Receiving an injury while working for your employer can be devastating. Depending on the severity of the injury you may not be able to perform regular day-to-day activities and may not be able to return to work for a long period of time. During your recovery, it is imperative to have a source of income to help support your family.
At Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum, our Providence-area lawyers help injured workers recover the compensation they need to move forward after a serious work injury. If you have questions after being hurt on the job in Rhode Island, contact our law firm today. You may also call our team at 401-946-3200 to set up a consultation.
Am I Eligible for Workers' Compensation Benefits?
The workers' compensation system in Rhode Island was established to provide workers' with a safety net when they become injured at work. The trade off under the law is that the worker cannot then sue his or her employer after receiving workers' compensation benefits.
Therefore, any employee who is hurt in the scope of employment is entitled to receive benefits under the law.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Having a lawyer by your side when you are injured in the Providence area can be very important. Not only can we ensure that the correct steps are followed so that your initial claim is not denied, but we can help you if you have attempted to file already and had your claim turned down.
Further, you may have claims against third parties outside of the work comp system. If this is true, you may be entitled to a much larger compensation award for the damages you have suffered at work. You can rely on our team to fully investigate your matter and guide you through your options.
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 Cranston 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.