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.
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:
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.