Connecticut Survivors Benefits Attorney

Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Heart disease or hypertension can create extensive medical challenges and cause an increased risk for dangerous medical conditions, such as heart disease leading to a heart attack. These medical conditions are often stress-related and may be associated with your employment. If you suffer from heart disease or hypertension as a result of work-associated stress, you may be eligible to collect workers' compensation benefits. Cousins, Desrosiers & Morizio, P.C. can help.

Contact us to learn more about filing a workers' compensation claim.

Workers' Comp and Survivors’ Benefits

As Board Certified compensation attorneys, we are able to assist clients with various forms of heart disease and hypertension-related Workers' compensation claims, such as:

  • Disability benefits: Any worker diagnosed with heart disease, hypertension, or other stress-related disease may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. It must be proved, however, that the medical condition is a result of specific working conditions.
  • Disability benefits for policemen, firefighters, or state correction officers: Connecticut law mandates that state correction officers as well as policemen and firefighters, firemen, and municipal workers have a presumption of risk for stress-related occupational disease, such as heart disease or hypertension, depending on your date of hire. Therefore, one must simply be diagnosed with a stress-related disease in order to file a Workers' compensation claim.
  • Survivors' benefits: If a loved one has died as a result of a stress-related work condition, such as police work or firefighting, you may have a right to survivors' benefits to compensate for the loss. We have helped countless widows and dependents appeal denied survivors' benefits, widow benefits, and dependent benefits

File a Workers' Compensation Claim

There are specific statute of limitations rules regarding filing claims for benefits that you must be aware of. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with heart disease, hypertension, or other occupational stress-related disease, it is important to speak with an attorney and learn your rights immediately.

Free Initial Consultation

We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation so that you may understand your rights and learn how we can help you proceed. Contact us to schedule your free consultation with a skilled Workers' compensation claim lawyer.