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Effective July 1, 2014, the maximum New Hampshire compensation rate under the New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation law will increase from $1,333 to $1,404. In order for an injured worker to receive the maximum benefit, the employer must have an average weekly wage that is determined by RSA 281-A:15 in the amount of $2,340 or more. [Read More]

  The New Hampshire legislature recently created a special fund to provide additional benefits to police and fire fighters who are injured on the job and suffer a permanent impairment as a result of their work injury. Please contact Patch & FitzGerald for more information regarding this special fund to compensate police and fire fighters injured [Read More]

Elaine Murphy-Maltasis was recently named Director of the Workers’ Compensation division at the New Hampshire Department of Labor. Mrs. Murphy-Maltasis previously served as a hearing officer at the New Hampshire Department of Labor.

Governor Maggie Hassan has recently announced the creation of a task force to make recommendations to reform the New Hampshire workers’ compensation system. This was done after a study by the New Hampshire Insurance Department showed that New Hampshire has some of the highest medical costs in the nation for workers’ compensation claims. The task force [Read More]

It was recently announced that Kathryn Barger has been named Deputy Labor Commissioner for the New Hampshire Department of Labor. Ms. Barger previously held the position of Director of Workers’ Compensation Division.

Attorney John L. Ward will be presenting on workers’ compensation law at the 9th annual UNH alumni CLE day on June 6, 2014. This is an all-day opportunity to earn New Hampshire CLE credits before the June 30, 2014 deadline.

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