Newport Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury, contact the experienced and compassionate Newport workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. today to learn more about your rights and to what types of compensation you may be entitled. Suffering a workplace injury can leave the worker and their family struggling to deal with short- and long-term consequences. Victims of workplace injuries can suffer a variety of injuries, including cancer, concussions, contusions, broken bones, muscle strain, and paralysis.
Individuals who suffer from workplace injuries may or may not be able to return to work, depending on the severity of their injury. No matter how long a victim is out of work, lost income and medical expenses can leave individuals and families struggling financially. If you were injured or became ill at work, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical treatment and lost income. To discuss the facts surrounding your case, contact the knowledgeable and understanding Newport workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. today by calling (401) 367-4655.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Understanding workers’ compensation law and the legal process for filing a claim can be complex, but knowing how to properly handle a workers’ compensation claim is essential to getting a positive outcome. A misstep in the process for filing a workers’ compensation claim can mean a delay in getting your compensation, or it can mean getting a claim denied. To further complicate matters, whether a victim needs to file for permanent or temporary assistance can change the process and may affect other things, such as social security. An attorney can help because they know the law and legal process, and can spot other issues you may not even be aware.
Additionally, dealing with insurance companies and representatives can be frustrating. An insurance company may be slow in paying out claims or try to tell you that your claim is not covered. An attorney can help ensure that your rights are preserved, and that you are not denied coverage when you have a legitimate claim.
Workers’ compensation claims can be further complicated depending on how severe the injury is and whether the victim has the potential to return to work. There are many factors that can contribute to whether the victim of a workplace accident receives compensation for their injuries and lost wages, and an attorney can help identify those issues and resolve them.
Why Choose Us?
At the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd., we have been representing clients in Newport for over four decades. We pride ourselves on treating clients with respect and compassion. We realize that each individual’s circumstances and needs are different. As such, we strive to give each client the individualized attention and representation they deserve, and fight to ensure their rights are protected.
Over the years, we have collected hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, and you can trust that we won’t stop fighting until we get you the compensation to which you may be entitled. We understand that when clients come to us, they have already experienced some kind of trauma and are in need of assistance. Therefore, we do not collect our attorney’s fees until you get the compensation you deserve.
Cases We Handle
If you were injured while at work performing a job-related function, you should be entitled to compensation for your injury through a worker’s compensation claim. At the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd., we have experience filing various workers’ compensation claims, including:
- Permanent disability
- Temporary or partial disability
In 2016, there were roughly 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries, with 892,300 cases severe enough for people to miss days at work. Additionally, there were 5,190 workplace fatalities in 2016, a seven percent increase from the previous year.
While many people may think that only those who engage in physically demanding work may suffer from workplace injuries, individuals who work in all sorts of environments and have varying physical work demands are susceptible to suffer from a workplace injury. Some common workplace injuries can include, but are not limited to:
- Head, neck and spine injuries
- Brain trauma
- Broken bones
- Torn ligaments
- Muscle strains and tears
- Lung disease
While workplace injuries can occur under a variety of circumstances, some common situations resulting in a workplace injury include:
- Slip and falls
- Objects falling from overhead
- Prolonged periods of sitting
- Vehicle accidents and collisions
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals
- Repetitive movements
While these are some common occurrences that can lead to a workplace injury, there are also other circumstances under which a workplace injury can happen.
Who May Be Held Liable?
The party responsible for compensating you for your workplace injury can vary. Some business are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and others may choose to purchase it out of their own concern. If your employer has a worker’s compensation insurance policy, then that insurance policy may cover your claim.
If your employer carries worker’s compensation insurance, you may be prevented from suing them. However, in certain cases where your employer’s gross negligence or misconduct led to your injury, you may want to. You can talk to one of our lawyers to find out whether there is anything you can do to bring your employer to justice in this case.
On the other hand, if your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, you may still be eligible for some compensation for your injuries and the resulting consequences from other sources. To learn more about how you may be compensated for your workplace injury, contact the knowledgeable attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd.
Understanding the law around worker’s compensation can be complicated. During a time when you should be focused on healing, you do not need to be worrying about the legalities of collecting compensation for your injuries. That is why the compassionate and experienced Newport attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. are here to help ensure that your rights are protected and you get the compensation you are owed. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us today at (401) 367-4655.