Can I Get Workers' Comp For a Heart Attack?

Workers’ compensation laws vary from state to state, however all states tend to have a similar basis for claims: If an injury is work-related, the injured party is generally entitled to recover workers’ compensation benefits. But what about a heart attack? Whether a heart attack is work related is not so easy to establish. Dietary habits and physical conditions could play a role in a worker’s heart attack. However, if it is established that stress from work aggravated a worker’s conditions to trigger a heart attack, the worker may be eligible for benefits.