' Workers Comp Rights Archives - Larson & Gallivan Law
802-779-9771
Freee Initial Consultation
for injury / workers' comp cases
internal

Category Archives: Workers Comp Rights

Workers’ Compensation Drug Test in Vermont

Every employee deserves safe, fair conditions in the workplace. Unfortunately, work-related accidents remain a serious issue. In Vermont, businesses and organizations are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees. If you are hurt on the job, you can file a claim for benefits through workers’ compensation. You may be wondering: Can my …

Employer Lied to Workers’ Compensation

Employers in the state of Vermont are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which provides coverage for injured employees after a workplace accident. Workers’ compensation coverage is a great relief for employees, as it can help pay their medical bills and even make up a portion of their lost income if they sustain an injury …

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 …

Rutland, VT 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 be mileage reimbursement for your trips to …

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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

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 …

Tags: , , ,

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

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 for …

Tags: , , ,

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 …

Tags: , , , , , , ,

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 …

Tags: , , , , , ,

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 …

Tags: , , ,

Call Our Rutland, VT Personal Injury Lawyer Today

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.
contact

Request Free Consultation For Injury Cases