Heart / Lung Bill Information Protecting The Rights Of Employees Statewide

Miami's Heart/Lung Bill Attorneys

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The Heart/Lung Bill presumes that death or disability due to heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure) and tuberculosis suffered by law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and firefighters are accidental and suffered in the line of duty. The law also states that the person must have passed a pre-employment medical evaluation that did not show any of these conditions.

If you are diagnosed with these types of conditions, you must tell your employer as soon as possible. Missing the deadline could mean that you lose your chance to receive workers' comp benefits.

There are four criteria that a potential recipient must satisfy before they are permitted to partake in these benefits:

  • You must meet the definition of a protected class,
  • You must have one of the protected conditions,
  • You must have passed a pre-employment physical, and,
  • You must be totally or partially disabled as a result of the condition.

If your claim is approved, you will receive the same type of benefits as most other injured workers. This includes reimbursement of all of your necessary and approved medical expenses and related mileage to appointments. You will also receive compensation for a percentage of your lost wages. People who are found to reach maximum medical improvement with no further significant recovery likely may be entitled to further impairment benefits.

When our Miami workers' compensation attorneys review your case, we will discuss what types of benefits you are entitled to receive. We will explain your options so you can make informed decisions moving forward.

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You can rely on the experienced attorneys at Touby, Chait & Sicking, PL. We work on all types of workers' compensation cases, including Heart/Lung Bill cases. We understand the challenges you may face when trying to get Heart/Lung Bill benefits. Speak with us today about your case and learn how we may be able to help.

You can rely on the experienced attorneys at Touby, Chait & Sicking, PL. We work on all types of workers' compensation cases, including Heart/Lung Bill cases. We understand the challenges you may face when trying to get Heart/Lung Bill benefits. Speak with us today about your case and learn how we may be able to help.

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