Common Types Of Workplace Injuries And Illnesses
Many types of work injuries and illnesses are covered by Rhode Island workers’ compensation. However, employers and insurance companies may try to deny benefits, and errors in the filing process can also lead to lost benefits. To make sure you get all the benefits you deserve, put The Rhode Lawyer on your side today. At the Law Offices of Lawrence J. Signore, we represent injured workers and their families throughout Rhode Island.
For a free consultation, please call us in Providence at 401-273-3000 or complete our contact form. If your injury or illness prevents you from coming to us, attorney Lawrence J. Signore — The Rhode Lawyer — can meet you in a location that is convenient for you.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries include back injuries, neck injuries and repetitive stress injuries to shoulders, elbows, wrists and knees. A soft tissue injury could affect every aspect of your daily life, and workers’ compensation benefits are available for soft tissue injuries. These types of injuries happen to workers in every industry — from nurses and safety officers to warehouse workers and construction workers. Common types of soft tissue injuries include strains, sprains and tendonitis.
Examples of internal injuries include internal bleeding and broken bones. These types of injuries should be treated immediately by a medical professional. Left untreated, organ damage and internal bleeding can be fatal. Likewise, a broken bone may need to be reset or could require surgery soon after the accident in order for the fracture to heal properly. Rhode Island workers’ comp benefits are available for internal injuries.
Scarring And Disfigurement
Injuries that result in scarring and disfigurement, along with surgeries that result in scarring and disfigurement, are covered by Rhode Island workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, employers and their insurance providers may try to deny benefits that are meant to cover treatment for scarring and disfigurement. Don’t let the insurance company deny the benefits you need. Put the Law Offices of Lawrence J. Signore on your side today.
Injuries Resulting In Loss Of Use
Rhode Island workers’ compensation provides benefits when an injury results in loss of use of certain body parts. In such cases, the injury may involve scarring, paralysis or amputation. Even when the situation is obviously severe, the insurance company may try to deny or delay benefits. We can help you get the benefits and medical care you need.
Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are serious head injuries that should be immediately treated and continually monitored. TBIs may also require long-term care and rehabilitation. When a work accident results in a head injury, it is important to report the injury to the employer and put a workers’ comp attorney on your side as soon as possible.
Respiratory Illness And Chemical Exposure
Work-related illnesses can have long-term effects on individuals and families. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a respiratory disease or other illness resulting from exposure to dangerous chemicals, do not hesitate to contact us in Providence. The medical evidence in these cases is complex, and the sooner we can get involved, the sooner we can start helping you get all the benefits you need to move forward.
Contact The Rhode Lawyer Today
We understand that a serious injury may prevent you from visiting an attorney’s office. That is why The Rhode Lawyer comes to you! We always treat our clients like family, and we are here to help. To arrange a free consultation, please call us in Providence at 401-273-3000 or complete our contact form. We advise and represent clients throughout Rhode Island. Nosotros hablamos español.