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AvoidMistakes

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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LegalLiability

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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Orthopedist

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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Does Workers’ Compensation Pay for Transportation Expenses in Vermont?

By Sluka Law |

If you recently suffered injuries while on the job in Vermont, you can file a workers’ compensation claim and recover financial compensation. While you know that you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, there are several things you may not understand about the workers’ compensation system. One of the things you may not understand… Read More »

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Most Common Workplace Injuries by Industry

By Sluka Law |

Workers in any industry can suffer work-related injuries. However, some industries tend to involve more work-related injuries than others. Work-related injuries can vary significantly across industries due to various factors, including working environments, equipment used, and the nature of tasks. Some of the industries that carry a higher risk of work-related injuries include the… Read More »

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Top 7 Causes of Work-Related Injuries

By Sluka Law |

Workplace injuries are quite common and can happen for a variety of reasons. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that in 2022, the private industry reported over two million nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses. Knowing the most common causes of workplace injuries can help prevent them. In this article, we discuss the top seven… Read More »

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MedicalBill

Are You on Workers’ Compensation and Still Getting Medical Bills? Here’s What To Do

By Sluka Law |

At times, workers suffer injuries while doing their jobs. Unfortunately, some employees sustain injuries that require medical attention. The good news, however, is that after suffering a work injury and seeking medical care, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer is responsible for paying any reasonable, necessary, and related medical expenses. This is true regardless of… Read More »

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What Is the Difference Between Temporary and Permanent Disability Benefits in a Vermont Workers’ Compensation Case?

By Sluka Law |

After suffering a work-related injury in Vermont, you can recover financial compensation through a workers’ compensation claim. How much you recover as workers’ compensation benefits depends on, among other things, including the severity of your injury. Two types of workers’ compensation benefits you may be entitled to, depending on the seriousness of your injury,… Read More »

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AtWork

Some Crucial Information for Remote Workers

By Sluka Law |

We all know the hazards that come with working in a traditional office. Some of these hazards include slips, trips, and falls, ergonomic hazards, fire hazards, chemical hazards, repetitive tasks, and workplace violence. Work-related injuries are quite common among people who work in a traditional office. However, even remote workers can suffer work-related injuries…. Read More »

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