The first feeling many heart attack victims experience is relief that they are alive, but the second is usually shock. They try to eat right, have regular checkups and get exercise, and they never thought they would suffer a heart attack.
What many people don’t realize is that job stress can have just as much of an effect on your heart health—maybe more—than diet and exercise. A 2007 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that workers who had chronic job pressures after suffering a heart attack are twice as likely to suffer a second attack.
Here are a few more worrying facts about job stress and heart attacks in Morristown:
- Employees were six times more likely to suffer a heart attack within the next 24 hours after a sudden shock at work, such as a coworker’s layoff or a bad review from the boss.
- Personal conflicts with coworkers and bosses was a leading risk factor for heart attacks at work.
- Short-term work stress impaired heart function more than a year’s worth of daily job pressure.
Most people are unaware that a heart attack at work in New Jersey qualifies them to receive worker’s compensation—and even fewer victims realize that they can seek worker’s comp benefits even if the heart attack did not happen on the clock.
At Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. LLC can get you the worker’s compensation you need for hospital treatment and lost income after a heart attack. Get started on your FREE initial consultation today by calling (877) 360-0183 or filling out the contact form on this page.
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