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What you need to know if you suffer a workplace injury accident

Recently in our blog, we talked at length about personal injury due to premises liability. With that information fresh in the minds of our readers, we felt this was a good time to talk about on-the-job injuries and workers' compensation since the two topics are somewhat related.

By related, we simply mean that a person who has been injured in either circumstance should not have to pay for medical care and other expenses out of his or her own pockets. Fortunately, the legal options open to the victims of these kinds of injuries could mean recovery of lost wages, medical bills and other related expenses.

The first important thing to understand about workers' compensation is that the system supports any accidents that occur during work such as slips and falls or equipment accidents. Workers' compensation also provides options for long-term injuries like repetitive stress symptoms or serious lung illnesses that manifest over time. Another key factor centers on the constant state of change our nation's workers' compensation system undergoes. For example, a recent change in the works revolves around recognizing that some mental illnesses may be work-related in some situations.

A third, and perhaps the most important, thing to know is that workers' compensation law in New Hampshire and elsewhere in America guarantees a certain amount of compensation for those who are injured on the job. If you think you might qualify for a workers' compensation claim, speak to your employer for assistance. If you cannot find help down that avenue, we invite you to visit our page on workers' compensation to see if you might have grounds to file a claim through an attorney.

Source: The Law Offices of Stephem C. Brown and Associates, "Workers' Compensation Attorneys" Sep. 09, 2014

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