Do you feel a lot of stress at work? Research shows that stress at work may raise your risk of a heart attack. Of the 200,000 people involved in the studies, those with stressful jobs had a 23% higher risk of having a heart attack than people with more relaxed jobs.
According to the Huffington Post, more than 8 in 10 employed Americans are stressed out about their jobs. As you work at a stressful job day in and day out, you may actually be raising your risk of a heart attack.
So what makes a job stressful, after all? Apparently, just working hard isn’t enough. The jobs that tend to be the most stressful are ones where you are given intense demands but don’t have much control over the decisions made about your work. “This kind of stress can be found among all sorts of people, holding down all sorts of jobs with both high and low salaries,” said Professor Andrew Steptoe, one of the authors of the study. However, it is more common in low income jobs where people are doing the same thing again and again.
A Work-Related Heart Attack Could Lead to Worker's Compensation.
If your stressful job causes a work-related heart attack, you will likely have to take time off of work to recover. In the meantime, you may wonder how you will pay your medical bills and provide for your family. When work-related stress causes a heart attack, you may be eligible for NJ workers' compensation benefits. This means you are entitled to fully-paid medical care, pay for missed time from work, and a cash settlement for your injuries.
For these types of injuries, it is important to show that you experienced more pressure at work than you might at an average job. A Morris County workers' comp lawyer can help you gather the right evidence to support your claim. Manfred Ricciardelli has over 20 years of experience representing injured workers in New Jersey, and he will fight to get you and your family the benefits you deserve.
We invite you to come in for a free consultation at our office to discuss your case and legal options. To get started, call (973) 285-1100 or fill out our online contact form today. For more information about workers' compensation, you can also download our free e-book: What the Injured Worker Needs to Know.