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What To Do If Your Medical Payment Is Denied in Vermont

Workers Comp denied my claim and my health insurance won’t pay medical bills, what do I do? You were injured at work and as a result, you’ve needed medical care. Maybe you have a fracture, a burn, or recurring pain in your wrist. Whatever it is, you had to seek medical care to take care …

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Worsening of a Degenerative Condition and Workers Comp in Vermont: Does It Apply to You?

Imagine that you have a preexisting condition, such as arthritis or degenerative disc disease, and it becomes worse as a result of the work you do. In legal terms, this situation is known as “degenerative aggravation” and the good news is — it’s covered by workers comp in Vermont. (Usually.) Arthritis is a common degenerative …

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Can You Get Pain and Suffering Damages in a Workers Compensation Case in Vermont?

No. As a worker’s comp lawyer, I am often asked, “Can you get pain and suffering from workers comp?” Unfortunately, there is no gray area here. The answer is always no. Four Types of Workers Comp Benefits There are only four categories of benefits in a workers compensation case: Temporary Disability Benefits: Wage replacement which …

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How Workers Comp Works If You Have a Preexisting Condition in Vermont

Many people wonder if they can still get workers compensation in Vermont if they have a preexisting condition. As a workers comp attorney, I am asked this question fairly regularly. The answer is – yes. (Usually.) The existence of a preexisting condition does not bar a workers’ compensation claim. Aggravation, Flare Up or Continuation? Categorizing …

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New Workers Comp Law Helps With Psych Claims & PTSD in Vermont

A new workers compensation law in Vermont makes it easier for police officers, rescue workers, ambulance workers and firefighters to bring claims for work-related post-traumatic stress disorder. The same law also makes it easier for employees in traditionally high-stress jobs to bring workers compensation claims related to mental health. Workers Comp in Vermont: Psychological Claims …

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Can They Make Me Return to Work Light Duty in Vermont?

If you have work related injuries and receive workers’ compensation benefits, at some point a doctor may release you to return to work light duty or with restrictions. When you get this news, you may be concerned. It’s common to ask yourself questions, and wonder what, if anything, you can do. Concerns About Returning to …

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Can I Get Fired Because of a Work Related Injury in Vermont?

The short answer is yes (sort of). How come? Because there is nothing in workers compensation law, which requires an employer to keep on an employee who cannot do the job because of a work-related injury, even if that injury was caused by work. So if your employer lets you go because you cannot work, …

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Case Study: When Workers Comp Insurance Stops Paying for Medical Care

Souligny v. PB&J, Inc – State of Vermont In many workers’ compensation cases, chiropractic treatment is recommended. Because of the nature of chiropractic care, however, workers comp insurance companies can try to get out of covering the costs of the treatment, particularly after several years have gone by. This issue was addressed in a recent …

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Do I Need a Lawyer for my Workers Comp Claim in Vermont?

I’m often asked if you really need to hire a worker’s comp lawyer. The truth is, you can represent yourself in a workers compensation claim. But it’s best to go in prepared. If you do choose to represent yourself, I recommend you do a lot of research to make sure you understand your rights and …

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Can I Get Reimbursed for Travel to Medical Appointments in Vermont?

Yes. Under Worker’s Compensation Rule 4, when an injured worker is required to travel for medical treatment, medical exams, IMEs, and/or vocational rehabilitation related appointments, the injured worker is entitled to reimbursement for mileage, meals, and overnight accommodation. You must provided reasonable documentation to the insurance company. The insurance company is required to pay the …

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