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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What Is Workers’ Compensation in Rhode Island?
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.
What Should I Do After Being Injured At Work?
The first thing you should do is report the injury to your superior, to ensure that all the details of your injury are properly documented. This will also put their insurance company on notice as to your possible pending claim. Also, be sure to seek any medical attention you may require immediately. Once you’ve reported the injury and received medical attention, we advise you contact a lawyer to sort through your case and help you understand all of your legal rights. Read more.
What Are Your Firms Best Workers’ Compensation Settlements?
- $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.
Can I File a Personal Injury Suit In Addition to My Workers’ Compensation Claim?
In most cases, you will not be able to file a personal injury suit against an employer for an injury that happened at work. However, injuries at work can be caused by dangerous products or the negligence of third parties, so you may be able to file a personal injury claim against a third party. Read more.
What Benefits Do Workers’ Compensation Settlements Include?
The most common losses compensated for in workers’ compensation settlements are lost wages, medical bills, scarring, and vocational retraining, among other losses. Read more.
Are You Able To Get Weekly Benefits For Lost Wages?
Yes, 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.
Which Injuries Are Commonly Covered By Workers’ Compensation?
Pretty much any type of injury is covered under workers’ compensation as long as it happened within the “course of employment.” In other words, as long as the injury occurred while you were completing one of your job duties it will most likely be covered. Read more.
Will I Need Vocational Rehabilitation?
Depending on your specific injury, you may need to go through vocational rehabilitation. Vocational rehabilitation is a form of therapy that helps those with functional, psychological, developmental, cognitive, emotional impairments, or health conditions to help them return to work as soon as possible. Read more.
What If I Have Been Denied Workers’ Compensation?
You can still collect the compensation you are entitled to after your initial claim has been denied. An experienced Rhode Island workers’ compensation lawyer can help you through the appeals process and fight to get you the settlement you deserve. However, time is of the essence when it comes to appeals, so contacting a lawyer immediately is of great importance. Read more.
Why Contact Us?
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, do not hesitate to contact a lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve. We work with some of the most experienced workers’ compensation lawyers in Rhode Island. Additionally, we charge you absolutely no legal fees until you receive the settlement or award you are entitled to. For a free (no-obligation) case consultation, call us anytime at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online.