While it is true that all workers can suffer an injury, some jobs are more dangerous than others. If you have been injured on the job, it is important to speak with a lawyer about your injury. You may be entitled to workers' compensation as well as additional damages.
At Karns & Kerrison, we represent injured workers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Our attorneys have extensive experience with workers' compensation cases and third-party negligence lawsuits. When we discuss your case, we explain your options and help you pursue the benefits you need to cover your injury and lost wages. We can use our experience as negotiators and trial lawyers to fight the insurance company on your behalf.
Get in touch with us by calling (888) 281-3100 or submit an online contact form for a free consultation with one of our Rhode Island workers’ compensation attorneys.
Common Worker Injuries
Workers who have jobs prone to causing injuries include:
- Nurses and other healthcare workers
- Construction workers
- Office workers
- Longshore and harbor workers
- Maritime workers and seamen
- Factory and warehouse workers
These occupations can cause injuries ranging from repetitive stress injuries to catastrophic or fatal injuries.
Depending on your situation, you may be able to collect workers' compensation benefits for:
- Repetitive stress/repetitive trauma injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder impingement, soft-tissue injuries, and muscle strain
- Serious and catastrophic injuries, including broken bones, amputations, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck and back injuries, burns, toxic exposure, scarring, and loss of use
- Wrongful death of a family member
How We Can Help You after an Injury
Even though your claim may seem straightforward, you may need an attorney's help to get the workers' compensation benefits you are entitled to receive. Employers and their insurance carriers may try to deny your claim or force you to return to work before you are ready. We know how to counteract these tactics and work to ensure our clients receive the benefits and time they need to adequately recover from their injuries.
In addition, we can assess your case to determine whether a negligent third party other than your employer was responsible for your injury. In these cases, we can file a separate personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the third party. Any damages you receive are in addition to your workers' comp benefits. In catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, third-party compensation can be crucial to a family's wellbeing.
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Workers' compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we win compensation for you. With offices in Providence and Middletown, we are prepared to assist clients throughout Rhode Island, as well as injured workers in Massachusetts.
Please call our office at (888) 281-3100 to schedule a free consultation with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys in Rhode Island.
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