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How Can A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Help You?
If you are an employee who has suffered a work-related injury or illness in Vermont, you may be qualified to file a workers’ compensation claim and recover benefits. You can file your Vermont workers’ compensation claim without legal help or hire an attorney. However, hiring a Vermont workers’ compensation attorney is highly advisable. Hiring… Read More »
Signs You Hired The Wrong Workers’ Compensation Attorney
After suffering a work-related injury or illness, hiring a workers’ compensation attorney is highly advisable. When you hire a worker’s compensation attorney, you can expect to increase your chances of recovering the benefits you deserve. However, only working with the right workers’ compensation lawyer can increase your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve…. Read More »
Reporting Your Work-Related Injury To Your Employer
After suffering a work injury, you may be eligible to recover workers’ compensation benefits. However, you need to take certain steps to increase your chances of recovering the benefits you deserve. The first thing you should do to increase your chances of recovering the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve is to report your injury… Read More »
Signs The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company Is Acting In Bad Faith
After suffering a work-related injury and filing a workers’ compensation claim, you expect that the insurance company will act in good faith. You expect that the insurance company will have your best interests in mind. However, workers’ compensation insurance companies don’t always act in good faith or have injured employees’ best interests in mind…. Read More »
Can You Recover Pain And Suffering Damages In A Workers’ Compensation Claim In Vermont?
A work-related injury can cause a significant amount of pain, both physically and mentally. If you sustained a work injury that left you with debilitating pain that can’t allow you to do what you could before you sustained the injury, you might feel entitled to compensation to cover for that pain and suffering. But… Read More »
Understanding Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits In Vermont’s Workers’ Compensation Cases
Each year, millions of employees suffer workplace injuries and develop workplace illnesses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2021 alone, employers in the private industry reported more than 2.5 million nonfatal workplace injuries and diseases. While many employees who suffer workplace injuries or develop workplace illnesses resume work after some time, some… Read More »
Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Workers injured or sickened on the job have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim and recover benefits. In Vermont, you are not legally obligated to hire an attorney to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, hiring a workers’ compensation attorney is the best way to protect your legal rights and ensure you… Read More »
Getting Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Repetitive Stress Injuries
Often, when people think of work-related injuries, they think of a sudden accident, such as a slip and fall, that results in a life-altering injury. However, many employees suffer life-changing work-related injuries from the cumulative effect of repetitive motions or postures on the job. Repeated stress injuries are estimated to affect more than 1.5… Read More »
Things You Should Not Say To Your Workers’ Compensation Doctor
After suffering a work injury, you should seek medical attention immediately. In Vermont, your boss can tell you which doctor to see for your first visit, but you can pick which doctor to see after the first visit. Seeking medical attention is crucial to getting your work injury treated properly. It’s also a critical… Read More »
What Evidence Can You Use For Your Vermont Workers’ Compensation Claim?
After an employee suffers a work injury in Vermont, the burden of proof lies on them. “Burden of proof” is the standard a party seeking to prove their case must satisfy to have that fact legally established. However, because workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, you do not have to prove that someone is… Read More »