Rhode Island State law mandates that the employers insurance company pay the employee’s attorney fees for representing the employee in court.
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.
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
No, you cannot collect benefits from both programs at the same time. However, you can collect T.D.I. when workers’ compensation is pending.
Whether the result of the original injury or a subsequent surgery, you are entitled to additional monies for your scarring.
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.