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Crucial Things You Should Tell Your Workers’ Compensation Attorney

By Sluka Law |

After suffering a work-related injury, you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim and recover benefits. Before filing your claim, it is best that you retain an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. A skilled attorney can increase your chances of recovering the benefits you are entitled to. However, for your attorney to be… Read More »

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How Much Can You Get for a Workers’ Compensation Claim in 2024?

By Sluka Law |

Workers’ compensation in Vermont is an insurance program that provides benefits to employees who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses. This insurance program covers both full-time and part-time employees. In Vermont, workers’ compensation benefits typically include medical expenses, wage replacement benefits, compensation for disabilities, and vocational rehabilitation benefits. If you recently suffered a job-related injury… Read More »

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Common Workplace Hazards Baggage Handlers Face

By Sluka Law |

Baggage handlers play a crucial role at airports and other transportation terminals. Their main duties include loading and offloading luggage onto aircraft or other modes of transportation, sorting baggage, and transporting baggage to storage areas. Like other workers, baggage handlers face numerous hazards when on the job. It is vital for both employers and… Read More »

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6 Workplace Safety Tips for Employees for 2024

By Sluka Law |

Employers aren’t the only ones who need to be concerned about workplace safety. Even employees should be concerned about workplace safety. While employers are required to provide a safe working environment, employees also have a role to play. When both employers and employees are dedicated to ensuring a safe working environment, it can lead… Read More »

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A Guide for Navigating Vermont’s Workers’ Compensation System (For 2024)

By Sluka Law |

In Vermont, the workers’ compensation system is designed to provide a safety net for employees who suffer work-related injuries and illnesses. The Vermont workers’ compensation system is in place to ensure injured employees recover the benefits they deserve. Understanding Vermont’s workers’ compensation system is vital for employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. When… Read More »

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Challenges You Might Encounter During a Vermont Workers’ Compensation Claim and How To Overcome Them

By Sluka Law |

Work-related injuries happen all the time – from minor cuts to amputations. Some work injuries even result in death. After suffering a work-related injury in Vermont, you can file a workers’ compensation claim and recover financial compensation. While the workers’ compensation system is designed to support injured employees, navigating a workers’ compensation claim can… Read More »

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Common Workers’ Compensation Deposition Mistakes To Avoid (For 2024)

By Sluka Law |

In a workers’ compensation case, a deposition is an out-of-court testimony given under oath by an injured employee or another party involved in the case, such as a doctor or a co-worker. Workers’ compensation depositions are part of the discovery process, where each side gathers evidence and information from the other side before a… Read More »

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What if I am Hurt by a Third Party at Work?

By Sluka Law |

In Vermont, when an employee suffers an injury while on the job, they can file a workers’ compensation claim and recover benefits. In Vermont, as in many other states in the United States, workers’ compensation is the primary recourse after an employee suffers a work-related injury. Generally, workers who suffer work-related injuries in Vermont… Read More »

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Causes of Forklift Accidents in the Workplace

By Sluka Law |

Forklifts are widely used in several industries to carry and move loads. Examples of industries that use forklifts include construction, warehousing and distribution, manufacturing, agriculture, mining, and logistics and transportation industries. Unfortunately, as it is with other heavy machinery, forklift accidents do happen. Forklift accidents can result in serious consequences. These accidents can cause… Read More »

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Seeing an Orthopedic Doctor After a Work-Related Injury

By Sluka Law |

Workplace injuries are common in the United States of America, Vermont not being an exception. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2022, there were 2.8 million workplace injuries among employees in the private industry alone. Employees can suffer different types of injuries in sudden accidents or over time that significantly impact… Read More »

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