When an injury occurred at work is serious and prevents you from returning earning a wage, it’s best to contact a personal injury lawyer. At Archambault Law, we have experienced defense attorneys in Smithfield and are here to ensure you receive all benefits to which you are entitled a workplace injury.
It’s unfortunate that less honest individuals attempt to take advantage of the system and receive worker’s compensation when their injury was not the result of a job accident. As this does happen, insurance companies and your employer can be hesitant to accept and pay out on a claim. But if you suffered a serious injury that has prevented you from working, and that injury happened in the capacity of performing job functions, you are entitled to compensation to protect your livelihood.
As with many personal injury suits, the insurance company will wish to settle as soon as possible and will wave money in front of the injured party in the hopes that quick cash will be enough to put an end to the claim. However, the insurance company is looking to protect themselves and does not have your best interest in mind. Your settlement should cover the cost of living and medical expenses so you do not have to worry about how you will make ends meet while injured.
If this is not the case, and if the insurance company gave you less than what will allow you to pay your bills and avoid going into medical debt for treatment, it’s best to call a personal injury lawyer. Your employer and their insurance company have a legal team on their side and you should have one too.
An attorney is also helpful in the event that your suit has soured your relationship with your employer; your legal team is vital in working in your defense in the event of retaliation. If your employer has not allowed you to return to a similar position after your injury, if they are squashing your pay and livelihood as revenge, you need a defense attorney to ensure this behavior does not continue without recompense.
Archambault Law’s Rhode Island personal injury attorneys are prepared to argue on your behalf, to ensure you receive the most benefit possible. If you received a settlement that was not adequate or if you seeking help for a claim that your employer and insurance provider denied for worker’s compensation, we’re here to help.