NH WORKERS COMPENSATION INFORMATION

Workers Compensation is our Primary Focus

ROLE OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION DIVISION OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

"The Workers' Compensation Division of the New Hampshire Department of Labor was created in 1947 with the passage of NH RSA 281. This law, originally enacted in 1911, requires employers to provide no fault workers' compensation insurance coverage for employees in case of accidental injury, death or occupational disease, "arising out of and in the course of employment."

The Workers' Compensation Division administers and enforces the provisions of NH RSA 281-A, including the enforcement of coverage requirements for all employers, the oversight of the level of medical and wage replacement benefits to be paid to injured workers, conduct hearings on contested claims, and monitoring of insurance carriers and claim administrators to ensure the prompt payment of benefits and delivery of services. The Division also certifies private vocational rehabilitation providers and monitors vocational rehabilitation services provided to eligible injured workers. Additionally, the Division approves and monitors the use of managed care programs in Workers' Compensation." *

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Following are questions which we are routinely asked by injured workers. This information is intended to provide general information and is not intended to provide legal advice. or to establish a contract for services with the Johnstone Law Office. Due to the complexity of workers' compensation law, we find it necessary to provide detailed legal advice over the telephone on a case-by-case basis. Please contact our office at 1 - 800 - 224 - 8411 to obtain further information regarding your workers' compensation case.

Question: Is my employers' workers' compensation insurance carrier required to settle my case?
Answer: No.

Question: Do all injuries qualify for a permanent impairment award?
Answer: No.

Question: Am I required to return to work if my employer offers light duty?
Answer: Yes.

* Excerpt from the New Hampshire Department of Labor web site.