The workers’ compensation lawyers of Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., have almost 30 years of experience with workers’ compensation cases. We serve not only residents of Massachusetts but also New Hampshire residents who were injured at work while employed in Massachusetts. Our firm’s attorneys help workers who come here for employment and are injured on the job or who were hired in Massachusetts but injured out of state. Our team of legal professionals focuses on making sure you are fairly compensated for any workplace injury or work-related illness.
If you, as a New Hampshire resident, sustain an injury while on your job in Massachusetts, don’t hesitate to call our Boston-based workers’ compensation lawyers today toll free at (800) 367-0871, or use our online form for a free case evaluation.
Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Serve New Hampshire Residents
At 190 miles long and only 60 miles wide, New Hampshire is one of the smallest states in the U.S. Within this small territory, NH boasts seven distinct regions. The central and northern regions start with Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee on the western boundary alongside Vermont, and the Lakes Region on the eastern side bordering Maine. To the north is the famous White Mountains region, containing Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeastern U.S. at 6,288 feet. At the northernmost part of NH are the Great North Woods, continuing right up to the Canadian borderline. New Hampshire’s southern border with Massachusetts is the Monadnock Region, the fertile Merrimack Valley and the Seacoast Region.
Most population concentration is in the south, bordering Massachusetts. A large portion of this area’s workforce is employed in Massachusetts.
Obtaining Workers’ Compensation and Medical Care for New Hampshire Residents
The Workers’ Compensation Division of the New Hampshire Department of Labor requires employers to provide no-fault workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees who become subject to accidental injury, death or any occupational disease arising from their employment when hired by a New Hampshire company and are working in the state of New Hampshire. Those New Hampshire residents who work in either state for a Massachusetts-based employer are subject to the workers’ compensation laws in Massachusetts.
While Kantrovitz & Associates represents injured and ill workers throughout Massachusetts, we also represent New Hampshire residents whose injuries occurred in Massachusetts or who were hired in Massachusetts but became injured or ill while out of state.
If you are injured by a serious workplace accident or suffer from a work-related illness while working in Massachusetts, you may spend time in a hospital, followed by visits to a rehabilitation center. Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., attorneys understand that the stress of being hospitalized away from home, traveling to rehabilitation appointments, paying the mounting medical bills and the worry of being able to support your family can be more stressful than the injuries themselves. Contact us today to learn how we can help. Let our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers handle your claims for lost wages, medical treatment expenses and vocational rehabilitation costs so you can focus on regaining your health.
The Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation System Protects New Hampshire Residents
If your employment in the state of Massachusetts causes you to become injured or ill, as a resident of New Hampshire, you have the right to receive medical treatment compensated by your employer based on Massachusetts law. You may also be entitled to compensation as replacement wages.
The Office of Claims Administration (OCA) administers the workers’ compensation system in Massachusetts. This is where a claim for a work-related injury or illness begins. Disputed claims escalate to The Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA), which is responsible for overseeing the entire workers’ compensation system in Massachusetts and acts as a court system for these disputes.
You are required by law to notify your employer immediately if you become injured due to your employment, even if the injury or illness doesn’t appear to be serious or you don’t feel you need emergency care. When you have a work-related injury or an illness that will result in lost work time of five or more scheduled work days, your employer must file the Employer’s First Report of Injury or Fatality (often called Form 101) with the DIA and their workers’ compensation insurance company within seven calendar days. Your employer’s insurance company then has 14 calendar days from receipt of this form to investigate the claim and make a decision as to whether to pay your workers’ comp claim.
The DIA office in Boston that services New Hampshire residents is located at the Public Information Office, Department of Industrial Accidents, 1 Congress St., Suite 100, Boston, MA 02114-2017. The phone number is (617) 727-4900, ext. 470. Information about the Department of Industrial Accidents can also be found online at www.mass.gov/lwd/workers-compensation.
Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Serving New Hampshire Today
Let our experienced New Hampshire workers’ compensation attorneys offer you a free, no-obligation evaluation of your workers’ compensation claim. Please call Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., today toll free at (800) 367-0871, or use our confidential online contact form to get answers to your questions about the worker’s compensation claim process in Massachusetts.