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Question About A Heart Attack!
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Hi everyone, Well Here's The Scoop, My Brother Delivers Mail For A Contractor, In Oklahoma By The Way,He picks Up Mail In One Town And Takes it To a Bigger City, Last Thursday He was geting His Load And Had Just Put All The Mail Bins In The Truck, he Felt Ill, Dizzy, Clammy, etc, He suffered a Heart Attack, was rushed to the hospital via ambulance, had 2 stents put in and is still in the hospital.He Only Works maybe 25 hours a week, anyways,Is This Covered Under Worman's Comp because the heart attack happened on company time?Thanks To All Of My Buds In Advance, Halftrak
no matter where you're at there you are
 
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#2
Halftrak, Sorry about your brother, Prayers that he has a full and speedy recovery. Now all I have heard and read is that heart attacks being covered by WC are covered by the spacific states rules and regulations, So I would check with Oklahoma WC If he was on the clock, in the state of Oklahoma he may be covered.

Then I had another thought, Being he was handeling mail, was it Federal or like UPS etc.
 
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#3
Not usually unless Police or Fire.. Just a life event and not looked at any more than catching a cold while on the clock.

halftrak Wrote:Hi everyone, Well Here's The Scoop, My Brother Delivers Mail For A Contractor, In Oklahoma By The Way,He picks Up Mail In One Town And Takes it To a Bigger City, Last Thursday He was geting His Load And Had Just Put All The Mail Bins In The Truck, he Felt Ill, Dizzy, Clammy, etc, He suffered a Heart Attack, was rushed to the hospital via ambulance, had 2 stents put in and is still in the hospital.He Only Works maybe 25 hours a week, anyways,Is This Covered Under Worman's Comp because the heart attack happened on company time?Thanks To All Of My Buds In Advance, Halftrak
 
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Here is one link that I found

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Does_workmans_...rt_attacks
 
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#5
My niece worked as a sherriff deputy and had a stroke while on duty.

She used sick leave and fmla.

Hers was not work comp.

This was Kansas.
 
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#6
thanks everyone will check into it further, halftrak
no matter where you're at there you are
 
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#7
Clogged pipes aren't caused from working, meaning not a work comp issue at all.
Reply's are intended solely for informational purposes. They are based on personal opinions, experience, or research and are "not to be taken as fact or legal advice", otherwise, always consult an attorney or a doctor.
 
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halftrak Wrote:Hi everyone, Well Here's The Scoop, My Brother Delivers Mail For A Contractor, In Oklahoma By The Way,He picks Up Mail In One Town And Takes it To a Bigger City, Last Thursday He was geting His Load And Had Just Put All The Mail Bins In The Truck, he Felt Ill, Dizzy, Clammy, etc, He suffered a Heart Attack, was rushed to the hospital via ambulance, had 2 stents put in and is still in the hospital.He Only Works maybe 25 hours a week, anyways,Is This Covered Under Worman's Comp because the heart attack happened on company time?Thanks To All Of My Buds In Advance, Halftrak

Halftrack, issues of pre-existing conditions often comes into play, but with a smart lawyer your friend may be able to prove that his work aggravated and accelerated his condition and caused the heart attack. Since you said that your brother is from Oklahoma, I found this link for you: http://www.oklahoma-workers-compensation...qs/page/2/ There are many more if you'll google them. Try googling "heart attack and workers compensation oklahoma".

Never say never! Wink
 
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#9
I would give them the phone number from the link Wink provided, of the attorney then, and ask the question. You know the call is free.
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#10
the medical question that often is needed to make a determination is not so much the cause of the underlying heart problem but what triggered the attack at that time?
if the activity of working triggered the episode then work aggravated the condition and there are grounds for covering the attack itself.
a lot depends on caselaw and the states work comp rules. The feds allow aggravation.
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........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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