Job Accidents, Injuries and Illnesses Demand a Relentless, Knowledgeable Workers' Comp Attorney
You've come to us because you are very likely suffering from a job injury or a longterm work-related illness and need a workers' compensation attorney. Because Rhode Island and Massachusetts jobs range from construction, industrial and harbor work to healthcare, utility and office work, the list of potential workplace accidents that occur is virtually endless. You many have suffered spinal cord injuries when you fell off scaffolding or electrocution injuries while replacing old wiring. If you've been doing the same job for years, you could have a longterm occupational disease, such as lung damage due to toxic exposure or repetitive stress injuries from lifting patients at a hospital every day.
Whether you are too intimidated by the complex Workers' Compensation process to fill out the forms or your job injury claim was denied and you're trying to figure out the Workers' Comp appeals process, we can help. We know you're in pain and that you are worried about being unable to work and make ends meet. Let The Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl put our 35 years of experience as Work Comp lawyers to work for you.
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No matter what you do for a living, you can be hurt at work. If you get into a work-related car accident during a business trip or if a third party unrelated to your job caused your work injury, Workers' Comp can cover your medical expenses and lost wages. If you're an injured longshoreman or harbor worker who was hurt in a maritime accident or dock injury, we can file a Defense Base Act claim for you. Clients come to us with every type of workplace injury case, including:
Getting the workers' compensation benefits you deserve can be complicated. Our attorneys can help you navigate the process each step of the way. We can help you fill out the correct forms and meet all deadlines for filing. We can negotiate with insurance companies. If your claim for benefits is denied, you can expect aggressive representation at every hearing. We know how to build a strong case that shows you were hurt in a workplace accident and deserve benefits.
We Care About Our Clients and Will Tenaciously Pursue the Work Comp Settlement You Deserve
Many work injuries develop slowly due to continuous motions, such as typing or lifting, but overt time cause debilitating pain. Musculoskeletal disorders comprise 30 percent of on-the-job injuries, which typically affect ligaments, muscles, tendons and spinal discs. These job injuries are most common in transportation, manufacturing and nursing and injured workers can end up with everything from wrist braces and bed-rest to lost wages and long-term disability. Sadly, workplace wrongful death is all-too common in southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well. Workers are killed on the job while driving for work, after falling from heights or suffering workplace heart attacks. Construction site fatalities, which comprise over 50 percent of job deaths, are particularly deadly.
If you are suffering from an injury or illness due to work or lost a loved one in a job-related death, call the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl at (508)677-4900 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Every conversation is completely confidential and we help injured workers from Fall River, Foxborough, Newport and Tiverton to Little Compton, Providence to Middleboro and Boston.