Disfigurement & Loss of Use

Helping Victims of Catastrophic Injuries in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Any permanent injury is devastating to a person's work and personal life. If you suffered a permanent injury in a work accident or because of an occupational disease, you may be entitled to additional compensation for scarring and loss of use. You may, however, need the assistance of an experienced Providence workers' compensation attorney to obtain fair compensation for your loss.

Workers' compensation benefits include additional compensation for permanent disfigurement or a specific loss. At Karns & Kerrison, we understand how these types of injuries will affect your life. We also know that your well-being and the well-being of your family depend on you receiving sufficient compensation.

Our attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive. As successful trial attorneys, we have the experience and reputation to battle your employer and its insurance company for you. Please speak with us today about your Rhode Island or Massachusetts workers' compensation case. We have two convenient office locations in Providence and Middletown.

What Is Loss of Use & Disfigurement?

Loss of use may include the amputation of a body part or the loss of ability to use a body part due to injury or illness. This may include partial or total vision or hearing impairment and injuries to or loss of:

  • Fingers, hands, and arms
  • Toes, feet, and legs
  • Joints
  • Back, neck, and spine
  • Internal organs

The amount of compensation you will receive for these types of injuries and losses depends on the body part and details of the injury. Very specific calculations are used to determine how much compensation you will receive.

Workers who suffer permanent disfigurements such as scarring or a limp may receive compensation equal to a portion of their average weekly wage for up to 500 weeks in Rhode Island and not to exceed $15,000 in Massachusetts. This is typically made as a one-time payment. These cases can be highly subjective so it is best to discuss your injury with a lawyer. If the doctor or insurance company undervalues your loss, we can fight to get the compensation you deserve.

More Than 85 Years of Collective Experience Working for You

Workers' compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we win compensation for you.

Please call our office in Providence at (401) 841-5300 to schedule a free consultation. If you prefer, you can contact us online. We also have offices conveniently located in Middletown.

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Karns & Kerrison is committed to answering your questions about Personal Injury law issues in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.