Re: I Don't Trust This Part
No, that would be impossible.
I'm wondering if there is any way my Attorney could "take me for my money" by not telling me the right amount of how much I am getting.
All settlements and attorney fees are approved by the court, you will receive a copy of the judgment.
You can't, scarring settlements are determined by the Workers' Compensation Commission, there is no set figure.
Also, wondering how I could find out for myself how much I am owed by any other means other than my attorney
They base the judgment on the degree and location of the scars and the effect it will have on your future earning capacity.
No one will know the exact figure until the Commission makes the ruling.
Rhode Island law covers disfigurement that is "Permanent bodily". Benefits are proper and equitable compensation determined by the Workers' Compensation Commission, for a maximum period of 500 weeks.
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