Vermont Workers Compensation Lawyer

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More than 4.5 million injuries and illnesses are reported in private industry workplaces each year according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that roughly five workers are injured at work or become ill in the workplace per 100 full-time workers each year. Certain work laws exist that are designed to guarantee that workers who are injured in the workplace will receive set financial awards. These laws were established in order to help settle any potential disputes out of the courtroom.

Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that provides restitution for medical care for employees that are injured while in the place of employment, in exchange for the forfeit of the employee's right to sue the employer under the umbrella of negligence. Plans fluctuate according to different state court districts, though they can be made for weekly payments instead of wages as a type of disability insurance, compensation for past and future economic losses, the payment or reimbursement of the medical expenses as a type of health insurance, and benefits payable to the depends of workers who were killed as a type of life insurance.

There are certain medical conditions that are not covered under Workers' Compensation Insurance, including:
cardiac arrest
repetitious mental trauma
everyday natural disease
willful attempt to harm oneself or others
injury sustained during off-duty social activity
an incident that occurred as an act of God
horseplay on the job that causes an injury

Almost all of Vermont's 350,000 workers must be covered by the system. Most employers secure coverage by purchasing workers' compensation insurance. A small amount of employers may be approved as self-insurers.

Unfortunately, in some cases, a company or private employer will try to test these laws and attempt to pay an injured employee less than what they deserve to be compensated for. In these cases, the injured employee should always contact a workers' compensation lawyer or attorney for help with filing his or her claim.

In the state of Vermont, workers' compensation is compulsory, and the waiting period for compensation benefits after total disability injury is three days. This may sound simple enough, but workers' compensation laws can be complex. And, unfortunately, many of these workers' compensation laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. A workers' compensation lawyer or attorney will be well-versed in Vermont's current workers' compensation laws and will have the knowledge needed to work with insurance agencies, your employer and the courts on your behalf.

While an experienced and successful Vermont workers compensation lawyer or attorney can help you file and win your claim, the lawyer overseeing your claim will have to be compensated as well.

If you or someone you know has been injured at work, and you want to learn more about your legal rights, contact a Vermont workers' compensation lawyer or attorney today. You can find a workers' compensation lawyer in Vermont utilizing the American Bar Association website. The American Bar Association website features a lawyer locator function which allows the user to search through workers' compensation lawyer and attorney profiles in each specific city and state. Access to the site and profiles is free.


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