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What To Do If You Are In A Minor Car Accident

According to estimates by the car insurance industry, the average American can expect to be involved in 3 to 4 car accidents in their lifetime. Those who are lucky will only experience only fender benders. These are minor accidents that result in little or no vehicle damage or reported injuries. They also tend to settle...

What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

Every year, there are approximately two million car accidents in the United States that cause injuries (but no deaths). Another four million car crashes damage the vehicles without reported injury to people. These crashes cost Americans something like $75 billion each year. Most of us can expect to be in at least one car accident...

Educators, Covid-19 and Workers Compensation

The new Vermont COVID-19 workers compensation law made it easier for an employee to prove a worker’s compensation claim for a COVID-19 diagnosis. How will this apply to school employees such as teachers, college professors, principals, paraeducators, custodians, cafeteria workers, guidance counselors, and school staff? In a normal workers compensation claim, the employee has to...

Why Changed My Name to Tristan

  My new name started on an airline flight to trial lawyer camp. Not long ago, I had the chance to spend a month on a ranch in the hills of Wyoming at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer College – a lifelong dream. For nearly a month I lived on a ranch miles from town with...

COVID-19 and Workers Compensation in Vermont

COVID-19 and Workers Compensation in Vermont A new law provides automatic claims for some employees diagnosed with COVID-19. Front-line workers, and non-Front-line workers who can show a documented exposure to Covid-19, are now presumed to have contracted the illness at work. The law was just passed but is retroactive back to March 1, 2020  Front-line...

How Do They Determine the Amount of My Weekly Workers Comp Check?

In Vermont, the dollar amount of your weekly workers compensation check is determined by calculating your “Average Weekly Wage” and your “Weekly Compensation Rate.” There are very specific rules that determine how these amounts are calculated. What is Average Weekly Wage? The “Average Weekly Wage” or “AWW,” is your average gross wages prior to getting...

Mileage Reimbursement Benefits: How Workers Comp Can Pay for Your Travel to Doctors

After you’ve been approved to receive workers’ compensation in the State of Vermont, you can continue to receive support from the State in a variety of ways. These include temporary wage replacement, vocational rehabilitation support and payment of your medical bills. Another benefit that you are entitled to is mileage reimbursement for your trips to...

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Does Workers Compensation Insurance Have to Pay for a Second Opinion?

Medical second opinions are routinely paid for by health insurance. I often get asked if Vermont workers compensation insurance will pay for a second opinion like health insurance does. The answer is yes, workers comp insurance should pay for the second opinion, as long as it is reasonable and necessary. What does Vermont Workers Comp...

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Can I Choose What Doctor I See for My Work-Related Injury?

As a workers compensation lawyer in Vermont, my clients often ask me if they can visit their own doctor about their work related injury. Of course it’s only natural for us to want to turn to a doctor whom we know and trust. The answer, happily is YES, you can choose what doctor you see...

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If you’ve been seriously injured, our Rutland, VT personal injury law firm is here to provide you support, guidance, and representation as you seek damages. Please call us today for a free consultation. We can begin working on your case immediately.
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