Protecting Your Right To Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Whenever you’re injured on the job, you’re entitled to payments for your time off work, medical treatment and, if necessary, vocational rehabilitation services. The whole point of the workers’ comp system is to streamline your access to the benefits you and your family require without the need to establish negligence liability against your employer or anyone else.
It’s not always as simple as it sounds. Contact a dependable workers’ compensation lawyer at Revens, Revens, St. Pierre & Wyllie, P.C., if you have questions about your right to recover benefits for a workplace injury. Partner Michael A. St. Pierre has practiced workers’ compensation law for over 30 years and has been named the top workers’ compensation lawyer in Rhode Island for the last decade.
Workers’ Compensation Is Not Always Simple
At Revens, Revens, St. Pierre & Wyllie, P.C., our workplace injury lawyers provide one-stop service for the full range of injuries on the job. We represent clients on neck and back injury claims, occupational disease exposure, and even repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel or rotator cuff injuries.
There are many reasons why an employer or its workers’ compensation insurer might contest your claim. They might argue that your injury was not suffered at work. You might be accused of exaggerating symptoms. And it’s often tempting for an employer to suspend or terminate your benefits before you’re ready to return to work.
Comprehensive Client Service For Work Accident Claims
Because we’re experienced personal injury lawyers, as well as workers’ compensation attorneys, we can also help identify situations where you might qualify for personal injury damages against a third party, as well as workers’ compensation through your job.
A classic example is a truck accident involving injury to a commercial driver. A personal injury claim can proceed against the other driver while your workers’ comp claim is filed and even being paid. We can also handle contested workers’ comp claims in Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court while asserting your personal injury claims against other defendants in superior court.
Know Your Rights As An Injured Worker
Whether your workplace injury involves a traumatic injury due to accident or a chronic condition due to daily stress and strain, our lawyers can advise you. Contact a workers’ compensation attorney at Revens, Revens, St. Pierre & Wyllie, P.C., for a free consultation about your potential claims. Call 401-329-0693 today.