The attorney will educate you in your rights and will guide you through the Workers’ Compensation claim process. An attorney will work to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of monies and benefits that your injury or illness entitles you to.
Rhode Island state law requires all employers with one or more employees, to carry Worker’s Compensation insurance. There are some exceptions: sole proprietors, partners, certain real estate, agricultural and domestic services’ employees are not covered. Different workers’ compensation programs serve federal employees, Police and Fire. You can check your employers status here https://www.ewccv.com/cvs/
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Worker’s Compensation is a Rhode Island state mandated insurance program, funded by employers, to provide compensation (money and medical benefits) to employees that are injured as the result of an accident or occupational disease while performing their work duties. Read more…
The injured employee and employer are not required to attend the Workers’ Compensation Initial Hearing if you have a lawyer. Its purpose is to permit the attorneys to notify the judge of what witnesses and any specific evidence that will be presented at trial.
You have two (2) years from the date of an injury to file a claim. There are exceptions, but they are rare.
This is an informal hearing, typically, scheduled 21 days after filing the petition.
A filing with the Workers’ Compensation court to request a modification to the Memorandum of Agreement
This is a medical examination requested by the insurance company. Attendance is mandatory.
The average weekly wage (AWW) is calculated based on the 13 weeks wages prior to the week of injury. Add up the 13 weeks of wages and divide by 13 to calculate your AWW. (If applicable, overtime and bonuses are included) For part-time workers, the same methodology applies but uses 26 weeks.
This is a document where the insurance company agrees to pay benefits temporarily. This is not an acceptance of liability of responsibility.
Rhode Island State law mandates that the employers insurance company pay the employee’s attorney fees for representing the employee in court.
Check your employers status here https://www.ewccv.com/cvs/
To begin the Workers’ Compensation process you must first report your injury or illness to your employer after which your employer must file a claim with the employers Worker’s Compensation insurance carrier. Read more…
Rhode Island employers are required by law to provide you with a safe working environment, if you feel that your place of work is unsafe you should notify OSHA ( Occupational, Safety and Health Administration):
Federal Office Building
380 Westminster Mall, Room 543
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Tel: (401) 528-4669
Fax: (401) 528-4663
Whether the result of the original injury or a subsequent surgery, you are entitled to additional monies for your scarring.
In addition to compensation for weekly wage, additional compensation is paid for loss of use of a body part due to the injury itself or the result of a subsequent surgery.
No, you cannot collect benefits from both programs at the same time. However, you can collect T.D.I. when workers’ compensation is pending.