Connecticut's Heart and Hypertension Act was enacted in 1977. The act was specifically established to protect police officers and firefighters who develop heart conditions or hypertension (high blood pressure) throughout the course of their jobs. Police officers and firefighters can obtain compensation in addition to regular workers' compensation benefits.
Are you a police officer or firefighter with a job-related heart condition or hypertension? Talk to The Law Office of George H. Romania, LLC, to learn more. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us at 888-350-3891 or contact a New Haven County workers' compensation lawyer online.
Heart and Hypertension Conditions Are Presumptive Conditions for Police Officers and Firefighters
Police officers and firefighters regularly encounter stressful and life-threatening situations. The Heart and Hypertension Act recognizes this and operates under the presumption that a police officer or firefighter who develops a heart or hypertension condition while employed in that job developed the condition because of the job.
If you have high blood pressure, had a heart attack or have another type of health problem associated with the heart and are a police officer or firefighter, it is presumed that you will be covered under not just workers' compensation laws but the Heart and Hypertension Act.
Our skilled attorneys can talk to you about your heart condition, help you with a workers' compensation claim and continue to seek maximum benefits for you under the Heart and Hypertension Act.
Contact a New Haven County Workers' Compensation Attorney
If you or a family member is a police officer or firefighter with a heart condition or hypertension, contact our law office in Hamden, Connecticut, to schedule your free initial consultation. We can be reached at 888-350-3891.