If you have been injured at work in Rhode Island, you may be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits for lost earnings, medical expenses and potentially a lump sum settlement, among other benefits. Our firm is working with knowledgeable RI workers’ compensation lawyers. You will 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?
Workers’ compensation is an employee insurance program intended to provide benefits to employees who are injured at work, even if their employer is not the one at fault. Generally, your employer’s insurance company will be responsible to compensate you for any lost wages, medical bills and in some cases, a lump sum settlement. Similarly, you may be entitled to 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 obtain 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 in Rhode Island?
First, be sure to get medical attention for any injuries, because your health is our top priority. Immediately after, report the work injury to your superior and confirm that it is properly documented. This is the initial notification to their insurance company as to your potential pending claim for workers’ compensation. Once you’ve reported the injury and received medical attention, we recommend that you contact an experienced Rhode Island workers’ compensation lawyer to sort through your case and help you understand all of your legal rights. Read more.
Our Firms Best Workers’ Compensation Settlements:
- $450,000 Settlement: The 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 severe cuts. Our firm retained 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 and a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
In general, 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 unsafe 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 Can I Obtain from a Workers’ Compensation Settlement?
The most common damages compensated for in workers’ compensation settlements are lost income, medical expenses, scarring, and vocational retraining, among other losses. Read more.
Am I Able To Get Weekly Benefits For Lost Earnings?
Yes, there are three (3) types of disabilities that allow you to collect weekly benefits for lost earnings – temporary total disability, partial disability, and permanent total disability. Read more.
What Common Injuries Are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?
Almost all types of injuries are covered under workers’ compensation as long as the injury occurred within the “course of employment.” In other words, as long as the injury happened while you were completing one of your job duties, it will more than likely be covered. Read more.
Will I Require Vocational Rehabilitation?
Depending on your exact injury, you may need to undergo vocational rehabilitation. Vocational rehabilitation is a form of therapy that helps those with cognitive, developmental, emotional impairments, functional, psychological, or health conditions return to work as soon as possible. Read more.
What If I Was Denied Workers’ Compensation?
You can still receive the compensation you are entitled to after your initial claim has been denied. An experienced Rhode Island workers’ compensation lawyer can aid 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 Rhode Island workers’ compensation lawyer immediately is very important. Read more.
Why Contact Us?
If you have been injured on the job in Rhode Island, do not hesitate to contact a lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve. We work with some of the most knowledgeable Rhode Island workers’ compensation lawyers. Furthermore, we charge 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 an online contact form online.