New Hampshire Workplace Injuries & Workers’ Compensation
Every year, thousands of New Hampshire workers suffer workplace injuries or illnesses without warning. While some injuries are mild, others may be life-altering and even deadly.
There were 21 fatal workplace injuries in New Hampshire in 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Workers who are hurt on the job or suffer from a work-related illness are usually covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
Every business in New Hampshire must have workers’ compensation insurance, with a few exceptions.
Typically, these benefits pay for the employee’s medical expenses and a portion of their wages until they can get back to work.
Industries with the most workers’ comp claims in New Hampshire include:
- Factory and manufacturing
- Health care
In some cases, workers may be able to hold a third party accountable for their injuries, like property owners, contractors, or product manufacturers.
Our experienced workers’ comp attorneys in New Hampshire can investigate your accident and determine who is at fault in addition to pursuing compensation on your behalf — at no out-of-pocket cost to you.
To determine if you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in New Hampshire, call (800) 995-1212 now for a free case review.
Common Injuries at Work
Regardless of the industry you work in, an employment-related accident can occur and result in serious injuries or illnesses.
Common workplace-related injuries include:
- Back injuries from overexertion
- Burns from fires and explosions
- Fractured or broken bones
- Head and brain injuries
- Illnesses caused by exposure to hazardous substances
- Loss of limb or severe lacerations
- Noise-induced hearing loss
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Vision loss
After suffering a serious injury, you shouldn’t be further burdened with expensive medical bills. Filing a workers’ compensation claim in New Hampshire can help you afford the care you need while protecting your financial future.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits in New Hampshire
Depending on your injury or illness, you may be able to access multiple types of workers’ compensation.
New Hampshire workers’ comp benefits include:
- Medical Benefits: All injury-related medical bills may be paid for by workers’ compensation
- Permanent Impairment Award: Available to anyone who suffered work-related injuries resulting in disfigurement, scarring, or permanent loss of specific functions
- Permanent Partial Disability: Payments for up to 262 weeks to workers who have reached maximum medical improvement and can return to work, but not in the same capacity as before
- Permanent Total Disability: Employees who are never able to return to work can continue receiving compensation for the duration of their disability
- Temporary Alternative Duty: Some employers are required to create temporary work opportunities suitable for an employee who was injured on the job
- Temporary Partial Disability: For workers who can still work but haven’t fully recovered and lost part of their earning capacity due to an injury or illness (like working fewer hours or switching to a job with a lower pay rate)
- Temporary Total Disability: Paid before a worker has fully improved for the duration of their disability
- Vocational Rehabilitation: Training for a new career that is provided to those with permanent function limitations from an injury
- Weekly Indemnity Payments: Workers who are unable to complete job-related tasks may be entitled to weekly payments until they can return to the workforce
Workers’ comp benefits may also extend to the spouses and children of any employees who may have passed away due to work-related injuries or illnesses.
How Our New Hampshire Workplace Injury Lawyers Can Help
Unfortunately, half of all injured worker claims are disputed by an insurer or employer.
When you work with Sokolove Law, we can determine whether the direct actions of your employer or the negligence of a third party played a role in your injuries, all while fighting for the compensation you deserve.
If you have a case, our workers’ compensation attorneys in New Hampshire will handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and well-being.
Below are the steps to filing a workplace injury claim in New Hampshire.
1. Contact Sokolove Law
At Sokolove Law, we provide free case reviews to determine if you may be eligible to file a New Hampshire workers’ compensation claim.
During this time, we’ll ask you a few questions about the circumstances surrounding your injury, so we can better understand the specifics of your situation.
2. We’ll Gather Evidence to Support Your Case
If you have a case, we’ll collect medical records, insurance claims, testimonies from experts, accident reports, and anything else needed to show that you have not been given enough workers’ compensation.
The evidence we collect will also help us determine who is at fault for your injury or illness. Workers’ compensation claims can be filed against employers, insurance companies, and third parties like property owners or contractors.
3. We'll File Your New Hampshire Workers' Comp Claim
Your New Hampshire workers’ comp lawsuit must be filed within the statute of limitations, which is a set of laws that limits how long you have to file a claim.
Once these deadlines pass, you won’t be able to file a claim or pursue compensation for your suffering ever again.
Call Sokolove Law as soon as possible at (800) 995-1212 in order to ensure that your claim is filed on time.
