Rhode Island Injury Attorney Helping Clients with Workers' Compensation
The Pawtucket law office of Raymond A. Pacia represents victims of workplace injuries in Rhode Island. We handle personal injury claims involving unsafe work environments, defective jobsite equipment, and accidents caused by third parties. We can also refer clients to experienced workers' compensation lawyers to help file claims against employers.
Filing for Workers' Compensation in Pawtucket
Many different types of accidents, injuries and illnesses may fall under the umbrella of workplace injuries, including but not limited to:
- Falls from heights
- Muscle strains from lifting heavy objects
- Hearing loss from loud noises in industrial environments
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Respiratory problems from exposure to dangerous chemicals
The RI Department of Labor and Training administers Rhode Island's workers' compensation laws and regulates employers and insurance carriers to ensure that workers injured on the job receive appropriate benefits and employment assistance to return to work and regain economic self-sufficiency. Despite the protections put in place for employees, many injured workers may still find it difficult to easily and quickly obtain the benefits that they are entitled under the law. An employer's workers' compensation insurance should cover:
- Medical expenses
- Temporary payment benefits
- Permanent disability benefits
Attorney Ray Pacia has been practicing injury law in Rhode Island for more than three decades, and can refer clients to experienced workers' compensation lawyers in the area.
Third Party Liability
After a worker sustains an on-the-job injury, filing a workers' compensation claim is one way to receive compensation for damages resulting from the injury. In certain situations, however, the laws of personal injury may allow for additional recovery for an accident victim. For example, if a truck driver is rear-ended on the road, the motorist responsible for the car accident may still be held liable for any injuries the truck driver sustains.
In other cases, the circumstances surrounding an injury may warrant a premises liability claim against a general contractor or subcontractor if the contractor failed to maintain a reasonably safe work environment; failed to warn of hazards inherent to the worksite or a required task; or failed to supervise compliance with safety inspections. You may also have a third party liability claim if you are injured while visiting someone else's workplace while on the job.
Our firm has significant experience investigating workplace injuries, identifying all liable parties so that our clients receive maximum compensation for their damages.
Contact Us if You Have Suffered a Workplace Injury in Rhode Island
If you or a loved one has sustained a workplace injury, contact the law office of Ray Pacia to ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation available to you and your family. We offer free initial consultations, and handle claims on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no legal fees until we successfully resolve your case.