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What type of support can you get after a work accident?

Rhode Island workers can experience various difficulties and hardships after an accident in the workplace. From physical needs to financial losses, the impact of a work injury is significant. If you are hurt because of an incident that occurred at work or because of an occupational illness, you may have the right to seek certain types of financial benefits. 

Workers' compensation benefits are available to men and women who get hurt while on the job. These benefits can cover everything from minor injuries to major traumatic damage, and workers can obtain them by filing a claim with an employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier. The claims process can be complex and difficult, even with a valid claim and supporting documentation.

Know what you deserve

Injured workers may have to fight for their recovery after a work accident. Whether it is because of efforts from the employer or complications with the insurance claim itself, you may need to take steps to protect your rights. One way you can do this is by knowing the types of benefits you deserve, along with what you should be able to get from your claim.

The types of benefits a person can receive depends largely on the specific injuries he or she suffered, the severity of the injuries and the amount of time the victim missed from work. Some of these benefits may include:

  • Replacement of a portion of your lost wages
  • Medical care and coverage of your medical bills
  • Appropriate compensation for permanent injuries
  • Vocational rehabilitation and benefits for job retraining

A complete evaluation of your case before you file can help you understand what you may be able to receive through your workers' compensation claim. This simple step may be a way for you to protect your rights and fight for the full amount you need to get better after a work accident.

Injured workers have rights

As an injured worker, you may find the recovery process is complex and confusing. You may face challenges, and it is not always easy to secure what you need through a workers' compensation claim. Fortunately, you do not have to walk through it alone.

You have the right to seek guidance as you strive for the recovery you deserve. In fact, having help may give you a better chance of walking through the claims process quickly and minimize the chance of complications that can cost you valuable time and lengthen your recovery process.

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