4. We'll Negotiate a Workplace Injury Settlement on Your Behalf
Our attorneys will try to negotiate a New Hampshire workers’ compensation settlement with the defendant(s), which may include your employer, their insurance company, or a third party responsible for your injuries.
Receiving compensation from a workers’ compensation lawsuit in New Hampshire can help with the cost of medical treatments and ease the financial strain of being unable to work.
If a settlement is unable to be reached, our workplace injury lawyers in New Hampshire are prepared to present your case in a trial and fight for a verdict on your behalf.
Our Past New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Settlements
At Sokolove Law, our attorneys have recovered over $9.1 Billion on behalf of our clients across the country, including many impacted by workplace injuries in New Hampshire.
Our past New Hampshire work injury lawsuit settlements include:
- $2 Million to a Nashua worker who fell 20 feet off of a forklift and needed several rounds of surgery
- $1.15 Million for an Amherst man injured at work
- $804,000 to a Londonderry delivery driver who needed back surgery after being forced to pack up a load without his equipment
- $550,000 for a Milton worker hurt on the job
- $397,000 to a worker in Merrimack who was injured while working
- $307,000 for a Claremont employee hurt on the job
- $192,000 for a Concord man whose femur was shattered at work
- $175,000 to a Manchester man who was buried by snow and ice when a roof collapsed at work
Workers’ comp settlements are determined by a number of factors, including the severity of your injury, the extent to which another party’s negligence played a role in your injury, and lost wages.
While there's never a guarantee of compensation, our New Hampshire workplace injury attorneys will fight hard to get you everything you're entitled to.
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Our New Hampshire workers’ comp attorneys have secured millions for families locally and nationally. Let us get you the money you deserve.
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Let Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in New Hampshire Fight for You
At Sokolove Law, our workers’ compensation lawyers in New Hampshire are dedicated to holding those responsible for your suffering accountable.
Throughout the legal process, we’ll work to make the legal process as stress-free as possible for you and your family.
Our team has already secured over $9.1 Billion for families across the country, including many in New Hampshire.
Additionally, our New Hampshire workplace injury attorneys don’t charge any upfront costs or hourly fees. We only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.
Let us fight for the compensation you deserve. Call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form now for a free case review.
Workplace Injury Lawyer in New Hampshire FAQs
How does workers’ comp work in New Hampshire?
Following a work-related injury, you should file a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. The company will investigate your claim to determine if they believe it is eligible for a payout.
If your claim is approved, the insurance company will start paying benefits, including payments for medical expenses and lost wages. If your claim is denied, you’ll receive a written explanation detailing the reasons for the denial.
If you disagree with the benefits awarded or are denied, contact our team now. You may be able to file an appeal with the help of our New Hampshire workers’ compensation attorneys.
How much is workers’ comp in New Hampshire?
In New Hampshire, workers’ compensation pays for your medical bills and covers 60% of your lost wages after you’ve missed at least three days of work.
How long does it take to get workers’ compensation in New Hampshire?
In most instances, it should take just a few weeks to start receiving benefits after filing a workers’ compensation claim in New Hampshire.
However, if your claim is denied or you aren’t provided with adequate compensation, we can fight to get you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.
Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if you may be eligible to take legal action.
Does New Hampshire workers’ compensation offer permanent total disability?
Yes. Permanent total disability benefits may be awarded to workers who are unable to do any sort of work because of their work-related injury or illness.
This workers’ compensation benefit will continue for the duration of an employee’s disability.
Can you be fired while on workers’ comp in New Hampshire?
Unless stated otherwise by your union or contact, employers in New Hampshire are not required to hold your position open for you while you’re out on workers’ compensation.
However, your employer may reinstate you within 18 months of your injury if you are able to work again at this time.
What determines New Hampshire workplace injury lawsuit settlements?
New Hampshire workplace injury lawsuit settlements are determined by:
- The severity of your injury
- Related medical expenses
- Lost wages from being unable to work
- The role of the defendant’s negligence in your injury
If you have a case, New Hampshire workplace injury attorneys at Sokolove Law will pursue the most compensation possible on your behalf. Call (800) 995-1212 now to get started.
How much do New Hampshire workers’ compensation attorneys charge?
At Sokolove Law, there are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our workplace injury attorneys in New Hampshire.
We work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means we only get paid if your case results in compensation.
Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if we can help with your case. It costs nothing to speak with us.
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