It is free to file a workers' compensation claim, and you should do it as soon as possible after an injury on the job. However, if your company is disputing your claim, you are out of work for a significant period of time, or you think you may not be able to go back to work at all, you may need to hire an attorney. A lawyer may charge fees to pursue your claim, but the amount you can recover can vastly outweigh the amount of these fees.
Costs of Workers' Compensation Claims With an Attorney
Many people who are fighting to get payment for work injuries do not have the money to hire a lawyer. That is why it won’t cost you anything up front to engage our Rhode Island workers’ compensation attorneys. Additionally, it won’t cost anything to learn your legal options, as our initial consultations are free. If we think you can resolve the case on your own, we will tell you so without charging for the information.
While every case is different, the amount you will pay depends on a number of factors such as:
How long it takes to resolve the claim.
Some people will receive their benefits fairly quickly and with little resistance from an employer once they retain an attorney. The more complex the case, the less likely it is that you’ll get a quick resolution.
The amount of benefits you are awarded.
Our contingency fee is taken as a percentage of your total settlement or financial award, plus any expenses we incurred to handle your claim.
The amount of legal expenses.
We advance all of the costs of negotiating a settlement or arguing your case before your state's workers' compensation board, and these are reimbursed only after your case is won.
Have You Been Injured On The Job In Rhode Island?
If you've been hurt at work you need to speak with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Warwick office directly at 401.946.3200 to schedule your free consultation. We help work injury victims in Providence, Warwick and all areas of Rhode Island.