New Hampshire workers compensation News

N.H. Court: Worker Who Fell Asleep While Driving Due Benefits for Crash Injuries

The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled last week that a worker who fell asleep while driving a company truck and hit a utility pole in the course of his employment is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for the severe injuries …

New Hampshire Senate Delays Workers’ Compensation Reform Deal

New Hampshire state senators have pushed off a deal to reform New Hampshire’s workers’ compensation insurance laws. The chamber voted Thursday to send a tentative deal, which would’ve given providers three years to bring down costs on their own without …

N.H. Senate Committee Not Backing Workers’ Comp Fee Schedule

A key policy committee in the New Hampshire Senate is backing a workers’ compensation reform bill that it says will reduce costs by 7.5 percent without imposing a price-fixing mechanism backed by business groups. “This agreement will bring real savings …

N.H. Lawmakers Work to Tackle High Workers’ Comp Costs

If a worker in New Hampshire gets hurt on the job, an anesthetic injection can cost $763 under a workers’ compensation claim, compared to $298 for non-work related injuries. Surgical treatment for tendinitis in the shoulder costs about $2,200 if …

Report Calls for More Study of N.H. Workers’ Comp Costs

A governor’s commission aimed at addressing New Hampshire’s high workers’ compensation costs recommended no significant changes to state laws in a new report and instead suggested gathering more data and continuing to study the issue. A minority of the committee …

New Hampshire Approves NCCI’s Loss Cost Decrease Filing

The New Hampshire Insurance Department announced Wednesday that it has approved the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s (NCCI) advisory loss cost and rating values filing to be effective Jan. 1, 2015. The approved voluntary loss cost change is a decrease …

New Hampshire Gov. Hassan Creates Workers’ Compensation Commission

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has issued an executive order creating a new commission to recommend ways to reduce the state’s workers’ compensation medical costs. The new commission, called the Commission to Recommend Reforms to Reduce Workers’ Compensation Medical Costs, …

NCCI Proposes Workers’ Comp Loss Costs Decrease in N.H.

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) recently delivered a workers’ compensation loss cost filing to the New Hampshire Insurance Department. NCCI said that based upon its review of the most recently available data, it has proposed for New Hampshire …

Data Show Rising Workers’ Comp Medical Costs in New Hampshire

In the world of workers’ compensation, the fees charged by the health care community are significantly more expensive on average in New Hampshire than in other states, according to the New Hampshire insurance department. “Medical costs in New Hampshire have …

N.H. Gov.: Businesses Need Relief From Rising Workers’ Comp Costs

New Hampshire’s businesses need relief from rising workers’ compensation costs and more access to capital investment partners. That’s the message from New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan who urged lawmakers in her State of the State address on Feb. 6 to …