Smoking three packs of cigarettes a day does not prevent a heart attack from being considered as a work-related accident

Supreme Court case law assumes that cardiovascular damage is a work-related accident, due to the fact that stress from work often triggers or contributes to cardiovascular disease.   The Supreme Court has ruled the death of a security guard that suffered a sudden heart attack at work and during working hours as a work-related accident, […]

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Can stress cause an occupational accident?

The Social Security Law considers any bodily injuries sustained by a workerdue to or as a result of work performed as an employee on the payroll as an occupational accident. The Supreme Court, in turn, classifies the following situations as occupational diseases or accidents: accidents or injuries sustained directly by an employee while providing his/her […]

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