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

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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Can I Get Fired Because of a Work Related Injury?

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...

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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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Can I Get Reimbursed for Travel to Medical Appointments?

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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