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!