New Hampshire Workers' Compensation Questions & Answers

Q: when i return to work from workmans comp do i get the my same positon i had when i left?. i live in newhampshire thank

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jan 3, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If you had a reduction in pay due to being out comp has to make that up. But contact a member of the NH Assn for Justice because they give free consults and you want to know what to do to protect yourself

Q: I fell on black ice in my employer's parking lot reporting to work and fractured my patella. Is that WC or civil?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for New Hampshire on
Answered on Dec 8, 2017
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
This is a great question and there is much case law interpreting the issue both ways. If you were reporting to work but had not punched in yet it may be considered a personal injury because you had not started work yet, but if you were coming back from lunch or a break it could be considered workman's comp. The best way to get the answer is to file a workman's comp claim and see if it gets denied by the employers insurance carrier, then you can appeal to see how the appeals board will rule....

Q: Will I lose my workers comp case if I have surgery before it has been approved?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Don't see that you would but a serious injury like that with possible scar tissue in the future you should have an attorney who handles comp, and you should ask them. If you don't, look for a member of the NH Assn for Justice who handles comp--they give free consults.

Q: Can my witness be my lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Hampshire on
Answered on Aug 29, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Depends on what you mean for witness. Generally if a lawyer will be appearing and providing testimony, they cannot represent you. But if he is a witness to another issue that may be different.

Q: What does ADR stand for?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Hampshire on
Answered on Dec 16, 2010
Mark A. Siesel's answer
ADR means Alternative Dispute Resolution. Examples of ADR are arbitration, which is binding, and mediation, which is not.

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