Workers' Compensation Questions

Have you been injured?

After an injury at work, it can feel like a daunting task to try to receive the compensation you deserve. If you were injured on the job or while performing a work-related task, it is important that you seek aggressive representation for your case.

At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we understand how important this time is for you, and we stand ready to represent you during this trying time. In this section, we aim to help answer some of the questions you have about your situation. If you find that you still have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact our team as soon as possible.

Can I receive benefits?
If you were injured while you were on the job or while performing a work-related task, even if you were at a company-sponsored event when you were injured, you may be entitled to receive benefits. Benefits may include a portion of your salary during your disability time, usually 60% of your average weekly income and payment for your medical care. If you become permanently disabled, your compensation will also cover a portion of your permanent injuries.

Will I have to have a hearing?
If your claim is denied, we can request a hearing at the Department of Labor. We will represent you there and prepare you for the inevitable attack from the insurance company's attorney.

Do I need an attorney?
It is highly recommended that you obtain legal services if you are facing complications with your workers' compensation claim. The sooner you can obtain an attorney, the sooner we will be able to help you. We will help you receive every possible benefit for your case and fully support you in your time of need. You should never have to face a hearing at the Department of Labor alone, and with our representation, you will never have to.

How soon should I file a claim?
The state of New Hampshire has a statute of limitations on workers' compensation cases, which means you need to file for a claim as soon as possible after an accident. You have two years from the date of the injury to notify your employer that you suffered a work-related injury. If you are seeking benefits for an occupational illness, or for a repetitive injury other specific limitations apply. The sooner you act, the sooner an attorney can help you!

What is OSHA?
OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Act that helps enforce workplace safety and training. If you feel that your workplace is an unsafe environment there is a potential for injury, it is important that you contact an OSHA representative. Everyone should be entitled to a safe workplace!

Am I covered by workers' compensation?
Every employer who has full time or part time employees must provide workers' compensation insurance and benefits to their employees should they be hurt while on the job. Under the New Hampshire Workers' Compensation Law RSA 281-A:5, every employee must be covered, even family and next of kin of the owner. If your company is denying you benefits, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

A loved one died while working. Can I obtain death benefits?
Yes, if your spouse has passed because of a work-related accident or injury, you and his minor children can obtain death benefits from the employer. If your loved one passed while on the job, it is important that you work with an attorney. It is important you contact Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., as soon as possible.

I have been denied a claim. What can I do?
Many workers' compensation claims are denied at first. To overturn that denial, a hearing must first take place at the Department of Labor. It is important that you work with an attorney who will help you file necessary hearing request and provide all the required paperwork to the Department of Labor. When a claim is denied, it can be frustrating, but working with Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., can help you through the process.

You need our assistance!

At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we work hard to assist our clients in receiving the outcome they deserve after an injury. Our team stands ready to help you. We proudly serve clients throughout New Hampshire. If you have been injured, please contact us.

Contact our firm right now to speak with a workers' compensation lawyer and start working to obtain the benefits that you deserve. Remember, you only have limited time to file a claim. Time is of the essence! Contact us now!

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