If you’ve been hurt at work, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. However, if you’re not sure, it’s always best to check in with a NH accident attorney like those at Feniger & Uliasz. While each case is unique the benefits listed below are generally available to an injured worker.
Weekly Wage Benefits
The amount you are entitled to will be based on your average weekly wage in the 26 to 52 weeks before the injury. If you were a recent hire there are other formulas to apply.
Temporary and Partial Disability Benefits
If you return to work but are unable to earn the same as you were before your injury, you will be entitled to 60% of the difference.
In the tragic event of a death, a spouse and minor children will be entitled to weekly benefits as well as funeral expenses.
Payment of Related Medical Bills and Expenses
All medical bills for necessary and reasonable medical treatment for your injury will be paid without deductibles or copayments.
Permanent Impairment Awards
This benefit is an award of money if your injury results in a permanent loss of body parts listed in the Worker’s Compensation Act. Your NH accident attorney can help determine how much you should be receiving.
Temporary Alternative Duty
Most employers will be required to develop a temporary work program to help an injured worker return to their job with the approval of your doctor.
Reinstatement of Employee Sustaining Compensable Injuries
NH law states that an injured employee shall be reinstated to the former position within 18 months.
Cost of Living Adjustment
Injured employees are entitled to an adjustment in their weekly compensation if specific criteria are met.
If you cannot return to your job because of your injury, you may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation paid through worker’s compensation to assist you with job placement, on the job training or even education to help you return to the workforce.
If you’ve been injured on the job and feel that you’re not receiving the compensation you deserve, it’s time to call an accident attorney in NH. At Feniger & Uliasz, we do what our clients need to get the results they deserve. Contact us today for your free consultation (603) 627-5997.