Helping You With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that covers workplace injuries. To get benefits, you do not have to prove the employer was at fault. You simply had to have suffered injuries within the scope of your employment.
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation claims are often denied in the early stages. Or the settlement offer might not be suitable for your injuries. We are here to help you receive the benefits you deserve. Our East Providence, Rhode Island, law firm can help you with your workers’ compensation claims.
If your employer’s insurance carrier does not voluntarily accept coverage responsibility, then we move on to the hearing phase. We will file an Employee’s Original Petition for Benefits. Our goal is for you to receive benefits that last long enough to cover your medical treatment.
The hearing typically takes place within three weeks of the filing date. During the hearing, we will advocate aggressively for the best benefits for your injuries.
Still Able To Work?
A common misconception about workers’ compensation benefits is that your injury must be severe enough to prevent you from working. You are still entitled to medical benefits if you suffer a nonwork-ending injury.
Typical types of nonwork-ending injuries include:
- Torn tendons or ligaments
- Broken bones
You may not have to worry about attorney fees with workers’ comp cases. In most cases, insurance companies pay your lawyer’s fees without any deductions from your weekly workers’ comp benefits. Please be sure to ask us about your unique situation.