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Workers’ compensation supports you while you recover from workplace injury

On Behalf of | May 13, 2024 | Firm News

Accidents in the workplace can happen even when there are safety precautions in place. Especially when you are using heavy equipment in your job, you are more likely to suffer severe injuries when accidents occur. Sometimes, your injury could lead to motion limitations, requiring you to undergo rehabilitation. Fortunately, Rhode Island workers’ compensation could support you during your journey toward recovery.

While you could feel overwhelmed with physical pain, emotional trauma, financial constraints and work uncertainty, your priority must be your health and recovery. In Rhode Island, most employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. This covers your medical expenses and income loss when you get into an accident while at work. If your accident resulted in temporary or permanent disabilities, like bone injuries, you could receive weekly compensation that is up to 75% of your wage.

More support is available for severe cases

When you need to take a break from work due to your injury or disability, rehabilitation can help you get back on your feet. Workers’ compensation can also cover this, along with Rhode Island’s menu of rehabilitation services for injured workers. These programs aim to help injured workers like you prepare for their return to work.

However, when you can no longer return to your old job because of the disability you developed, vocational rehabilitation programs are also available for you. These programs could help you develop new skills that will allow you to get employment.

Getting into a workplace accident could be frustrating for several reasons. Nonetheless, when you suffer work-related injuries, monetary concerns should be the least of your worries. Your employer has the responsibility to provide you with compensation as you recover. When your employer denies your claim, seek the help of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to ensure that you get the benefits rightfully yours.