Workers' Compensation Benefits In Rhode Island

The available workers' compensation benefits in Rhode Island and Massachusetts are governed by statute. These laws are very specific and detailed, and it is important that you understand what you are entitled to so you receive all of the benefits you deserve. That is why retaining experienced legal counsel is so important.

At Karns Law Group, our attorneys have more than 60 years of collective experience representing injured victims and their family members. We understand how the workers' comp system works and how to get you the financial help you need. Contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

What Does Workers' Compensation Cover?

The amount and types of benefits that you are likely to receive from workers' compensation depends on the nature of your injury. In nearly all cases, you can expect that all medical costs related to your injury or work-related illness will be covered. Beyond that, numerous factors will govern what else you may be entitled to receive.

It may be possible to pursue disability benefits, both for temporary disability and permanent disability. These benefits are calculated based on your average weekly wage. The duration of these payments is dependent on whether the disability is defined as being "total" or "partial." Essentially, total disability means that you will be unable to return to work, either in your most recent position or in another type of position. Partial means that you are not totally disabled and you can return to some type of employment, typically at a lower-paying job.

Other possible benefits include compensation for disfigurement or "specific loss." If your accident resulted in scarring to the head, face or neck, you are likely eligible for these additional benefits. If an accident results in the loss of a limb, extremities or bodily function, you may claim specific loss benefits. Our attorneys will thoroughly review all aspects of your claim to ensure that you receive the full amount of benefits to which you are entitled.

Contact Our Lawyers For Help With Work Injury Claims

You should not attempt to navigate the workers' compensation system on your own. Get experienced legal representation to ensure that you are fully covered. Contact us online or call 888-KARNS-LAW to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.