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  • American Association for Justice
    As members of the AAJ, we are committed to promoting a fair, effective justice system that allows for victims of misconduct or negligence to obtain the justice they deserve.
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice
    Members of the Rhode Island Association for Justice follow the organization’s mission: Working together to ensure equality.
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
    The Rhode Island Bar Association has been working to uphold and protect federal and state laws since 1898, with an emphasis on maintaining a democratic government and honoring the justice system.
  • DC Bar
    Membership with the DC Bar provides us with access to legal research materials, professional service providers, and more that can be used for the benefit of our clients.
  • Super Lawyers
    Only 2.5% of attorneys in a given state are selected for inclusion on the Rising Stars® list. Members must be aged 40 or younger, or be in practice for 10 years or less.
  • Distinguished Martindale Hubbell
    Distinguished® attorneys are peer-review rated and selected based on their honorable professional achievements.
  • Brain Injury Association
    Our work with the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island is designed to provide information and services to survivors.
  • Brain Association of America
    As members of the Brain Injury Association of America, we are the voice of awareness, and we are here to help survivors.
  • Expertise Best Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Southern New England Brain Injury Law Center
    Southern New England Brain Injury Law Center
    This is a society of multidisciplinary brain injury professionals who come together to discuss issues concerning brain injury and bring the science behind brain injuries into practice.
  • Melvin M Belli
    Lawyers are initiated into the Melvin M. Belli society by invitation-only and are considered to be distinguished trial lawyers.

Disfigurement & Loss of Use

Helping Victims of Catastrophic Injuries in Rhode Island

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 (888) 281-3100 to schedule a free consultation. If you prefer, you can contact us online. We also have offices conveniently located in Middletown.

  • Car Accident Traumatic Brain Injury
    I would definitely recommend Karns & Kerrison to anyone who asked - they come through for you.

    - Patricia Feeley

  • Slipped on Greasy Floor
    I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Karns & Kerrison.

    - Mike Carey

  • Rear End Collision
    Nothing but positive results from consultation, to filing the legal suit, handling of a major operation, to recovery and finalizing a generous settlement.

    - Larry Goldfarb

  • Horrible Car Accident
    They not only got me a fair settlement, they helped to get me well.

    - Nancy

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - Braga Bridge
    It was comforting to know I had someone watching out for me.

    - Jeanie Small

  • Pedestrian hit by Car
    I did not know where to turn when I realized I needed legal help but I am very happy that I found Karns & Kerrison.

    - Martin

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If you or your loved one suffered severe, life-altering injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help you fight for justice. For answers to your questions or to schedule a free consultation, contact our personal injury team at (888) 281-3100. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay attorneys’ fees after we have recovered compensation on your behalf.

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