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Workers’ Compensation Law

We Understand Workers’ Compensation And Will Strive To Protect Your Rights

Suffering an injury on the job is distressing for nearly any employee. Injuries typically require medical attention. Pain and suffering may make it impossible for the injured person to continue working for a while, and in some cases, workers cannot ever return to the work they were doing before an accident or before developing a repetitive stress injury. In case of a serious or catastrophic injury, a worker may need ongoing therapy, personal care assistance and/or disability accommodations like special transportation.

Workers’ compensation was created for the benefit of workers injured on the job. Some injured employees try to navigate the workers’ compensation system on their own but sooner or later, most run into problems along the way. At Boynton, Waldron, Doleac, Woodman & Scott, P.A., in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, our personal injury attorneys know the workers’ compensation system well, and we aim to protect the rights of our clients.

Our experience is helpful when an employer or the employer’s workers’ compensation insurer tries to deny a claim or cut off payments prematurely. Furthermore, some employers fire or demote employees unfairly after they file workers’ comp claims. Our work accident attorneys help injured workers fight injustice and obtain all the benefits they are eligible for.

Our law firm has been serving clients on the New Hampshire seacoast since 1920. We know how the system works. In addition to handling your workers’ compensation claim, our personal injury lawyers can help you with a third-party liability claim. 

Workers’ compensation is for your protection. If you are injured at work, workers’ comp is there to pay a percentage of your weekly income and to pay your medical bills. If you have been denied coverage or if your company’s insurance carrier denies your claim, contact a lawyer who has a thorough knowledge of the system and your rights.

Do not be afraid to file a claim. Sometimes workers are concerned about losing their jobs if they file workers’ compensation claims. If an employer retaliates for filing a claim, our employment law attorneys can explain your legal options.

Third-party liability could add to your benefits. You cannot sue your employer for most job site injuries, but if a defective product or the actions of a subcontractor caused your injuries, or if you were injured during a motor vehicle accident while working, you may be able to file a third-party claim in court, separate from your workers’ comp case. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to coordinate and maximize the benefits you are entitled to.

Construction accidents are especially dangerous. In a construction site accident, there are often opportunities to make a claim in addition to workers’ compensation. Tell your construction accident attorney about everything that contributed to your injuries ‒ poor maintenance of the construction site, failure to warn about danger, failure to have appropriate machinery guards, defective machinery, defective scaffolding or debris on the work site.

Other types of job sites besides construction sites where injuries often happen include:

  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Hospitals and other health care facilities
  • Loading docks
  • Shipyards
  • Warehouses and other storage facilities
  • Retail outlets, restaurants and other establishments serving the public
  • Schools and universities, including educational buildings, dormitories and service areas like cafeterias

This list is not comprehensive since any workplace ‒ including in vehicles like police cars, delivery vans and ambulances ‒ can be the site of an injury on the job. If there is any question as to whether you were working when you were injured, consult with a lawyer right away. Even if your employer seems cooperative when you report your injury, you may need legal advice. In particular, if your injuries are serious, you need to explore every source of compensation that may be available to you. Workers’ compensation may not be your only avenue of help, but it is an important starting place.

If you have been injured at work, contact us to discuss your workers’ comp claim and a possible third-party liability claim. The consultation carries no further obligation, and there is no attorneys’ fees unless we obtain compensation for you. 

We represent clients in New Hampshire, Maine, and northern Massachusetts. Regardless of the legal problem, you can benefit from the experience that comes from a century of service to our community.

Contact us today and let us help you find a solution to your legal matter.