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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Am I Entitled to Weekly Benefits For Lost Wages?

injured leg of worker who now receives weekly benefitsYes, 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.

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. You may also be eligible for other benefits such as 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.

Can You Also File a Personal Injury Suit?

worker filling out a Personal Injury claim form for RI Workers’ CompensationIn most cases, you will not be able to file a personal injury suit against an employer for an injury that happened at work. This is true even if the employer was negligent in causing the injury. However, in many cases, injuries at work can be caused by dangerous products or the negligence of third parties. In these instances, you may be able to file a personal injury claim in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. These cases also compensate your pain and suffering and are more complex. Read More.

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 you may be entitled to receive weekly payments. 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:

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  • $450,000 Settlement: Our client was working on a construction site, when he fell from a scaffolding. He broke his pelvis, wrist, and ribs and suffered a dislocated shoulder as well as serious lacerations. Our firm maintained joint responsibility with another worker’s compensation lawyer, who was able to negotiate a lump sum. Read more.

What Basic Benefits Are You Entitled To?

Typical benefits include lost wages, medical bills, compensation for scars, vocational retraining and possibly a lump sum settlement, among other benefits. Read more.

What Are Some Common RI Workplace Injuries?

man carrying heavy boxEmployees 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 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), and make sure your employer notifies their insurance company. It can also be important to seek the advice of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Read more.

What Is Vocational Rehabilitation?

Person receiving vocational rehabilitation after a Massachusetts Work InjuryVocational 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 If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Has Been Denied?

Even if you have already filed a workers’ compensation claim and it was denied, you may be able to collect the benefits you are entitled to. An experienced Rhode Island workers’ compensation lawyer can appeal the decision to deny your claim and work to get you the settlement you deserve. There are time limitations for filing these appeals, so it is important to speak to a lawyer and protect your rights. Read More.

Why Contact Us?

worker-compensation-lawyerIf 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.

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