My Employer Has Denied My Claim, What Do I Do?

If you have not received any notice from the insurer within 21 days from the date you notified the employer of the injury, you may file a petition for weekly benefits at the Workers` Compensation Court. The insurer is not obligated to file anything or to do anything to let the employee know if the claim is contested. For help with a denied or contested claim, you can contact the Workers` Compensation Unit at the address and number below.

R.I. Department of Labor & Training`s Workers` Compensation Unit
P.O. Box 20190
Cranston, RI 02920­0942
Phone ­ (401) 462­8100

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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