Workers Compensation

What is Permanent Partial Disability and Who Qualifies?

If you have been injured while at work, it is important to understand your options. Permanent partial disability, or what NH workers compensation law calls “permanent impairment”, was created to supplement the lost wages of someone who was permanently injured while on the job. Every state has different policies to protect its workers, so we will review permanent partial disability in New Hampshire, or permanent impairment, and what qualifies as a permanent disability. What is Permanent Impairment Disability  A permanent...
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What Does Workers Compensation Cover in New Hampshire?

You have probably heard of Workers’ Compensation or, more commonly known as workers’ comp. You may not, however, be familiar with what workers’ compensation covers or how it can benefit you in the event of a work-related injury. According to the Department of Labor, workers’ compensation is a type of accident insurance paid for by employers. Workers’ compensation insurance protects any employee who is injured while working or acquires some other type of work-related illness. Workers’ Compensation laws may vary...
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Heavy Equipment Operator – Workers Compensation – $380,000 Lump Sum Settlement

Facts/Liability: On October 17, 1995, 49 female heavy equipment worker operating paving roller on job site when almost hit by dump truck. Client suffered “whiplash” type injuries trying to avoid a collision, but no impact of vehicles. Carrier initially accepted workers comp claim and paid client $750.00 weekly comp. Multiple treating doctors said non-surgically correctable damage (aggravation of pre-existing arthritis) to cervical spine. Multiple IME’s said no injury. Eleven (11) DOL/CAB decisions kept the claimant on full disability benefits from...
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