New Hampshire Worker’s Compensation- Fast Facts
Filing a Worker’s Compensation Claim in New Hampshire:

For all workers’ comp claims, including those that develop over time, you should report an injury or illness as soon as possible after discovery to avoid your claim being denied. The time you have to report a claim is 30 days or less.

The time will start running from the date of the accident, the date of the last medical treatment or the date of the last payment of benefits. In latent disease cases, such as those involving lung cancer, Mesothelioma or toxic exposure, the time may start running from the date of the last exposure, date of appearance of the disease or date that the disease was found on a test, such as a chest x-ray, MRI or CT scan.

New Hampshire Worker’s Compensation Benefits:
Full medical benefits are provided to employees entitled to worker's compensation benefits, with no time or monetary limits. Initial choice of physician is made by the employee.

Payments are made for temporary total disability (TTD) in an amount determined by a percentage of the worker's wage, subject to a weekly maximum payment amount. Payments continue for the duration of the disability.

Payments are made for permanent total disability (PTD) based upon a percentage of the worker's wage, subject to a weekly maximum payment amount. Payments for PTD continue for the duration of the disability.

Payments for permanent partial disability (PPD) are made based upon a percentage of the worker's wage, subject to a weekly maximum payment amount. Payments for PPD may continue for up to 262 weeks.

Scheduled awards are paid in addition to total temporary disability benefits, and are paid concurrently with TTD benefits. Scheduled awards are not reduced because of receipt of TTD benefits.

Benefits may be available for disfigurement and scarring caused by burns.

Physical rehabilitation benefits are covered under medical services. Vocational rehabilitation benefits are available.
With certain constraints and filing deadlines, occupational hearing losses may be compensable.

Death benefits are payable to an employee's surviving spouse, or spouse and children, based upon a percentage of the employee's wages, subject to a cap. A minimum benefit is provided regardless of the employee's earnings. A burial allowance is available.

New Hampshire Worker’s Compensation Waiting Period:
The waiting period for compensation benefits after the injury is 3 days.

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for 14 days or more.

New Hampshire Worker’s Compensation Contact Information:
Kathryn Barger, Director
Workers’ Compensation Division
Department of Labor
95 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
 (603) 271-3176  (603) 271-3176 or  1-800-272-4353  1-800-272-4353

NOTICE: These questions and answers concern New Hampshire law only, and should not be construed nor relied upon as reflecting the law in other States, nor as giving legal advice. You are warned that circumstances often vary greatly and that, due to changing decisions and law, the answers to these questions may change over time and not be current, and you should consult an attorney in any specific case, and NOT rely on these questions and answers as giving anything other than general information.

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