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Workers' compensation benefits apply when safety fails

New Hampshire is the home to many manufacturing companies. Safety is always a concern in such operations, particularly those that employ a variety of heavy machinery. Workers often suffer some of the most gruesome work injuries in manufacturing plants. When injuries occur, the first and sometimes only line of monetary reparations lies in the benefits made available through the employer's workers' compensation insurance policy.

Workers' compensation may pay extra benefits for loss of a limb

New Hampshire has its fair share of industrial accidents that result in serious injury to workers. Injuries suffered in a plant with heavy, moving machinery and manufacturing units generally are more severe than in a more subdued nonindustrial work setting. For any accident at work resulting in a disabling injury, the employer must cover the employee's medical expenses and statutory lost wages through its workers' compensation insurance coverage.

Workers' compensation carrier funds study on work injuries

A recent university health center research study raises questions nationwide, and in New Hampshire, regarding women who suffer mental and behavioral health symptoms. The study reports that those women are more prone to having a work injury than men who suffer the same mental or emotional limitations. In general, men do have a higher incidence of workplace injuries, but they are not swayed in that direction by mental health factors.

Workers' compensation applicant may benefit from OSHA forms

New Hampshire is subject to the rules of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as are all other states. Companies must comply with various reporting rules established by OSHA. One of those is the recordkeeping requirements set forth at 29 CFR 1904, which require applicable companies to file OSHA form 300A between Feb. 1, 2018 and April 30, 2018. These rules are distinct from the statutory mandates that establish the workers' compensation system in each state.

Workers' compensation programs benefit from safety measures

Workers in New Hampshire and everywhere else want a safe workplace. They do not appreciate disabling workplace accidents that cause severe life disruptions and reliance on workers' compensation benefits. Given the choice, every conscientious worker will say that they would rather work than be laid up, disabled and struggling to recover.

More movement at work will lower workers' compensation claims

The average worker in New Hampshire would rather be employed by a company that is safety and health conscious. No worker wants to become disabled due to a work injury and have to rely on the receipt of workers' compensation benefits. Therefore, both conscientious business owners and their workers support the introduction of safety and health measures that will reduce the numbers of work-related injuries and deaths.

Workers' compensation may pay death benefits to family of worker

The handling of a workplace accident in New Hampshire follows the same general procedure that is found in all other states. A workplace accident resulting in disability or death is handled through the workers' compensation insurance framework. In the case of injury and the inability to work because of a workplace accident, the worker will collect lost wages benefits for the duration of the disability, until he or she can return to work.

Workers' compensation disputes often occur in head trauma claims

When a worker is injured at work in New Hampshire, the first and primary layer of coverage for those injuries is workers' compensation insurance. One of the most difficult types of workplace injuries for a worker to suffer is a head injury. Such injuries are sometimes elusive for medical providers to diagnose accurately, and as a result, head injuries can often be the subject of a contested workers' compensation claim.

Workers' compensation is there for injured loggers

The lumber business is big in New Hampshire, and not many people realize that loggers put their lives on the line every day. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, logging is the occupation with the highest rate of fatalities. This is also evident in the number of workers' compensation claims filed by loggers.

Workers' compensation covers injury inflicted by co-worker

New Hampshire law provides compensation coverage for a worker who is injured by a co-worker while at work. This type of incident is covered under the wide umbrella of workers' compensation insurance. The scope of the coverage is generally that all work-related injuries are compensated through the workers' comp system.

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