Pursuing Compensation For On-The-Job Injuries
If you have suffered an injury at work, you can receive benefits under New Hampshire workers’ compensation law. We have advocated for clients with every type of injury, in every industry — from construction to retail and corporate settings. Our lawyers have worked on cases involving repetitive motion injuries, lumbar and cervical injuries, shoulder injuries and injuries due to faulty equipment.
Explore more workers’ compensation details in our FAQs below.
If I was injured at work, what should I do?
If you incur an injury on the job, inform your employer immediately. Document where and when you were hurt and seek medical attention right away. Even if you do not feel pain, get a medical assessment, as health issues may arise after the fact. You should receive coverage for your medical costs, even if your injury was no one’s fault.
What benefits will I receive if harmed in a work-related accident?
An accepted workers’ compensation claim should provide benefits to cover expenses related to your injury such as:
- Medical bills for work-related injury treatment
- Lost time at work
- Light-duty or part-time work, if you temporarily cannot return to work in the same capacity
- Vocational rehabilitation if you need training for a new job or job search assistance
- A possible permanent impairment award, depending on the seriousness of injury
Treatment for my on-the-job injuries has been denied. What should I do?
If you’ve been denied workers’ compensation benefits, call our office at 603-244-3282 for an evaluation. We know employee rights and can strive to help you receive benefits with an appeal or other legal option.
Can my employer fire me for filing a workers’ compensation claim?
No. This is retaliation and it is illegal. Your employer cannot terminate you for pursuing legal action in a work injury case.
My employer has asked that I return to light-duty work. Is this legal?
Yes. Under New Hampshire law, your employer must accommodate your work with temporary alternative duty during your recovery. If your employer does not offer this, you may continue receiving benefits for lost wages until you can return to your full-duty job.
Receive More Answers During A Workers’ Compensation Claim Consultation
Our attorneys have successfully represented employees in a broad range of workplace disputes, including discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, issues concerning noncompete agreements and charges of retaliation against an employer. Our approachable style and deep knowledge put clients at ease. We will assess your situation and offer legal options.