Work-Related Scarring, Disfigurement And Loss Of Use Injuries
When a worker has been injured on the job, his or her first thoughts often turn to the permanent effects that the injury will have on his or her life. This is only natural; scarring, disfigurement and the loss of mobility can have serious physical and emotional impacts.
Those who suffer permanent injuries have a right to be compensated for the loss. If you have been hurt on the job and must now cope with permanent disfigurement, contact a Woonsocket attorney with experience in work-related scar injuries.
I am attorney David D. Bagus, and I have been helping Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents seek compensation for their work injuries for more than 18 years. When you contact my law firm, I will meet with you one-on-one to help you seek the appropriate compensation.
Disfigurement And Loss Of Use
Scarring and disfigurement benefits allow you to recover extra compensation for permanent scars, burns and other disfiguring marks. They also compensate workers who have lost mobility as a result of their injuries. If you walk with a limp after your injury or you need to use a cane or wheelchair, you are entitled to receive disfigurement benefits.
Loss of use benefits can help you recover compensation for the permanent loss of function in one of your extremities. After an injury, for example, you may no longer be able to fully lift your arms or bend your fingers, even after you have reached the point of maximum medical improvement. Loss of use can also apply to eyesight or hearing; if either of these senses is diminished by an injury, you may be entitled to benefits.
Loss of use benefits rely on a doctor’s opinion of your condition. Not all doctors are willing or qualified to make this sort of medical opinion; as your workers’ compensation lawyer, I can help you find a qualified doctor who can respond to your need for a loss of use determination.
Contact A Woonsocket Workers’ Compensation Attorney
To schedule an appointment with me, David D. Bagus, Attorney at Law, please fill out my online form or call 401-216-9052. I offer free consultations to all potential clients. I can also arrange to meet with you in your home or hospital room.