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Why Are Car Crash Fatalities Rising in Vermont?

Car crashes and deaths have steadily increased in Vermont in 2020. This seems surprising – aren’t cars getting safer, roads getting better, and fewer people driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol? All of those things are true, and yet car accidents and fatalities have increased recently. Vermont is on track to match …

What To Do If You Are In A Minor Car Accident in Rutland, Vermont

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 in Rutland, Vermont?

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 …

Rutland, Vermont 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 …

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 …

Work 2 Jobs? You May Get Workers’ Comp – from Both

If you have two or more jobs and are unable to work both because of a work injury, the amount of your weekly workers’ compensation payment should cover the lost wages from both jobs. While there are some exceptions, if both jobs are entirely legal (not under the table) and your employers have workers’ comp …

How Do They Determine the Amount of My Weekly Workers Comp Check in Rutland, VT?

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 …

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