Workers’ compensation provides a claim and benefit system for workers who become ill, are injured or die on the job. The lawyers at Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc, P.A. understand that a work-related injury upsets your everyday life. Workers’ compensation is a benefit system for workers who become ill or are injured, or worse, on the job. We can help you make sense of the workers’ compensation system so you can recover the benefits you are entitled to receive.
Most employers in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts are required to carry insurance coverage for workers who are injured while performing their jobs. An injury need not be caused by a sudden accident — common workers’ comp claims are for personal injuries due to repeated physical motions. Physical conditions that are aggravated by workplace conditions may also be covered. Even psychological stress may be compensated if the stress was caused by the job.
Generally, any injury that occurs in connection with work is covered — as long as the injury happened during the course of employment. For example, you would be covered by workers’ comp while making service calls to customers, but not while going to meet friends at a bowling alley.
Most work injuries are related to a specific accident, but an injury can also be the result of chronic conditions developed over time. During our more than 50 years of combined experience, we have seen several common types of workers’ compensation injuries, including:
When injuries happen on the job, you may not know what to do next. The knowledgeable team at Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc, P.A. can help you navigate the compensation claim process. For assistance, call us at (603) 742-5222 or contact us online to set up an appointment for a free initial consultation.