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Internal Medicine Injuries: heart, cardiovascular, respiratory, kidney, liver, bladder

When contemplating work accidents, many envision traumatic incidents resulting in visible injuries. Yet, numerous work-related injuries inflict damage to the internal organs, including the heart, cardiovascular system, liver, kidneys, bladder. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our Encino heart and internal injuries' attorney is prepared to thoroughly investigate your workplace injury and secure the injury claim you rightfully deserve.

Understanding Internal Work Injuries

California's workers' compensation system aims to provide coverage for medical expenses and lost income resulting from work-related incidents. This encompasses any work-related event or exposure leading to injury or exacerbating a pre-existing condition. While external traumatic injuries are commonly considered, it's crucial to recognize that occupational injuries also encompass those affecting internal organs.

Common heart and cardiovascular injuries associated with the workplace include:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • High blood pressure
  • Enlargement of the heart

Although some of these conditions may have genetic origins, they can be deemed work injuries if aggravated or caused by job-related stress.

Other internal injuries may include:

Hernias: Resulting from the bulging of internal organs or tissues through the abdomen, often caused by lifting heavy weights or weights, especially if poor posture was used or the worker was fatigued.

Gastrointestinal injuries: Aggravated by workplace stress, these involve harm to the gastrointestinal tract or glands, comprising the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum, and anus. This can result in acid reflux, heart burn, chest pain.

Work-induced internal injuries can have enduring effects on one's health. Unfortunately, workers' compensation insurers may deny coverage for heart or internal injuries due to the complexity of linking them to workplace causes. However, this denial should not leave workers without recourse.

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Jobs That May Lead to Heart Injury in Encino

Several occupations may pose a risk of heart injury or disease, including:

  • Manual labor jobs (construction, mining, farming)
  • Shift work (manufacturing, healthcare, transportation)
  • High-stress jobs (finance, law enforcement, emergency services)
  • Sedentary jobs (office work, transportation)
  • Jobs involving exposure to pollutants (manufacturing, construction)
  • Firefighters, airline pilots, flight attendants, and truck drivers

These examples illustrate the diverse factors that can contribute to heart disease and injury. Employers should be aware of these risks and take measures to reduce them, such as providing regular breaks and promoting physical activity.

Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim

Yes, it is possible to file a workers' compensation claim for heart disease and internal injuries in California. To be eligible for benefits for heart disease, you must demonstrate that your job significantly contributed to the condition. For internal injuries, claims are more likely to be approved if the injury is linked to a workplace accident or job conditions.

Seek medical care and report your condition to your employer promptly. Consulting with an Encino heart and internal injury attorney can be invaluable in navigating the complexities of building a workers' compensation case for "invisible" injuries.

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Let Us Work to Secure the Compensation You Need

If you or someone you know has suffered a workplace injury, seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and future earnings is your right. The Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach are committed to investigating your case and securing:

  • Compensation for all medical bills related to the work injury
  • Rightful compensation if you are unable to work
  • Loss of future earnings and earning potential

Don't let your heart injury or internal injuries caused by the workplace go unaddressed. For a free consultation with an Encino heart and internal injuries' attorney, contact us.