Workers Compensation Attorneys in NH
Employers in New Hampshire are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover all employees. Individuals who have been injured on the job may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. Accidents happen every day, even to the most careful people. Most work related injuries are through human error either by an employee, poor human resource policies or the employer. Other causes can be a result of inadequate training programs, improper storage of equipment and supplies or operational procedures.
Types of Work Injuries and Statistics
- Transportation - 43%
- Assaults & violent acts -16%
- Contacts with objects -17%
- Falls -12%
- Exposure to harmful substances or environment - 8%
- Fires - 3%
- Other - 1%
Injured at Work?
When you suffer an injury or illness due to your work it is vital that you file for Workers’ Compensation benefits right away. Time is sensitive when for filing for compensation. It starts to run from the time you first seek medical treatment.
According to RSA 281-A: 19:
Claims for this benefit will be barred unless the employee notifies the employer of the injury or illness within 2 years of when first sought medical treatment or diagnosis. If the injury or illness only becomes evident over time the employee has to let the employer know the approximate date that they first contracted the illness or suffered the injury or by reasonable diligence should know.
According to RSA 281-A: 21-a:
Claims for this benefit will be barred unless the employee files within 3 years from the time of treatment or discovery of illness or injury to file a claim for benefits. The time for filing the claim shall not begin until the earlier of the following:
The date the employee knows, or by reasonable diligence should know, of the nature of the injury and its possible relationship to the employment.
How to File for Workers Comp
Filing a Workers’ Compensation claim can be complex process, especially if there is a long term illness, injury or death involved. The individual suffering from a work related injury may be entitled to a significant compensation. Hiring a qualified workers compensation attorney in NH can help relieve you of negotiating with insurance companies and the processing the claim. You will receive the 20 years of experience that they can provide for all New Hampshire residents regardless of what town you are in. Contact us for a free initial consultation.