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New Hampshire Workers Compensation - Employee Benefits

Workers compensation employee benefit information for the State of New Hampshire

New Hampshire Workers Compensation Medical Benefits -

  • Medical benefits for injured New Hampshire workers are paid without regard to length of disability or amount of cost.

Who Chooses the Physician for Injured Workers in New Hampshire -

  • If your employer's insurance carrier is using a managed care program the injured worker must choose a doctor within the network, if not then the choice of physician is up to the injured worker.

New Hampshire Workers Compensation Disability Benefits -

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits:
    • There is a 3-day waiting period for the payment of disability benefits. If the disability exceeds 14 days, the 3-day waiting period is waived.
    • An Injured worker's wage paid is 60%.
    • The weekly payment minimum is 30% of the New Hampshire state average weekly wage, $251.10, or the employees actual wage if it is less, however is not to exceed 90% or the injured workers after tax earnings.
    • The weekly maximum is $1,255.50, 60% of the injured workers actual average weekly wage or $251.10, if greater, and not to exceed 100% or the injured workers after tax earnings.
    • Maximum period of payments is the length of disability.

  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits:
    • An Injured worker's wage paid is 60%.
    • The weekly payment minimum is 30% of the New Hampshire state average weekly wage, $251.10, or the employees actual wage if it is less, however is not to exceed 90% or the injured workers after tax earnings.
    • The weekly maximum is $1,255.50, 60% of the injured workers actual average weekly wage or $251.10, if greater, and not to exceed 100% or the injured workers after tax earnings.
    • Maximum period of payments is the length of disability.

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits:
    • An Injured worker's wage paid is 60%.
    • The weekly payment minimum is 30% of the New Hampshire state average weekly wage, $251.10, or the employees actual wage if it is less, however is not to exceed 90% or the injured workers after tax earnings.
    • The weekly maximum is $1,255.50, 60% of the injured workers actual average weekly wage or $251.10, if greater, and not to exceed 100% or the injured workers after tax earnings.
    • Maximum period of payments is the length of disability.
    • Note:
      • Non-scheduled injuries have a maximum period of payments of 262 weeks.
      • Non-scheduled injuries maximum amount is $328,941.


New Hampshire Workers Death/Dependency Benefits -

  • New Hampshire rules allow weekly compensation to be paid to the surviving dependents of a deceased worker if the fatality occurred as a result of an injury arising out of and in the course of employment.


New Hampshire workers Compensation Attorney Fees -

  • Attorney's fees are limited to 20% and in some cases are added to the award.

More specific workers compensation employee benefit information for this state can be found by following the link below. It will take you directly to the state web page containing employee's workers compensation rights and benefits:

http://labor.state.nh.us/injured_worker.asp



Important Notice Please Read: All information on this page is provided only as a reference. While we strive to mantain accurate information on this site please realize workers compensation laws are complicated and subject to change at any time. If you need help with a workers compensation problem or have a specific situation or question please contact our office. Otherwise please consult your states governing authority or an attorney in your state of residency for assistance.


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