Heart Attack & Stroke
If you have a heart attack or stroke at work, will your medical care be covered by Workers’ Compensation? It all depends on whether the medical evidence shows the heart attack or stroke was caused by physical exertion, heat or workplace stress.
The insurance company will comb through your medical history, looking for any evidence that could be linked to your heart attack or stroke. If you have a history of high blood pressure or high cholesterol, or are overweight, they will deny your Workers’ Compensation claim. Please remember that the insurance company does not have your health and well-being as their primary concern. An adjuster’s job is to save the insurance company’s money and to try to limit spending on your claim as much as possible. In cases of heart attack or stroke, the insurance companies will almost certainly deny your claim right from the start. This is standard practice in most all heart attack and stroke cases. We are very familiar with what it takes to present your heart attack or stroke claim in the best position for starting your income and medical benefits.
Proving that your heart attack or stroke was job related requires expertise that every member of our firm has. We know how to obtain medical evidence to support that the heart attack and stroke was caused by your job. We do this effectively and have vast experience in knowing what it takes to have your claim recognized by the insurer.Legal Help for Injured Workers Call (404) 303-7770
At the law office of J. Franklin Burns, our Workers’ Compensation attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and consult with respected medical experts to determine the cause of your heart attack or stroke. We will aggressively advocate for you to receive full Workers’ Compensation benefits if your health problem was triggered by conditions in the workplace such as stress, physical exertion or heat.
Our lead attorney, J. Franklin Burns, has more than 20 years of experience practicing Workers’ Compensation law. For 15 of those years, he worked for insurance companies, defending against claims for workers’ compensation benefits. Mr. Burns had a change of heart and decided that representing injured workers rather than insurance companies was his preference and his passion. All of the attorneys at J. Franklin Burns, P.C. represented insurance companies in their early careers. This means that all lawyers in our firm know very well the tactics used by the other side and the best methods to use to defeat the Employer/Insurer on your behalf. Our skills and expertise are only used to help injured workers.Effective Representation in Complex Cases
Because cases involving workplace heart attacks or strokes can be highly complex, it is important to consult a knowledgeable Workers’ Compensation attorney. You can rely on us for quality legal services in even the most difficult case. Please contact our law firm to arrange a free consultation and case assessment. The sooner that you have expert legal counsel on your side, the better your chances of receiving income and medical benefits will be. Waiting for the insurance company adjuster to have a change of heart regarding your claim will only delay the benefits that you may be entitled to receive.
From offices in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, our workers’ compensation attorneys represent clients statewide. To learn more please contact our law firm at 866-328-4978 or (404) 303-7770 for a free consultation. You can also send us an email through this form on our website: http://www.jfblaw.com/contact-us.html Please do not hesitate to call. We understand that you have many questions that need answers. From offices in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, our Workers’ Compensation attorneys represent clients statewide. If you are unable to visit us in our office, we are happy to travel to meet you in your home or a place that is convenient to you.