Workers’ Compensation FAQs Rhode Island
How much does a Workers’ Compensation attorney cost?
Rhode Island State law mandates that the employers insurance company pay the employee’s attorney fees for representing the employee in court.
Why do I need an attorney?
The attorney will educate you in your rights and will guide you through the Workers’ Compensation claim process. An attorney will work to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of monies and benefits that your injury entitles you to.
How do I file a Workers’ Comp Claim?
To begin the Workers’ Compensation process you must first report your injury or illness to your employer after which your employer must file a claim with the employers Worker’s Compensation insurance carrier
Can I collect Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) while collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits?
No, you cannot collect benefits from both programs at the same time. However, you can collect T.D.I. when workers’ compensation is pending.
Will I be compensated for my scarring?
Whether the result of the original injury or a subsequent surgery, you are entitled to additional monies for your scarring.
Compensation for Loss of Use?
In addition to compensation for weekly wage, additional compensation is paid for loss of use of certain body part due to the injury itself or the result of a subsequent surgery.