Proven Legal Counsel For Heart And Hypertension Claim

Active firefighters and police officers often face stressful and dangerous work conditions. These circumstances are a reason that both professions have higher than average risk of heart disease and hypertension (high blood pressure). The Connecticut Heart and Hypertension Act gives firefighters and police officers additional benefits. Even with this Act, these civil servants need trusted legal guidance to get fair coverage.

Coventry Legal Services helps firefighters and police officers across the State of Connecticut with their heart and hypertension claims. Our skilled lawyer is a board-certified workers' compensation specialist who has more than 25 years of legal experience. We will work to get you and your loved ones full compensation.

The Connecticut Heart And Hypertension Act

A key benefit of the Connecticut Heart and Hypertension Act is that firefighters and police officers do not have to prove that work circumstances caused their condition. People with a claim must still give written notice of their condition within one year of receiving a diagnosis.

Connecticut General Statute Sec. 7-433c states that to qualify for heart and hypertension benefits, a person must:

  • Have been hired as a police officer or firefighter on or before July 1, 1996
  • Have passed a physical exam when starting service that did not show any evidence of hypertension or heart disease
  • Develop a heart or hypertension condition or impairment that cause death or disability

Finding the date where the condition presented itself and gathering all documentation can be a challenge. Our workers' compensation attorney can help you check your claim and create a well-planned legal approach for your filing.

Do Not Hesitate To Call Our Skilled Heart And Hypertension Lawyer

We understand the unique problems that firefighters and police officers can face when filing a claim. Our Hartford lawyer has represented municipalities and she understands the common mistakes made on either side of a filing.

Call us now at 860-266-1509 or fill out our contact form to set up your free consultation.