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New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire workers’ compensation attorney at our firm can fight for your rights to benefits while you heal.

Contact us by filling out our form online or giving our office a call at (603) 742-5222. Your first consultation is free, and you can expect to speak directly with our worker's compensation attorney in New Hampshire.

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.

Jobs where workplace injuries are common include:

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.

What Are the Eligibility Criteria and Coverage Details for Workers' Compensation in New Hampshire?

The eligibility criteria and coverage details for workers' compensation in New Hampshire are as follows:

  1. Mandatory Requirement: New Hampshire state law requires all employers to provide workers' compensation insurance to their employees, encompassing full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers. The primary responsibility for obtaining workers' compensation insurance lies with the employers.

  2. Employee Coverage: Workers' compensation insurance covers all employees, including those working full-time or part-time, where businesses with more than one full or part-time employee are mandated by law to obtain this insurance.

  3. Insurance Benefits: The workers' compensation program in New Hampshire provides medical and disability benefits for work-related injuries and diseases, ensuring that employees receive necessary medical treatment and a portion of lost wages if they are unable to work due to a work-related injury.

  4. Liability and Health Insurance: While workers' compensation is mandatory under New Hampshire law, liability and health insurance remain voluntary coverage options for employers.

It's important to note that the specific details of eligibility criteria and coverage may vary based on individual circumstances, and it's advisable to consult with legal or insurance professionals for comprehensive information tailored to specific needs.

How Do I Report A Work-Related Injury To My Employer?

In New Hampshire, filing a report of an injury sustained at work is essential to obtaining workers' compensation benefits. As skilled attorneys specializing in workers' compensation in New Hampshire, we advise completing the following actions to guarantee that your claim is appropriately filed and handled.

  • Notify your employer immediately: As per the workers’ comp laws of New Hampshire, you have to disclose the injury within two years of the incident or as soon as you realize it was related to your work. But, to prevent any issues or delays with your claim, it is always advisable to report as soon as possible. Notify your employer or supervisor in writing of the injury's type, how it happened, and any symptoms you're suffering.
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible: Your health and well-being come first, and prompt medical attention can support your claim with important proof. To ensure that your injury is appropriately documented, make sure the healthcare professional is aware that it is related to your job.
  • Keep thorough records: Keep a record of everything you say to your employer and medical professionals, including the times, dates, and topics discussed. In the event of a disagreement or a need to appeal a denial, this paperwork will be extremely helpful.
  • Consult with a workers' comp attorney in New Hampshire: Throughout this procedure, an expert lawyer can help make sure that your rights are upheld. They can help you with paperwork, offer guidance through the complicated legal system, and defend you in the event that your claim is contested.

Facing challenges with your workers' compensation claim? Get in touch with our office now. Our dedicated New Hampshire workers' compensation lawyers are committed to helping you navigate the system and obtain the benefits you need.

How Our Worker's Compensation Attorney Can Help You

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 can help obtain workers’ compensation benefits that you are not already receiving.

Common Workplace Injuries

Some of the most common workplace injuries may include:

  • Slip & falls
  • Overexertion
  • Being struck by equipment
  • Collisions or crashes
  • Exposer to harmful substances
  • Fire

What are the Programs Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)?

The major disability compensation programs administered by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) include:

  1. Federal Employees' Compensation Program (FECA): Provides wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and other benefits to federal employees who sustain work-related injuries or illnesses.

  2. Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Program (LHWCA): Offers disability and medical benefits to covered employees who suffer occupational injuries or diseases occurring on the navigable waters of the United States or in adjoining areas customarily used in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel.

  3. Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA): Provides compensation and medical benefits to employees of the Department of Energy (DOE), its contractors, and subcontractors as well as their survivors, for covered illnesses and impairments as a result of exposure to radiation, beryllium, and silica at covered DOE facilities.

  4. Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA): Offers monthly cash benefits and medical treatment for coal miners suffering from "black lung" disease, also known as coal workers' pneumoconiosis, and their eligible survivors.

These programs aim to provide necessary support and compensation to eligible workers who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses.

What is the Process for Workers in New Hampshire to Receive Permanent Partial Disability (PP) Payments?

The process for workers in New Hampshire to receive Permanent Partial Disability (PP) payments involves several key steps as outlined by the state's workers' compensation regulations.

Here's an overview based on the information gathered:

  1. Reaching Maximum Medical Improvement: PP payments are typically paid when the worker has reached maximum medical improvement, indicating that they have recovered as much as medically possible. This signifies that their condition has stabilized and further significant improvement is unlikely.

  2. Ability to Return to Work: To qualify for PP payments, the worker should be able to return to work in some capacity, even if it's in a modified or lighter role due to the permanent impairment.

  3. Calculation of Payments: The PP payments are determined based on the extent of the permanent impairment, usually expressed as a percentage of the whole body or specific body parts, and in accordance with the guidelines specified in the New Hampshire Workers' Compensation statute.

  4. Duration of Payments: The duration of PP payments may vary based on the severity of the permanent impairment and the worker's ability to continue working, as well as the specific provisions outlined in the workers' compensation regulations.

It's important for injured workers in New Hampshire to follow the appropriate procedures and provide the necessary documentation to initiate and maintain their PP payments under the state's workers' compensation system.

Maximize Your Workers' Compensation Benefits

When faced with a workplace injury or illness, it's crucial to comprehend your rights and explore all avenues to maximize your workers' compensation benefits. Our seasoned New Hampshire workers' compensation attorneys are here to guide you through the intricate process of filing a claim, challenging denials, and ensuring you receive the benefits you're entitled to.

Here are some ways our attorneys can help you maximize your workers' compensation benefits:

  • Thoroughly investigate your case to ensure that all eligible benefits are pursued.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies to get appropriate compensation for medical bills, missed income, and disability benefits.
  • Inform you about your rights and alternatives for vocational rehabilitation or retraining programs.
  • Represent you at hearings or appeals to fight for the benefits you are entitled to.

The workers' compensation process can be overwhelming, but you don't have to go through it alone. Contact our skilled New Hampshire workers' compensation lawyers for a consultation and let us help you get the most out of your benefits.

Contact Our New Hampshire Worker's Compensation Attorney Today

If you've been injured on the job, time is of the essence. Contact Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc, P.A. today to schedule your consultation with our New Hampshire workers' compensation attorney. We are here to fight for your rights and ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve. Let our experience, personalized approach, and aggressive advocacy work for you. Your well-being is our priority, and we are ready to guide you through every step of the workers' compensation process.

Allow our worker's compensation lawyers in New Hampshire 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.

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