If you are injured at work immediately notify your employer. You may be asked to go to a certain clinic at the request of your employer. You also have the right to go to your own doctor. Tell the doctor exactly how you were injured at work. Employers rarely admit that you were injured at work. Be sure to get a note from the doctor or clinic stating you cannot work or noting your restrictions as a result of your work injury.
Getting hurt on the job can turn your life upside down. You have pain and discomfort from your injury, you need medical assistance and you are stressed because you are out of work and suffering a financial setback due to the work injury. You are dealing with the physical limitations of the work injury. Your family is worried. You may be feeling pressure from your employer. If you have been injured at work and have suffered a temporary or possibly permanent disabling injury you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. As an injured worker you may also be entitled to compensation for permanent scarring, disfigurement, and loss of function. In Massachusetts and Rhode Island there is no “pain and suffering” damages for a workers’ compensation claim.
The hard reality is that the insurance company will do what is best for them and not what is best for you. Ahearn Law will never represent employers or insurance companies – we only have your interest in mind.
Attorney Timothy Ahearn has been serving injured workers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for over 25 years. He will assist you in every step ofthe process. He has a working knowledge of all the Rhode Island and Massachusetts workers’ compensation laws, the insurance companies, the attorneys, as well as the Judges who will hear your case if necessary. Please contact us for a free and confidential consultation.
A number of law firms in MA and RI who do not represent injured workers have come to trust Ahearn Law and refer their work injury cases. They continue to do so year after year because of the successful outcomes their clients have experienced when represented by Ahearn Law for their work injury. Atty. Ahearn and his professional, dedicated, and friendly staff take great pride in the personal service provided to every client.
If you are interested in competent, professional, and aggressive legal representation, please contact us for a free and confidential consultation. We can help you. We have several convenient offices but will also see clients at hospitals and home visits if needed.