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New Hampshire: Intoxication, Without Showing of Causation, Is Insufficient to Defeat Comp Claim

Reiterating an important point, that in order to defeat a workers’ compensation claim it is generally insufficient to show that the injured worker was intoxicated at the time of the injury–the employer/carrier must also prove a causal connection between the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Court Limits Firefighter’s Rule–Slip and Fall Action by Firefighter May Continue Against Homeowner

“Danger invites rescue,” wrote Judge Benjamin Cordozo in his typical profound and pithy manner [see Wagner v. International Railway, 232 N.Y. 176, 133 N.E. 437 (1921)]. Cordozo’s pronouncement is generally credited with the establishment of the “rescue doctrine,” pursuant to … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: Mental Injury Following Business Failure Is Not Compensable Injury

As is the case in a majority of states, mental injuries, including major depression caused by work-related stress, may qualify as compensable injuries in New Hampshire [N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann § 281-A:2, XI (2010)]. However, the New Hampshire statute does … Continue reading

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