Two general classes of injury are covered by workers' comp:
- Those that occur in a momentary accident like a vehicle crash, from a falling object or from a staple gun mishap
- Those that develop over a longer period of time like carpal tunnel syndrome or a debilitating lung condition
Many of these conditions are listed specifically. If they are not specifically listed, that does not mean you cannot be compensated for them. If you live in New Hampshire and are injured on the job, call us at 603-332-3535 to find out more.
Workers' compensation is always in flux. One change underway is the recognition that mental illnesses like high anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder can be job-caused and therefore compensable. But this area is far from settled and must be advanced one case at a time.
At The Law Offices of Stephen C. Brown & Associates, our workers' compensation practice has helped many hundreds of workers with the reassurance that an on-the-job injury does not spell doom. In cases of serious, catastrophic injury, we help workers claim permanent disability status, obtaining maximum benefit from the system.
In some cases, we mix our workers' comp work with our personal injury practice
. If you are driving a truck for one company and a driver from another company crashes into you, we can file one level of claims with workers' comp and seek an additional and higher level of compensation in a civil suit. This is called third-party liability
- compensation for injury occurring on the job, but caused by a party other than your employer.