Are Illnesses Such as Lung Conditions or Heart Attacks Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

Actually, any medical illness or condition can potentially be a valid workers’ compensation claim if the particular occupational exposure is a material contribution to the causation, worsening, or acceleration of a medical condition or disease. Often these types of claims, known as “occupational” diseases, are contested, but with proper medical evidence supporting the claim, a Judge of Compensation can decide whether the condition is compensable or not.

At Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, we have both the skill and experience required to help navigate through the complex workers’ compensation system. Contact us for a free consultation by phone at 888-675-7607 or by completing our online form. We look forward to discussing your situation with you.

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