This course provides a comprehensive overview of the New Hampshire Workers Compensation system, including and understanding of the hearing process at the New Hampshire Department of Labor and common defenses to New Hampshire claims.
It covers an analysis of the benefits available to an injured worker, notice requirements, average weekly wage computation, scheduled permanent impairment awards, medical benefits, weekly indemnity benefits, statute of limitations and a review of commonly litigated issues. Learning Objectives
By taking this course, you will learn the ins and outs of how insurance companies operate in New Hampshire. The course is delivered via self-paced, online modules and an end-of-course exam, as described below.
- New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Insurance System Overview
This module covers the technical aspects of insurance in New Hampshire including how insurance underwriters determine the premium employers pay and what factors drive up the cost of a workers’ compensation insurance policy.
- Overview of the New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation System
This module provides a broad overview of the New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation system and law including a review of the available benefits to an injured worker: medical benefits, weekly indemnity benefits, permanent impairment awards, vocational benefits and temporary alternative duty/right to reinstatement. It also provides an overview of adjusting N.H. claims: including filing of appropriate forms with the N.H. Department of Labor, calculating the average weekly wage, statutory deadlines for the employers and insurance carriers and assessing the compensability of claims.
- Key Issues in New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation System – Part I
In this module, you will learn in more detail about commonly encountered issues in New Hampshire claims and common defenses including whether New Hampshire has jurisdiction, idiopathic defenses (including preexisting conditions), the coming and going rule, employee misconduct, assessing an aggravation versus a recurrence, determining the date of injury for cumulative trauma injuries, employee-employer relationship, domestic employee status, using independent medical exams and the circumstances that require the carrier to pay the claimant’s attorney’s fees.
- Key Issues in New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation System – Part II
This module provides a detailed review of complex and common issues under the N.H. workers compensation act such as carrier subrogation rights, settlement of claims (both compensable and non-compensable), claimant’s incarceration, the right to reinstatement and temporary alternative duty (including carrier-employer conflict of interest), using vocational rehabilitation, medical case management, managed care networks, assessing second injury fund claims and adjusting death claims.
- The New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Update
This live or recorded Webinar provides up-to-the-minute information on new New Hampshire court cases, New Hampshire administrative decisions and legislative changes. You can choose to attend the annual live session or view a recorded version at a more convenient date throughout the year to complete your New Hampshire WCS designation or keep it up-to-date.
An exam is included in the New Hampshire Workers' Compensation Series. It consists of 50 questions with a 90 minute time period. You must first take the New Hampshire Workers' Compensation Series training modules before taking this exam. You will have one attempt to pass this exam with a passing score of 75% or higher. (Additional exams are $50.)
You will receive six months of unlimited access to this package. Upon placing your order, you will receive an email with instructions to access your online training. You may begin immediately!Note: This course may be taken independently for professional development or in conjunction with other courses to earn the Workers Compensation Specialist (WCS) designation. Click on the hyperlinked item for a full description of the designation.