Additional Compensation For Disfigurement And Loss Of Use

Any permanent injury is devastating to a person's work and personal life. If you suffered a permanent injury in a work accident or because of an occupational disease, you may be entitled to additional compensation for scarring and loss of use. You may, however, need the assistance of an experienced workers' compensation attorney to obtain fair compensation for your loss.

Workers' compensation benefits include additional compensation for permanent disfigurement or a specific loss. At Karns Law Group, we understand how these types of injuries will affect your life. We also know that your well-being and the well-being of your family depend on you receiving sufficient compensation.

Our attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive. As successful trial attorneys, we have the experience and reputation to battle your employer and its insurance company for you. Please speak with us today about your Rhode Island or Massachusetts workers' compensation case.

What Is Loss Of Use And Disfigurement?

Loss of use may include the amputation of a body part or the loss of ability to use a body part due to injury or illness. This may include partial or total vision or hearing impairment and injuries to or loss of:

  • Fingers, hands and arms
  • Toes, feet and legs
  • Joints
  • Back, neck and spine
  • Internal organs

The amount of compensation you will receive for these types of injuries and losses depends on the body part and details of the injury. Very specific calculations are used to determine how much compensation you will receive.

Workers who suffer permanent disfigurement such as scarring or a limp may receive compensation equal to a portion of their average weekly wage for up to 500 weeks in Rhode Island and not to exceed $15,000 in Massachusetts. This is typically made as a one-time payment. These cases can be highly subjective so it is best to discuss your injury with a lawyer. If the doctor or insurance company undervalues your loss, we can fight to get the compensation you deserve.

More Than 60 Years Of Collective Experience Working For You

Please call our office in Providence at 888-KARNS-LAW to schedule a free consultation. If you prefer, you can contact us online. We also have offices conveniently located in Middletown.

Workers' compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we win compensation for you.