Heart Attacks and Occupational Stress

Heart attacks are one of the most terrifying health episodes that one can experience. They are fatal approximately 33 % of the time, and unless the victim of a coronary event makes substantial changes to his or her dietary or other life routines it is probable that another heart attack will strike at some point in the future. Swift action and recognition can mark the difference between life and death when a worker suffers a heart attack in the workplace, and if your job’s overwhelmingly stressful environment causes you to sustain an attack then it may be appropriate to file a workers’ compensation claim.

The expense of the medical treatment and recovery combined with the likelihood that a worker will have to miss considerable time at work creates a financially dangerous situation. Contact the Morehead City workers compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at 919-851-3311 to speak with an experienced attorney who understands your concerns.

Heart Attack Symptoms

Being aware of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack can help you to identify the need for medical attention so that there can be a successful intervention. Though not all symptoms appear in every case, generally they include:

  • A sensation of fullness, tightness, or pain in the chest for several minutes or longer
  • Radiating pain in the shoulders, neck, arms, and/or abdomen
  • Discomfort accompanied by faintness, unusual sweating, and or nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abnormal levels of anxiety
  • Radical changes in heart pattern or heart rate

Contact Us

Let us help you to ensure that you have the financial resources and time you need to recover from a heart attack caused by occupational stress factors. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at 919-851-3311.