Rhode Island Workers' Comp Lawyers
When a work-related injury leaves you unable to work, you may be wondering how you’ll cover your medical bills and support your family. Unfortunately, employers and their insurance companies don’t always pay injured workers the full amount of benefits they’re owed. At Bottaro Law, we’re here to make sure you get the workers’ compensation you deserve.
Our experienced Rhode Island and Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyers want to help you get the benefits you’re owed, so you can get back on your feet and back to work. Contact us 24/7 at (401) 777-7777 for a free initial consultation.
Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
In Massachusetts and Rhode Island, nearly all employers are required to provide their employees with workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits are in place to help cover the costs of medical bills, follow-up treatment, and lost wages resulting from injuries suffered while working.
Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be entitled to benefits such as:
- Temporary total disability: When an employee suffers a temporary total disability as a result of a work-related injury, the workers’ compensation insurance company must pay weekly benefits at a rate of 60 percent of the injured employee’s average weekly wages.
- Temporary partial disability: If an injured employee suffers a temporary partial disability, he or she may receive up to 60 percent of the difference between what was earned before the accident, and what was earned after the accident.
Both temporary partial disability and temporary total disability benefits are paid for a limited period of time.
- Permanent total or partial disability: If an employee’s disability is deemed permanent—whether total or partial—he or she may receive weekly benefits equal to two-thirds of his or her average weekly wages until death.
Calculating your potential benefits while trying to recover from your injuries can feel overwhelming, but the workers’ compensation lawyers at Bottaro Law are here to help you get the best results. Just dial (401) 777-7777 now.
Common On-the-Job Injuries
Many employees don’t file for workers’ compensation benefits because they don’t think that their injuries qualify. Some common examples of on-the-job injuries that may be covered by workers’ compensation include:
- Overexertion from pulling, lifting, pushing, or carrying heavy objects
- Repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Injuries suffered in vehicle collisions while driving for work
- Slips and falls in hallways, stairways, or on a job site
- Injuries from assaults and altercations with other employees
- Illnesses resulting from workplace exposure to toxins or chemicals
Helping Injured Workers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts
If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, it’s not too late to get the benefits you deserve. Both Rhode Island and Massachusetts have processes to appeal denied claims, and the experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at Bottaro Law aren’t afraid to challenge the insurance companies. Contact us today to get the help you deserve.
Workers’ Compensation FAQ
If you were injured while working, workers’ compensation benefits can play a vital part in providing the money you need to support yourself and your family while you’re out of the job. Read our workers’ compensation FAQ to learn answers to questions we hear from injured workers facing similar situations to yours.Learn More
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