As an employee, you deserve the right to a safe work environment free of unreasonable hazards. This is true regardless of your industry or place of work, whether you are a retail clerk or construction worker. It is the responsibility of your employer to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of all employees and independent contractors working for them.
If you have been injured on the job, our New Hampshire workers’ compensation attorneys of Shillen & Mackall Law Offices are here to make certain you get your workers’ comp benefits as deserved. While New Hampshire requires all employers with at least one employee to carry workers’ compensation benefits, some employers will try to save money by wrongfully denying or fabricating the details of an employee’s on-the-job accident. Or, the responding insurance company will act out of bad faith for the same reasons. It is our job to challenge them if they do and provide you with legal guidance for each step of your workers’ comp claim.
Contact us today to learn more about our workers’ comp representation services in New Hampshire.
The purpose of workers’ compensation benefits is to keep you financially afloat while you recuperate from your work-related injuries. If your workers’ compensation claim is successful, you should be provided the full cost any necessary medical treatments and prescriptions to recover. You can also be provided 66-2/3% of your regular wages each week, up to 52 weeks. An injury that causes debilitation for longer than a year could make you eligible for long term disability benefits.
Workplace accidents happen to veteran employees and new hires alike. No one is free from making a mistake now and then. Workers’ compensation acknowledges that mistakes in the workplace can and do happen by removing liability from the equation.
In other words, if you admit you caused your accident through your own mistake, then you are still capable of receiving workers’ comp benefits. Liability might be considered, though, when there is reason to believe the injured party intentionally caused their injury.
Figuring out the details of your workers’ compensation claim can be exhausting, especially if your employer or their insurer actively works against you. Let our New Hampshire workers’ comp attorneys work on your behalf to get you the benefits you need and deserve. Using our collective decades of legal experience, we can efficiently and confidently pursue your claim while you focus on taking care of yourself after an on-the-job injury!
Call (802) 243-0078 or contact us online to request an initial consultation with our team.