Dover Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
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Have you been injured on the job? Work-related accidents can create an immediate need to hire an attorney who can help you deal with the aftermath of such an injury by filing for workers’ compensation benefits. Though most employers are required to obtain workers’ comp coverage, it can sometimes be difficult to obtain these benefits.
Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc, P.A. can help you navigate the sometimes confusing and daunting system of a workers’ compensation claim. Insurance carriers in workers’ compensation cases do the best they can to minimize their exposure to work-related accidents. A Dover workers’ compensation attorney at our firm can fight for your rights to benefits while you heal.
Contact us by filling our form out online or giving our office a call at (603) 742-5222. Your first consultation is free and you can expect to speak directly with a lawyer.
Workers’ Comp Vs. Work Injury Cases
Workers’ compensation insurance can provide benefits that include wage replacement, payment of medical bills, payment for vocational rehabilitation, related legal fees, and other benefits. Workers’ compensation covers a deceased worker’s family with a financial benefit as well. Most employers are required to obtain workers’ compensation coverage so that workers have coverage.
Sometimes work-related accidents are not caused by your employer, but by another company or individual who is on the premises at the time of an accident. Imagine an individual unloading a truck at your place of employment, where you are on the receiving dock as the materials come out of the truck. Somehow the driver of the truck or whoever is unloading it is negligent in the way they stack the materials, and they fall on you and cause an injury. That is a personal injury case, where the responsibility may reside with the trucking company that is dropping off those materials. This kind of injury can be very frustrating because it may involve a personal injury case against the trucker as well as a workers’ compensation case with your employer.
How these two cases can be taken together creates complicated legal questions, which is why you need an attorney who has substantial experience with work-related injuries.
How Workplace Accidents Occur
People are injured at work on construction sites and people are injured at work from simple innocuous accidents, even in offices. Someone could leave a file cabinet drawer open at a high level and that could result in a facial or a head injury. The person who salts and sands your employer’s parking lot may result in an accident that is both a personal injury case and a work-related accident. You need an attorney in New Hampshire to help you with those kinds of injuries and make sure that the responsibilities for each party are set out.
An experienced workers’ comp attorney can do the following:
Provide guidance on general questions as they arise.
Protect against premature attempts to return to work before maximum medical improvement.
Make sure that your case is settled only if it is in your own best interest to settle a case.
Help you obtain the maximum possible settlement, if your case is appropriate for settlement.
Provide peace of mind from knowing you have an advocate who is looking out for your best interest.
Attorney Ferrini can secure the full workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. Worker’s compensation cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, which means that there is no charge for legal fees unless and until Attorney Ferrini should help obtain workers’ compensation benefits that you are not already receiving.
Common Workplace Injuries
- Slip & falls
- Being struck by equipment
- Collisions or crashes
- Exposer to harmful substances
Jobs Where Workplace Injuries are Common
- Construction workers
- Healthcare workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Law enforcemtn
Allow our Dover workers’ compensation lawyers to work tirelessly to secure the maximum compensation to which you are entitled for your injuries—call us at (603) 742-5222. Same-day appointments available!
Workers' Compensation FAQ
What benefits can I obtain?
Workers’ compensation wage replacement benefits are paid at 60% of your gross average weekly wage if your doctors say you are totally disabled. Benefits should continue for as long as you lose time from work or are unable to earn your pre-injury wage. You may receive partial or total benefits, depending on the extent of your injury and insurance carriers often get it wrong.
What should I do if I’m injured?
After you’ve received medical treatment, you must notify your employer of your illness or injury immediately after your accident—your employer must report the incident and may have you fill out paperwork for workers’ compensation benefits. Save all receipts from the doctor or hospital and write down every detail of the event you remember, as soon as possible, such as the date of the injury, witnesses present, and any other relevant information. Then, give our firm a call right away to hire legal representation.
Why should I report my work injury?
Workers’ compensation insurance carriers often deny workers cases because they aren’t reported on time. Don’t let this happen to you! If you are injured at work, notify your supervisor and it is a good idea to notify more than one person. Why should you tell your employer immediately when you are hurt? First, the law requires you to do so. Second, insurance companies can more successfully deny claims when they are reported days after the injury happens.
Why do I need a workers’ comp attorney?
One reason why you need legal representation is that the insurance adjuster’s job is to save the insurance company as much money as possible, so they may try to take advantage of you by paying you as little as possible. The weekly temporary total disability benefit is also often calculated incorrectly by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier, without the injured worker or the New Hampshire Labor Department being aware of the miscalculation. There are many workers’ compensation benefits, including vocational rehabilitation and permanent partial impairment awards, which an injured worker may not fully learn from the insurance company. It is important for injured workers to obtain the advice of a knowledgeable, experienced attorney who can maximize the benefits available to the worker through the complicated workers’ compensation system.