May 3, 2019

A Quick Guide to How Providence Workers’ Compensation Works

Most RI employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for all of their employees. There are exceptions for first responders and other municipal employees. Independent contractors are also not covered by workers’ compensation, nor are smaller businesses or farm businesses. What does RI Workers’ Compensation Provide to Out-of-work Employees? RI workers’ compensation is a…

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December 31, 2018

Tips for Getting Treatment for a Work-Related Injury in Providence, RI

Injuries at work happen more frequently than you may think. In fact, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training reported that in 2017 over 18,000 Rhode Island employees were injured while at work. This number reflects the number of injuries reported on worker’s compensation claims filed. Work-related injuries can mean missed time at work…

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March 28, 2018

New mHealth App Could Help Improve Treatment of Workers’ Comp Injuries

A new study is underway at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to determine if an mHealth kit, consisting of a wearable monitor and a pair of virtual reality glasses, can help people recover from work-related injuries more quickly and without the use of opioids. The plan is to monitor around 90 to 140 participants who will be…

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December 15, 2017

Federal Officials Say Georgia Trucking Firm Had No Regard for Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Georgia-based trucking company, to immediately stop all interstate and intrastate operations after a federal investigation found the company poses an imminent hazard to public safety. According to an FMCSA document, on Aug. 11, a truck operated by the company on I-95 in Virginia, failed to…

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January 20, 2017

How The Courts Helped Shape America’s Workers’ Compensation

Although the legislation brought together both by the states and the federal government was thought to be a “win-win” for the employees, many challenges have been brought by both employers and their workers. These decisions helped form a better understanding of what is legal and just when workers’ compensation is needed. How Did The Court…

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January 19, 2017

Can I Still Get Workers’ Compensation Even if the Accident was My Fault?

You may be able to receive Workers’ Compensation for an injury sustained at work even if the accident causing the injury was your fault. Workers’ Compensation in Rhode Island is essentially a no-fault insurance system that helps workers who have been injured while working receive compensation for lost wages and medical expenses. Every business in…

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January 6, 2017

Workplace Conditions Before Workers’ Compensation and Its Formation In America

With accidents and injuries occurring at the workplace every day in America, it is not surprising that employees are able to receive compensation for the injuries that they have sustained. But, it was not always this way for workers. Before workers’ compensation statutes were adopted nation-wide, many injured workers would have difficulties recovering their medical…

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November 30, 2016

Injury Prevention Procedures Lead to Lower Worker’s Compensation Costs

Retail stores provide vital services and goods to the public and also create a large number of jobs with over 21 million people currently working in the retail industry across the county. Retail employees also suffer a high rate of slip, trip, and fall injuries compared to other industries according to the Centers for Disease…

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July 16, 2013

New Workers’ Compensation Infographic Released by Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyers

Rhode Island General Laws Title 28 covers labor and labor relations. Section 29 of this Title provides the laws that govern workmans’ compensation. This is a type of insurance program that covers medical bills and lost wages for employees who suffer a work-related injury. This program includes a workplace injury in the cost of doing…

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