What You Should Know About Workers' Compensation

If you have been injured at work, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. However, your employer's workers' compensation insurance provider typically will not be looking out for your best interests. It will work to minimize your benefits, reducing its financial responsibility and your employer's liability for the accident. It will even send you paperword and pay benefits while denying any liability at all for your injuries. This is unacceptable. You deserve a devoted advocate and workers' comp lawyer who will protect your rights.

Steven Hirsch has been representing the rights of injured workers in Rhode Island since 1978. Our Warwick law firm will guide you through the process of securing the benefits you deserve whether you are temporary or permanently disabled from injury. We will verify that the insurer pays you the correct amount based upon your wages and your dependents.

We will help you file for a pre-trial to obtain benefits as quick as possible, and to establish that the employer is legally responsible for the effects of your injury. We understand your bills need to be paid. Steve holds insurance companies accountable so you can focus on the medical care and rehabilitation assistance you need to recover.

Contact the Law Office of Steven J. Hirsch, Esq., today at 401-287-2079 to schedule a consultation with Warwick workers' compensation attorney Steven Hirsch. He is your adviser, counselor and advocate.

"A work injury is a shock and surprise. You expected to continue to work and support your family. Work with us, as we have over 35 years experience with injured employees. We work to help you avoid losing the benefits you are entitled to under the law. Don't jeopardize your condition by being unrepresented or working with the wrong lawyer." - Attorney Hirsch

Rhode Island Work Injury Attorney

Every employer in Rhode Island is required to carry workers' compensation insurance, but how the insurance is administered is not your employer's responsibility. It is important to realize that unless your employer is self-insured, benefits do not come from your employer. The insurance company pays your benefits.

Initially, the insurance adjuster determines how quickly you get paid. The adjuster also determines how quickly he or she will authorize you to see a doctor of your choosing. If you have been hurt on the job, you need an experienced advocate to help ensure you receive your full rights to benefits.

You have the right to receive three types of compensation, including:

  1. Weekly payments to replace lost wages
  2. Paid medical care for treatment related to the injury
  3. Specific benefits for scarring, disfigurement or loss of limb use

Our law firm can also help you get the assistance you need to either get back to work in the same position, retrain for a different position or live with financial stability if your injury has caused permanent disability.

Some seriously injured workers become unemployable after injury. The transition to total disability from partial disability benefits is difficult without legal representation. We evaluate and help our clients who qualify for total disability under the odd-lot doctrine obtain compensation to cover a total loss of earning capacity.

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We return phone calls and emails promptly and respect your time. Contact us by email or by phone at 401-287-2079.

Steve will discuss all your options and benefits under workers' comp law. We do not charge fees to injured employees until final settlement or if there is an appeal after trial. Our fees are paid by the insurance company, determined by state law and approved by the judge.