Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation FAQ
At the Law Offices of Lawrence J. Signore, we have handled matters of Rhode Island workers’ compensation for more than 15 years. We know the system inside and out.
For answers to questions about your specific case, please call us in Providence at 401-273-3000 or complete our contact form. We offer a free initial consultation. If a serious injury prevents you from visiting an attorney’s office, The Rhode Lawyer will come to you!
How much does a workers’ compensation attorney cost?
Rhode Island state law mandates that the employer’s insurance company pay the employee’s attorney fees for representing the employee in court.
Why do I need an attorney?
At Law Offices of Lawrence J. Signore, we will educate you about your rights and guide you through the workers’ compensation claim process. Attorney Lawrence J. Signore will work to ensure that you receive the maximum available benefits for your injury or illness. Employers and insurance companies regularly try to deny or delay workers’ comp benefits to workers and their families. We can fight back and help you get all the benefits you need and deserve.
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. Your employer must then file a claim with the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. Important: report your injury or illness to your employer as soon as you know the injury or illness is work-related. Delays in reporting can lead to disputes and denied benefits. Talk to us as soon as possible if you have questions about these matters.
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 TDI when workers’ compensation benefits are pending.
Will I be compensated for my scarring?
Rhode Island workers’ compensation provides benefits for scarring and disfigurement. Often these benefits are awarded for surgical scarring, burn injuries and other serious injuries.
Compensation for loss of use?
Rhode Island workers’ compensation provides benefits for loss of use of certain body parts. Loss of use may result from the injury or illness itself, or from surgery. Paralysis, amputation and scarring can all lead to loss of use.
Contact The Rhode Lawyer Today
To arrange a free consultation, please call us in Providence at 401-273-3000 or complete our contact form. We represent injured workers and their families throughout Rhode Island. Nosotros hablamos español.