Workplace Stroke and Heart Attack Lawyer in Ventura County, CA
A lot of us are chronically stressed out these days, and a major cause of all that tension is the workplace. Deadlines, hazardous conditions, physically demanding tasks, and related stressors all combine to make the workday tough to get through. But all this stress doesn’t disappear once we go home for the day. Stress has serious long-term consequences for our health. It is widely recognized that workplace stress is one of the main contributors to strokes and heart attacks.
For those who have suffered a stroke or heart attack at work, it is possible to file a workers’ compensation claim or a social security disability benefits claim. But to increase your chances of success, you need a heart attack/stroke injury lawyer who is experienced with these cases. That’s why you should contact the Law Office of Jim T. Rademacher. Our workers’ comp attorneys, based in Westlake Village, California, provide legal assistance to clients throughout Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and much of Los Angeles County.
Heart Attacks: The Basics
A heart attack (also called a myocardial infarction) happens when the heart is unable to get enough blood. This results in damage to the heart muscle—which can have fatal consequences.
Heart attacks can be accompanied by a number of symptoms, though not everyone will experience the same ones. These symptoms include the following:
- Chest pain (most common symptom) – This may be experienced as pressure or “tightness” in the chest. It can sometimes be felt in the left arm as well.
- Shortness of breath
Heart attacks have many contributory causes, such as obesity, smoking, and advanced age. Stress-related heart attacks are not uncommon, and may be precipitated by workplace conditions.
Strokes: The Basics
A stroke occurs when the brain fails to receive enough blood, resulting in the phenomenon known as cell death. Strokes are divided into two major types. An ischemic stroke—by far the most frequent of the two—is one that is triggered by inadequate blood flow, while a hemorrhagic stroke happens as a result of bleeding in the brain.
Strokes are characterized by various symptoms that may arise very suddenly, the three most common being:
- Weakness or drooping in the face
- Weakness in an arm
- Difficulty speaking (or comprehending speech)
Strokes can leave the victim permanently impaired. Our Ventura County-based brain injury attorneys have wide-ranging experience with stroke disability claims involving stroke caused by stress in the workplace.
How Our Work Injury Compensation Attorneys Can Help
When it comes to heart attack and stroke disability claims, it’s vital to be able to prove that workplace conditions factored into the victim’s health issues. That’s not always easy, so you need to get an experienced attorney on your side who will fight for you. We invite you to call the Law Office of Jim T. Rademacher at (877) 922-2889 for a free consultation with one of our workers’ compensation lawyers in Ventura County.
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