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8 04, 2020

COVID-19 Virus and The Workers’ Comp Court

2020-09-14T19:01:47+00:00

The Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court (WCC) is OPEN for business. Yes, this is true. While you may have heard that the Rhode Island Courts are closed but for Emergency Matters, this is not the case for the Workers' Comp Court. The WCC is hearing Petitions, or cases, telephonically or by video. If you have [...]

COVID-19 Virus and The Workers’ Comp Court2020-09-14T19:01:47+00:00
20 12, 2019

What is Negligence in a Workers Compensation Setting?

2020-09-16T14:50:18+00:00

Negligence is defined as a failure to take proper care in doing something. Workplace injuries are often the result of negligence on either the employer, employee, or others on the job site. An employee injured on the job is usually entitled to workers' compensation regardless of who is at fault. When an employee or employer [...]

What is Negligence in a Workers Compensation Setting?2020-09-16T14:50:18+00:00
27 09, 2019

The Coming and Going Rule, What You Need to Know

2020-09-16T14:51:25+00:00

Have you been hurt while coming into work or on your way out the door? This is a typical time for injuries to occur. Despite what the insurance company may tell you, your injury is most probably covered as a work-related injury. Work-related injuries include injuries that involve the coming and goings of work. The [...]

The Coming and Going Rule, What You Need to Know2020-09-16T14:51:25+00:00
3 07, 2019

Guide to Calculating Your Weekly Workers Comp Benefits

2020-09-16T13:28:47+00:00

Have you sustained a work-related injury in Rhode Island? If so, you are eligible for Workers' Compensation. Workers' Compensation may cover any disability payments, rehabilitation, and costly medical bills or treatments. Knowing how to calculate how much you will receive will help you budget while you are out of work. This guide will help you [...]

Guide to Calculating Your Weekly Workers Comp Benefits2020-09-16T13:28:47+00:00
15 05, 2019

Injured on the Job? Here’s What You Need to Do Right Away!

2020-09-14T19:31:19+00:00

If you are injured on the job, the first thing you must do is to inform your employer right away.  If you are questioning the severity of your injury, you still need to tell your supervisor immediately.  Many injuries worsen as time goes on.  Do not try the "wait and see" method as it may [...]

Injured on the Job? Here’s What You Need to Do Right Away!2020-09-14T19:31:19+00:00
12 03, 2019

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Injuries During a Break?

2020-09-14T19:48:23+00:00

Have you been injured while on a break period from the working day? Certain breaks such as lunch and coffee break are deemed part of the daily goings and comings of the work routine. If there is a connection between the injury and the place of employment, then compensation may be available. These factors will [...]

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Injuries During a Break?2020-09-14T19:48:23+00:00
13 08, 2018

Workers Comp Attorney Fees…What You Need To Know!

2020-09-16T13:58:53+00:00

One of the biggest concerns most clients have about hiring a workers' compensation lawyer is affording the attorney fees. Clients are obviously worried how they are going to pay an attorney when they are out of work either collecting or not collecting benefits. In Rhode Island, a reputable attorney will not charge the injured worker [...]

Workers Comp Attorney Fees…What You Need To Know!2020-09-16T13:58:53+00:00
17 05, 2018

Are You Entitled to a Loss Use Settlement?

2020-09-16T14:54:58+00:00

There are various other areas in which an injured or disabled worker may be compensated in a worker’s compensation case. In addition to a weekly check that an injured employee can receive while they are out of work, some may be entitled to one-time cash payments as well. An example of this would be a [...]

Are You Entitled to a Loss Use Settlement?2020-09-16T14:54:58+00:00
28 03, 2018

Are You Being Appropriately Compensated For Scarring or Disfigurement?

2020-09-16T14:12:01+00:00

Being injured on the job is a traumatic and painful experience. Living with scarring and disfigurement from that injury can alter your life permanently. Rhode Island Gen. Laws 28-33-19 provides that should an injured employee have a scar or form of disfigurement they are entitled to compensation. It is imperative that you hire a trusted [...]

Are You Being Appropriately Compensated For Scarring or Disfigurement?2020-09-16T14:12:01+00:00
6 03, 2018

The Keys to a Successful Workers Compensation Settlement

2020-09-16T14:13:10+00:00

Let’s talk settlements! When it comes to Workers Compensation settlements, having an experienced workers compensation lawyer is essential. In 2017, Tom Ford Law was involved in one of the largest settlements in the history of Rhode Island’s Workers Compensation Court for $1.75 million. Settlements come in two different types. The $1.75 million settlement was what [...]

The Keys to a Successful Workers Compensation Settlement2020-09-16T14:13:10+00:00