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Medical Care

The workers' compensation insurance carrier is responsible for medical care that is injury related and reasonable. This can include hospital visits and surgery, doctor visits, diagnostic testing, physical therapy and medications. Whether a particular medical bill is reasonable and or related to the compensable work injury is a frequently litigated issue at the New Hampshire Department of Labor. Fortunately, this issue is litigated at no cost to the injured worker per the provisions of the New Hampshire workers' compensation law. Since these medical bill issues are litigated at no cost to the injured worker, with the workers' compensation insurance carrier paying the legal fees of the injured worker's attorney in a successful medical bill challenge, it makes sense to have an experienced workers' compensation lawyer fighting for your rights.
 

Scheduled Permanent Impairment Award

Your work injury may have left you with a permanent impairment which will entitle you to a monetary award per the provisions of the New Hampshire workers' compensation law. Whether you qualify for a scheduled permanent impairment award is an issue frequently litigated at the New Hampshire Department of Labor. It is important for you to have an experienced workers' compensation lawyer represent you during this process as the workers' compensation insurance carrier will be sending their lawyers, and the medical and legal issues get quite complicated.
 

Light-Duty

Once an injured worker recovers from their injury to the extent that they are deemed able to perform light duty work, the employer may offer temporary alternative work. If the injured worker fails to accept temporary alternative work the employer may petition the N.H. Department of Labor to reduce or end weekly wage replacement benefits. It is important that an injured worker have the help of an experienced New Hampshire workers' compensation lawyer early on in this process.
 

Independent Medical Exam

New Hampshire workers' compensation law gives the workers' compensation insurance carrier the right to send an injured worker to an independent medical examiner for examination. If the injured worker refuses to attend the examination, the injured worker's right to weekly wage replacement benefits shall be suspended until such examination has taken place. It is important an injured worker to have the benefit of talking with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer prior to participating in this process, as the independent medical examiner often conducts an extensive interview on behalf of the workers' compensation insurance carrier.
 
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