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NOTICE: The maximum weekly compensation rate under the New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Law will increase from one thousand five hundred seven dollars and fifty cents ($1,507.50) to one thousand five hundred thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($1,537.50) effective July 1, 2017.  In order for an injured employee to receive the maximum benefit, the employee must [Read More]

Construction workers build our roads, houses, and repair and maintain our nation’s physical infrastructure. This work includes many hazardous tasks and conditions. Construction workers incur the most fatal injuries of any industry in the private sector. Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces in the United States. While the construction industry provides employment to [Read More]

The following is a list of the ten most common workplace injuries: Overexertion – This includes injuries related to pulling, lifting, pushing, holding, carrying, and throwing activities at work. Overexertion has consistently been a number one workplace injury among the surveys and statistics. Fall on Same Level Surfaces – This pertains to falls on wet and slippery [Read More]

“Dance Like No One is Watching; Email Like It May One Day Be Read Aloud in a Deposition.” Quoting Olivia Nuzzi, political reporter for The Daily Beast.  The same goes for your posts and pictures on social media as they can end up in court. Modern life is so infused with social channels that it can [Read More]

As medical providers move toward the practice of maintaining electronic medical records, it is important to keep a few things in mind during this transition.  Unfortunately, not all providers have the same level of proficiency with technology and this can create some problems with the accuracy of your records.  During an average visit with your [Read More]

On February 26, 2016 the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued a decision in the Appeal of Raymond Cover which states that part time employees are eligible for reinstatement pursuant to RSA 281-A:25-a. The Supreme Court found that part-time employees have a right of reinstatement pursuant to RSA 281-A:25-a and that Lab 504.05 (b)(3) impermissibly modifies [Read More]

Mileage reimbursement payable under RSA 281-A:23-Medical, Hospital & Remedial Care has been decreased from 57.5 cents to 54 cents for all miles incurred on or after January 1, 2016.

House Bill 0546 requires a 10-day notice for an independent medical examination. Additionally, the notice of independent medical examination must include a statement that “This medical examination is at the request of either the employer or insurance carrier. The examination is not for the purpose of treatment or advice about treatment for a medical opinion [Read More]

Social Security Offset : If you are collecting workers’ compensation benefits it is important to understand that if you apply for Social Security and are approved, there is a Social Security offset. This means that your Social Security benefits may be reduced based on you receiving workers’ compensation benefits. The attorneys at Patch & FitzGerald [Read More]

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