Whether you work in a high-risk environment or not, you want to know that you will still be able to provide for yourself and your family in the event of an accident. Most workplaces are required to have workers compensation insurance, but that’s no guarantee that your employer will pay out or pay in a timely manner. Working with a lawyer in NH can help speed up the process of receiving workers compensation and ensure you get what you deserve.
Here are some of the circumstances in which a lawyer in NH can help you receive workers compensation.
Work-Related Accidents and Injuries
Jobs that require physical labor always come with the risk of injury. Slips and falls, machinery accidents, or lifting injuries are all situations that workers comp covers. If an injury results in a temporary or permanent disability that prevents you from working, you should also receive coverage. Workers comp is also supposed to include death benefits. In the tragic event of an on-the-job death, the employer should pay compensation to the family or beneficiaries of the deceased.
Medical Issues Caused by the Job
There are other medical issues that can happen because of your job besides accidents or one-time injuries. Repetitive stress injuries or chronic illnesses caused by the working environment also fall under workers comp coverage. Anything from carpal tunnel syndrome to respiratory problems from toxic substances counts as a medical issue caused by the job or working environment.
Mental health conditions can also fall under workmans compensation coverage. Work-related stress or anxiety can be classified as job-induced illnesses, but it is very difficult to prove.
Other Medical Expenses
Workers comp is not just supposed to pay out once for an injury or illness. It is also supposed to cover ongoing expenses for treatment. These expenses can include doctor visits, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, and rehabilitation. If your work environment aggravates or exacerbates a pre-existing condition, you may also be able to receive compensation for treatment.
Feniger, Uliasz & Stacey | NH Workers Compensation Lawyer
The specific coverage and criteria for workers compensation can change depending on your location and workplace, but our team at Feniger, Uliasz & Stacey will help you receive the compensation you deserve. No matter the circumstances, we will do all we can to ensure you can continue to provide for yourself and your family.