After An On-The-Job Injury, Seek A New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Construction sites, factories, hospitals, nursing homes, retail warehouses and office buildings are all examples of workplaces where workers may suffer mild or serious injuries. Any workplace accident resulting in injuries that need treatment or necessary time off work may set a workers’ compensation claim in motion.
When injuries happen, workers can normally begin receiving workers’ compensation medical benefits right away and other benefits before long. However, it is best to consult early on with a work injury attorney for counsel and protection. Know your rights and get an accomplished advocate on your side for best results after a workplace accident such as:
- A work-related auto accident
- A slip-and-fall injury, trip-and-fall injury or fall from a height
- An accident involving machinery or power tools
- Repetitive stress joint injuries or nerve injuries
- Back injuries from lifting heavy things
- An occupational illness linked to job stress
- Loss of sight, hearing or motor control due to an explosion, chemical exposure or other circumstances
- Building and road construction accidents
The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys of Rainboth, Murphy & Lown have represented health care workers, construction workers, factory workers and employees in a wide spectrum of other occupations. Based in Portsmouth, we practice in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.
Why Do Injured Workers Need Legal Counsel?
Many people believe that obtaining workers’ compensation benefits happens automatically after a workplace injury. However, many injured workers encounter difficulties getting their rightful benefits in cases such as the following:
- The workers’ compensation insurer denies a claim because of a prior back injury, an alleged late report of the injury or other reasons.
- The workers’ compensation insurer refuses to pay for medical treatment that doctors say is needed.
- The insurer tries to terminate benefits early and suspend payment of long-term disability benefits.
- The employer tries to force the employee back to work before their injuries have healed.
- The employer offers to pay cash for not reporting an injury, but they later need to file a claim
When we represent workers in such cases, our attorneys are aggressive and persistent. We do not back down. We will take cases to appeals and even to trial if necessary.
When A Third Party Was To Blame
In addition to workers’ compensation, an injured worker might have other available sources of compensation. If a person or organization that was not the employer caused or contributed to a workplace accident, a third-party lawsuit against them may be viable.
At your free initial consultation, ask one of our lawyers to examine the possibility that a subcontractor, a delivery service or a manufacturer was at fault. A personal injury claim can bring much-needed relief over and above workers’ compensation benefits, including compensation for your pain and suffering, permanent impairment or disfigurement.
Get A Free Case Evaluation
At Rainboth, Murphy & Lown, we will thoroughly review your case and aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve. Call our Portsmouth law office at 603-212-1747 or send an email message to request a free consultation. Our workers’ comp attorneys are licensed in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.