Regardless if you are tiptoeing across a construction site 10 stories above the ground or sitting behind a computer punching out code, the majority of New Hampshire workers are covered by state-subsidized workers' compensation insurance. This means that if you are injured on the job, you might qualify to get insurance benefits to help pay for your injuries and for the time you are left unable to work. That said, there are a few hoops that the average worker must jump through in order to qualify for benefits, and sometimes, those hoops are rather difficult to navigate.
The New Hampshire workers' compensation system was created to service two important needs. First, employers need to protect themselves from going bankrupt as a result of an injured worker's lawsuit. Second, employees need to get financial support when they are injured on the job, especially if the injury is severe, debilitating and costly to treat.
Applying for workers' compensation benefits can be done without legal assistance, but sometimes -- especially when a claim is denied -- injured workers can benefit from professional assistance. The Law Offices of Stephen C. Brown & Associates in Rochester, New Hampshire, is here to help. We have wide-ranging experience handling all manner of workers' compensation claims, even those that are difficult to get approved.
No matter if your workers' compensation injury happened during a momentary accident or if it happened over time as a result of repetitive on-the-job stresses, there are legal strategies that can help. Even certain conditions that have not been listed and categorized by the New Hampshire workers' compensation system can qualify for benefits if they are appropriately documented and described.
It is necessary to report and document any accidents as soon as possible. Therefore, injured workers are encouraged to get both the medical assistance and the legal assistance they require immediately following any kind of workplace injury.