When you are injured at work, everything changes. Your
paycheck may be in jeopardy. Your boss may treat you like an
enemy and your employer may not let you visit the doctor you
At the Law Firm of Joyce A. Faraone, we understand these challenges and will help you navigate through the maze of workers' compensation rules and requirements. Our law firm was built on a commitment to client service. Our primary goal is to provide our clients with the best possible legal representation for their workers' compensation and personal injury matters.
We listen to our clients' needs and concerns and we work diligently to resolve their legal matters in a courteous and professional manner.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys have many years of experience representing employees who have been injured on the job. We help workers establish their claims for lost wages and medical treatment expenses.
If you are injured at work, the first obligation of your employer and the insurance company is to provide you with medical treatment. You should never have to pay a bill for this medical treatment.
You are entitled to all medical treatment that is "reasonable and necessary" to cure or relieve you from the effects of your job-related injury. Joyce Faraone is prepared to fight for you to receive the proper medical care.
Temporary Disability: If your injury causes you to be out of work, you are typically entitled to receive a wage-loss benefit called "temporary disability" while you recover from your injuries. This is paid at two-thirds of your average weekly wage. The temporary disability payment is tax-free. Payments are not made for the first seven days that you are disabled unless you are hospitalized or unless you are unable to work for more than 14 days. Once your physician releases you to return to work or declares your condition to be stable, the temporary disability benefit ends.
Training Benefits: You may also be entitled to additional benefits, such as vocational and retraining benefits. These benefits may cover school, counselors and supplies in the event you need to seek another line of work due to your work-related injury.
Permanent Disability: You may also be eligible for permanent disability benefits if the injury results in a permanent loss of use of a part of your body.
Please contact the Law Offices of Joyce A. Faraone to learn more about how we can help when you have been injured at work.
For more information regarding workers compensation in Rhode Island visit the Rhode Island Workers Compensation Organization site.
Verdicts & Settlements
$5 Million dollar settlement for wrongful death of 8 month old infant and injuries to mother from crash with a school bus and tractor trailer truck stopped in the break down lane.
$750,000.00 settlement for inadvertent movement of vehicle. Car jumped from park into reverse injuring Plaintiff while getting out of the car. It was determined that the transmission was defective and Ford Motor Company knew of it for years.
$500,000.00 settlement in a workers compensation claim for a career ending low back injury
$475,000 settlement for amputation of finger from table saw accident. Saw was not properly guarded as Plaintiff attempted to move saw from a friends shed.
$350,000 settlement in a workers compensation claim for a career ending back injury.
$56,274 Verdict for inmate injured during workout in prison. State of Rhode Island, ACI admitted the workout equipment had never been inspected or maintained. Plaintiff sustained a laceration over his eye requiring multiple sutures from equipment failure.