If you suffer an injury at work, one of the most important decisions you will make is hiring a lawyer who can represent you and make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries. This is a highly personal decision and depends on a number of factors. There is certain information you should have before deciding to hire a Rhode Island workers’ compensation lawyer. The following questions provide a good place to start in evaluating whether the lawyer you are considering is the best choice for you:
1. How Long Have You Been Practicing Workers’ Compensation?
You want to make sure you hire a lawyer who has experience. Specifically, you want to make sure that the lawyer has experience handling workers’ compensation cases. The more familiar a lawyer is with your specific type of case, the more it will benefit you. We work with some of the more experienced workers’ compensation lawyers in Rhode Island who have the expertise to handle these claims.
2. How Much are Your Legal Fees?
It is important to understand how the lawyer you hire will be paid. The lawyer should provide you with a fee agreement that will explain the amount of the fee. The agreement should also explain how and when the fee will be charged. Generally, in workers’ compensation cases there is no fee until you receive benefits and/or a settlement. It has been noted that hiring an experienced lawyer can often lead to larger settlements. Read more.
3. Can I Recover a Lump Sum for My Injuries?
Each case is different, and the award or settlement amount will depend on the facts and circumstances of your individual situation. A lawyer cannot guarantee that you will be able to win your case. However, it is important to understand how things are likely to turn out. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can explain the process involved in your workers’ compensation claim and the possible outcomes of your case. Read more.
4. How do You Communicate with Clients?
Regular communication with your lawyer is an important factor in your case. Your lawyer should keep you updated as to what is going on in the case, and you should inform the lawyer of your progress in treatment and how you are feeling. We work with experienced workers’ compensation lawyers who understand the importance of regular communication with their clients and strive for excellent customer service.
Contact an Experienced Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you have been injured while at work in Rhode Island, you may be entitled to collect workers’ compensation benefits for lost wages, medical bills, and other losses. We work with experienced workers’ compensation lawyers who can make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to. No fees are received unless you receive a settlement or award. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out our contact form online.