Depending on the type of job that you do, and the stress that you encounter, if you suffer a stroke, there is a good chance it may be related to your work.
According to an article on Livescience.com, 10% of all strokes are caused by work stress. (http://www.livescience.com/36038-work-stress-stroke-risk.html)
A recent report on Fox News, also highlighted the association with work stress and strokes. (http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/01/19/stressful-jobs-may-increase-stroke-risk-1656009187/)
Whether or not a stroke happened while a person is at work, is not the sole factor to determine whether work was a contributing factor to the injury. It will often take both a strong lawyer and a strong medical team to prove that a stroke is work related.
Workers’ Compensation can provide for many benefits beyond what is provided by normal health insurance for workers that suffered a stroke as a result of work. Workers’ Compensation can provide temporary disability, permanent disability, vocational training and expanded health benefits. These health benefits can include transporation, home health care, home modifications and other benefits that are not provided by normal health care coverage.
If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke and you are employed in California, call Silberman & Lam, LLP for a free consultation to determine if you have a potential workers’ compensation case.