Widow Wins Workers’ Compensation for Husband Who Was Worked to Death

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Untold numbers of workers die from heart attack and stroke due to repetitive trauma.

A Pennsylvania court awarded workers’ compensation to the widow of a man who “was literally worked to death,” according to the article at this link. He died from a heart attack after doing heavy physical work 14 hours per day for 20 years.

This is an amazing result and an example of creative lawyering. The heart attack was treated as, and in effect, viewed as a cumulative repetitive trauma or stress. It would be great if more jurisdictions were willing to award benefits based on evidence of prolonged demanding work.

Untold numbers of workers die from heart attack and stroke and are turned away by more stringent legal requirements.

The offices of Rehm, Bennett & Moore, which also sponsors the Trucker Lawyers website, are located in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska. Five attorneys represent plaintiffs in workers’ compensation, personal injury, employment and Social Security disability claims. The firm’s lawyers have combined experience of more than 95 years of practice representing injured workers and truck drivers in Nebraska, Iowa and other states with Nebraska and Iowa jurisdiction. The lawyers regularly represent hurt truck drivers and often sue Crete Carrier Corporation, K&B Trucking, Werner Enterprises, UPS, and FedEx. Lawyers in the firm hold licenses in Nebraska and Iowa and are active in groups such as the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys (NATA), and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). We have the knowledge, experience and toughness to win rightful compensation for people who have been injured or mistreated.

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