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Hypertension and First Responder Claims in Florida

If you are a first responder and have hypertension you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Hypertension is one of the nations most common life threatening diseases. Nearly 30% of all Americans have hypertension, which can lead to heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, kidney failure and diabetes.To be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits you have to be disabled for a short period of time as a result of your hypertension. If your pre-employment physical was negative and you’ve developed hypertension during the course of your employment you may be entitled to workers’...

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