Navigate’s views on this matter are in favor of the free market system over scheduling services. New Hampshire happens to be one of the more employer-friendly states in New England and is pretty tough on people who are out on workers’ compensation. Indemnity payments in New Hampshire are 60% of a worker’s wage while most states pay around 67%. Lower weekly compensation is a disincentive to stay home. New Hampshire does a great job walking the line of taking care of both employees and employers by making sure employees get the care they need, and that they also get back to work as soon as they are able.
This change in New Hampshire’s worker’s compensation law is likely to increase your indemnity payments. Be on the lookout for more additions to the law in the next few months. For more information about the changes in workers’ compensation and how they affect your business click here.