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Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury attorneys serving Rhode Island & Massachusetts

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Workplace Lifting Injuries are Covered by Work Compensation

Many jobs involve regular lifting, which can lead to an accident that leaves a worker injured. Workers who are hurt on the job are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. But the claims process can be difficult to navigate. That's why so many injured workers turn to the workers' compensation attorneys at The Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl.

Each year, over one million workplace back injuries occur and most are caused by lifting heavy objects. For many workers, heavy lifting at work is a constant source of back injury, neck pain, arm sprains and shoulder problems. This is especially true for construction workers, longshoremen, dock workers, harbor workers and healthcare industry employees. Likewise, truckers, factory inventory workers and delivery drivers hurt their backs frequently when lifting heavy loads and moving cargo. There are many circumstances that lead to workplace lifting injuries and all of them qualify for Workers' Compensation benefits:

  • lifting patients off of gurneys and beds
  • pushing heavy patients in wheelchairs
  • helping large patients walk
  • unloading and loading commercial trucks
  • moving and stocking inventory
  • operating heavy equipment
  • handling forklift loads
  • filling delivery vans with boxes
  • sorting moving company cargo
  • carrying weighty garbage cans

These injuries can leave workers in need of medical treatment and unable to perform the responsibilities of their job. Their medical expenses can rise quickly, just as their income goes down because they can't work. And the usual bills don't stop coming in. Many families find it hard to make ends meet during this difficult time.

The workers' compensation system was designed to help injured workers pay for medical expenses and provide them with partial wages so they can get by. It should be simple. A worker suffers a lifting injury on the job and files a claim for workers' compensation benefits. The cost of medical treatment is covered and workers receives partial wages. But the process is often anything but simple.

Employers may question whether a lifting injury was job-related. Insurance companies may dispute the extent of your injury and insist that you see a doctor that they choose. They may deny a claim for benefits, or insist that you are ready to return to work - even though you are still in pain and have not fully recovered from your injury.

Call a Reliable, Tough RI/MA Workers' Compensation Lawyer For Heavy Lifting Work Injuries

The determined attorneys at the Providence, Fall River and Foxborough Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl know how debilitating a lifting injury accident can be and we aggressively negotiate with Work Comp insurance adjusters on our clients' behalf. We have over 35 years of successfully handling job injury claims, including dealing with the Workers Comp appeals process after a claim is denied. Call us today at (508)677-4900 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Every discussion is confidential and there is no obligation. Serving Providence, RI, Fall River, MA, Foxborough, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little Compton, Newport, New Bedford and Boston.

Locations

Fall River

191 Bedford St #301 Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: 508-677-4900

Foxborough

16 Chestnut St #130B Foxborough, MA 02035
Phone: 508-717-3596

Providence

127 Dorrance St #400A Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-307-4502

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