This page provides answers to the following questions:
You must notify your employer within two (2) years of your injury to claim benefits. With regards to occupational diseases, you must provide the date in which you learned of the diagnosis with your claim.
Every employer with full- or part-time employees is required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage to those employees.
You must notify your employer within two (2) years of your injury, or the time you reasonably knew you were suffering from an occupational illness, to file a claim. You may lose your ability to file a claim if four (4) or more years pass between the time you last received benefits or your claim was denied by your employer's insurance provider. Failing to timely notify your employer or to timely file your claim may prohibit you from pursuing your claim with the New Hampshire Department of Labor.
The following benefits are some of the benefits an injured employee may receive, depending on the circumstances surrounding the employee's injury:
Must file your claim within three (3) years of your injury.
If you are unsettled with the determination of your employer's insurance provider, you may request a hearing with the department. This request must be made in writing and must indicate the reasons and issues in dispute. Once a request is submitted, a Department of Labor staff member will contact the insurance provider to clarify the denial. The Department of Labor then will advise the employee requesting the hearing of the employee's rights and expectations at the hiring. You must request a petition for a hearing within eighteen (18) months of receiving notice your claim has been denied by your employer's insurance provider.
A hearings officer will oversee your request for a hearing and make a determination with regards to the claim you have brought forward. These decisions are appealable to the Compensation Appeals Board. The Board consists of an attorney, a labor representative and a management or insurance representative. This appeal is reviewed de novo, which mean you may submit new evidence. This is essentially a new hearing. In order to appeal the hearing officer's decision, either you, the injured employee, or your employer must submit a request for appeal within thirty (30) days of the hearing officer's decision.
Either party may appeal a decision of the Compensation Appeals Board to the New Hampshire state court. The procedures, deadlines, and requirements for filing will be subject to New Hampshire state court rules and procedures.
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