Call 203-865-8430 or send us an e-mail .
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all Heart Hypertension Claims for Police Fire Fighters cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.