Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Lawyer

After workplace accidents, victims suffer mounting medical bills and a long road to recovery. Employers and their insurers often fight to prevent injured workers from getting the benefits they deserve. A Rhode Island workers’ compensation lawyer at Marasco & Nesselbush can help you learn more about your rights under workers’ comp laws.

Partial Disability Benefits

When an injury impacts an employee’s ability to work, but they can still earn some income, they may apply for partial disability benefits. If an injured worker receives partial disability benefits, their wage can be up to 150 percent of their weekly benefit amount.

Total Disability Benefits

Employees may collect total disability benefits if they are physically unable to earn wages through any employment while recovering from their injuries. Those benefits generally amount to 62 percent of the employee’s average weekly wage.

Dependency Allowance

When injured workers have dependents, they can receive $15 per week for each dependent in addition to total disability benefits. In Rhode Island, a spouse who does not work, children under 18, and children under 23 attending school full-time qualify as dependents.

Medical Benefits

Following a workplace accident, the employer’s workers’ comp insurance provider should fully cover the cost of medical treatment for the injury. The employee should not receive any bill for that treatment, including co-pay or deductible bills.

Rhode Island does place some limits on palliative care, which is care people suffering from serious injuries or illnesses receive to help improve their quality of life instead of curing their condition. Once the injured worker has reached the point of maximum medical improvement, palliative care designed to alleviate the impact of the injury is limited to either 60 days or 12 visits, whichever comes first. After that, the injured employee will need approval from the insurer to receive coverage for additional palliative care.

How To File A Workers' Comp Claim In Rhode Island​

When you suffer injuries in a workplace accident in Rhode Island, you must notify your employer about the accident within 30 days. Your employer will then file a report with your workers’ comp insurance provider. Workers’ comp insurance agents will review the claim. They may contact you to ask questions about the accident and your injuries. Answer those questions honestly.

Once they review the claim, the workers’ comp insurance company will let you know your coverage level and what you can expect as you recover from your injuries.

If you have any questions about your rights or struggle to get your company’s insurance provider to approve your claim, you may need help from a Rhode Island workers’ compensation lawyer.

How A Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Lawyer Can Help​

A workers’ compensation lawyer in Rhode Island offers many benefits as you pursue your claim. The workers’ comp claim process can be complex, so having an attorney on your side can prove essential. They can:

Inform you of your rights:

Your workers' comp lawyer can provide vital insight into when payments should arrive and how much you deserve as you fight for fair compensation.

Streamline the claim process:

A lawyer can ensure you complete all paperwork correctly and do not miss any essential elements.

Fight to protect your rights:

A lawyer can fight for you if your employer pushes you to return to work too early or to give up the compensation you deserve.

Contact A Rhode Island Workers' Comp Lawyer Today​

At Marasco & Nesselbush, we have decades of experience dealing with personal injury and workers’ comp claims. We have four convenient office locations in Providence, Warwick, Wakefield, and Woonsocket, making it easy to contact us. Schedule your free consultation today. We are standing by to hear from you. Chat live, fill out our email form, or call (401) 443-2999.

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