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What To Do After A Work-Related Injury

What To Do After A Work-Related Injury

Hurt on the job? Here’s what to do:

  • Go to the emergency room immediately and explain that you were hurt at work.
  • Ask your employer to fill out a First Report of Injury for the NH Department of Labor and ask for your copy.
  • Find out who the workers’ comp insurer is.
  • Have all medical bills submitted through the workers’ comp insurer.
  • Make a claim for lost wages if you are out for three days or more due to your injury and your doctor documents this in writing.
  • Expect to be paid 60 percent of your average weekly earnings while you are out or 60 percent of the difference between your average weekly earnings and what you earn if your hours are limited due to the injury.
  • Call a lawyer if you receive a Memo of Denial of your claim.
  • Call a lawyer if you have any questions about your rights under New Hampshire workers’ compensation law.

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Call Attorney Mark Rufo at (603) 224-8945, or send an email to schedule a consultation. Our office is in Nashua, and we help injured workers throughout New Hampshire.


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  • Do I have a personal injury claim or a workers’ compensation claim?
    You may have both! If you are injured at work or have developed an injury caused by repetitive stress or strain from your job, you are often eligible for workers’ compensation. But this only prevents you from suing your employer. If a third party caused the accident, you could have an additional personal injury claim against that party.
  • What if I can’t afford an attorney?
    Personal injury lawyers do not cost anything upfront. In fact, we get paid only when you do — and we receive only a percentage of the compensation we secure for you. This means that not only can you afford high-quality representation, but you know we will be fighting for the maximum possible recovery, because our own pay depends on it, too.
  • Why can’t I just accept the insurance company’s offer?
    Insurance companies make their money cheating you. Claims agents are trained to get you to agree to the lowest possible amount, so the company can continue to maximize its profit. The only way to look out for your best interests and ensure that you receive fair compensation is to seek counsel from an attorney who is experienced in standing up to these insurance companies.