If you have been injured at work in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, you may be entitled to collect workers’ compensation benefits for lost wages, medical bills and potentially a lump sum settlement, among other benefits. Our firm is working with experienced Johnston workers’ compensation lawyers, who are ready to hear about your potential case. Just contact us today toll-free 24/7 at 1-(401) 490-4332 or fill out our online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
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What is Workers’ Compensation?
If you were injured on the job, your employer’s insurance program provides benefits to employees through a system called workers’ compensation. Even if the employer is not at fault, the employee can still collect from workers compensation. In normal circumstances, you can expect to be compensated for any of your lost wages, medical bills, and sometimes, a lump sum settlement. Other benefits may include job re-training, money for permanent scarring, and also for permanent loss of use of a body part. Even if the injury was due to your mistake or no one’s mistake, workers’ compensation allows employees to still receive benefits.
What Should I Do If I Am Injured at Work?
First, you should seek medical attention for any injuries. Your well-being comes before anything else and is our top priority. Right after seeking medical care, should need to report the work injury to your boss and make sure that it is documented. This documentation will be the notification to the employers’ insurance company as to your potential claim for workers’ compensation. Once you’ve reported the injury, we recommend that you to contact a South Kingstown workers’ compensation lawyer to look through your case and help you understand all of your legal rights. Read More.
What Is The Time Limit To File A Claim?
The statute of limitations, which is the time frame you must file your claim, is two (2) years from the date of the accident. Speaking to a knowledgeable South Kingstown workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible helps to maximize your limited amount of time.
Can I File a Personal Injury Suit And Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Normally, you will be unable to file both a personal injury suit against your employer for an injury and a workers’ compensation claim. The claim would already be filed as a workers’ compensation claim. However, injuries caused due to unsafe products or the negligence of third parties could raise a claim. In this instance, it may be available to file a personal injury claim against the third party. Read More.
What Benefits Are Available from a Workers’ Compensation Settlement?
The most common losses compensated for in workers’ compensation settlements are lost earnings, medical expenses, scarring, and vocational retraining, among other losses. Read More.
Am I Able To Receive Weekly Benefits For Lost Wages?
Receiving weekly benefits for lost wages is available. There are three (3) types of disabilities that allow you to collect weekly benefits for lost wages – temporary total disability, partial disability and permanent total disability. Read More.
What Type of Injury Is Covered by Workers’ Compensation?
Most types of injuries are covered under workers’ compensation as long as it happened within the “course of employment.” If the injury happened while you were completing one of your job duties, it will more than likely be covered. Read More.
What If I Was Denied Workers’ Compensation?
It is still possible to collect the compensation you are entitled to after your initial claim has been denied. A knowledgeable Johnston workers’ compensation lawyer can help you through the appeals process and help to get you the settlement you deserve. However, time is limited when it comes to appeals, so contacting a lawyer is of great importance. Read More.
Why Contact Us?
If you or a loved one have been injured on the job, you should contact a workers compensation lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve. We work with experienced Johnston workers’ compensation lawyers in Rhode Island. We charge you no legal fees until you receive the settlement or award. For a free (no-obligation) case consultation, call us at 1-(401) 490-4332 or fill out an online contact form online.
From North Kingstown, RI:
Estimated drive time, 20 minutes
Follow US-1 S/Tower Hill Rd and take the exit toward Peacedale/Wakefield. Turn right onto Old Tower Hill Rd and continue onto Main St. Our office is on the right.
From Westerly, RI:
Estimated drive time, 30 minutes
Follow US-1 N and take the Salt Pond Rd exit. Take a left onto Salt Pond Rd and then take a left onto Woodruff Ave. Continue on Woodruff Ave and then take a right onto Main St. Our office will be on the left.
From Narragansett, RI:
Estimated drive time, 20 minutes
Follow US-1A S/Boston Neck Rd and then turn right onto Narragansett Ave. Narragansett Ave will become Kingstown Rd. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit and stay on Kingstown Rd. Turn left onto Main St. Our office will be on the right.