If you have been injured at work in Rhode Island, you may be entitled to collect for workers compensation benefits for lost wages, medical bills and possibly a lump sum settlement, among other benefits. Our firm is working with experienced workers’ compensation lawyers here in RI. You never have to pay legal fees out of your pocket. All legal fees are paid by the insurance company if you win your case.
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Are You Able To Get Weekly Benefits For Lost Wages?
Yes, if you are injured in the course of your employment and are unable to work. There are three (3) types of disability that allows you to collect weekly benefits for lost wages – temporary total disability, partial disability and permanent total disability. Read more.
Our Largest Workers’ Compensation Settlements:
$450,000 Settlement: This client was working on a construction site, when he fell from a scaffolding. He broke his pelvis, wrist, ribs and suffered a dislocated shoulder and lacerations. Our firm maintained joint responsibility with another worker’s compensation lawyer, who lump sum settled the case. Read More.
Are You Entitled To a Lump Sum Settlement?
In some cases, if your injury is very serious and you are unable to return to your former job, the insurance company for your employer may offer you a lump sum settlement. The legal fee a lawyer can charge in Rhode Island is 20% of your settlement, which must be approved by the Court. Read More.
What Basic Benefits Are You Entitled To?
Typical benefits are lost wages, medical bills, scarring, vocational retraining and possibly a lump sum settlement, among other benefits. Read More.
What Do You Do Immediately After An Injury At Work In RI?
In order to ensure that your legal rights are protected, you should; immediately report your injury, make a written statement of the injury, seek immediate medical attention, report to your union representative (if applicable), make sure your Employer notifies their insurance company and get a free consultation from an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Read More.
What Is a Workers’ Compensation Third Party Claim?
It is when your injury is caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer or a co-worker, such as a sub-contractor or one of their employees. These cases also compensate your for pain and suffering and are more complex. Read More.
What Are Some Common RI Workplace Injuries?
Employees will be covered as long as their injury is considered to have happened within the “course of their employment.” Even though almost all injuries will be covered, there are some that are more common than others. Read More.
What Is Vocational Rehabilitation?
Vocational rehabilitation is a type of therapy, which enables persons with functional, psychological, developmental, cognitive and emotional impairments or health conditions to overcome an obstacles, which are stopping them from maintaining or returning to employment. Read More.
What Is RI Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is an employee insurance program designed to provide benefits to employees that are injured at work, even though their employer was not at fault. Generally, your employer’s insurance company will be responsible to pay for any lost income, medical expenses and in some instances, a lump sum settlement, among other benefits.
Other benefits include job retraining, money for permanent scarring and also for permanent loss of use of a body part. The system allows employees to receive benefits even though the injury may be either their own fault or no one’s fault. Also, employers cannot normally be sued for pain and suffering even if the employer was negligent in causing the employee’s injury. The experienced RI workers’ compensation lawyers we work with can tell you if you are entitled to receive benefits.
Why Contact Us?
If you have been injured on the job and are being denied workers’ compensation benefits, you should consider hiring a lawyer to help you get the benefits that you deserve. Our firm is working with experienced RI workers’ compensation lawyers and there is no fee until you win your case or get a settlement. Call our firm today or fill out a contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.