Disability rating.

Once the point of MMI is reached, the doctor will assign you a disability rating based on the specific limitations your condition has caused. If you are completely unable to return to work, you may be considered totally disabled.

Work restrictions.

Your disability rating will likely include a listing of your specific physical limitations when it comes to performing work-related tasks. The work restrictions assigned by the doctor will have a significant impact on how much of your old job you can perform if you return to work. For example, if you previously held a physically demanding job but suffered a back injury, you may only be able to work part time or be forced to transition into a desk job. If your employer does not have a position that can accommodate your work restrictions, you may have to undergo job retraining to enter a new career path.


Once you accept a Rhode Island workers’ compensation settlement, it is unlikely you will be able to collect any future compensation for your workplace injury—even if the condition worsens over time. Our attorneys can determine whether the amount of your workers’ compensation settlement is sufficient and determine if you’re owed additional payment through a third-party claim.


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.
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