About Us

Workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers in Vermont, with offices in Montpelier and Burlington. Compassionate with you. Fierce with insurance companies.

Get the most experienced attorneys in Vermont on your side

Biggam Fox Skinner has been helping injured people since 1979. That’s over 40 years of workers’ compensation and personal injury cases tried and won. And over 40 years of personal connections to insurance adjusters, other attorneys, treating providers, court staff, and other stakeholders who will be involved in your case.

But our expertise is not all that defines us. We’re fellow human beings who want to help you. We’ll listen to you, treat you with compassion and respect, and fight for your case with everything we’ve got.

When you hire us, we will…

Listen to you

To us, you aren’t just a claim number. You’re a person in pain who is tired of fighting with an insurance adjuster and scared for their future. Our attorneys will listen carefully to your story, patiently answer all your questions, and explain the process to you every step of the way.

Fight for you

The injustice you feel when an insurance company denies you payment or pressures you to settle? We feel it too. That’s why we fight with insurance companies who aren’t treating our clients fairly. And we don’t stop until we get you the treatment you need and the compensation you deserve.

Get you fair treatment

You may be entitled to much more than you think. That’s why you should let us help. We know the system inside and out. And we will make sure that you can get fair treatment and compensation.

"They got me more money than I could have ever imagined."

When the insurance company stopped my payment for three weeks, I knew I needed help. I had no money. They denied my benefits and hung up on me. Life has been less stressful because of your help. BFS came highly recommended by another lawyer, and after I hired them, my life became less stressful. They got me more money than I could have ever imagined. I didn’t even think I would ever come close to this number.

KT, store clerk
Bennington, Vermont
"Knowledgeable, professional, extremely competent, understanding, and patient."

I had been injured while at work and suffered several life-changing injuries. I had a complicated case and a difficult and stubborn opposing counsel. My attorney was knowledgeable, professional, extremely competent, understanding, and very patient with me. He guided me through many pitfalls to obtain fair compensation for my injuries. I will be forever grateful for his efforts.

RB, tractor trailer driver
Middlesex, Vermont
"They care more about the health of their clients than money."

If you want good results and the highest payout possible, BFS is the place to go! They aren’t only good lawyers but your friends. My money that is behind, or any doctor that can’t get me in, they call and make it all happen right away. Many lawyers I've met just think about getting money; that's not BFS. They care more about the health of their clients than money.

EN, store clerk
Barre, Vermont
"BFS got my medical expenses and procedures approved."

Took all the pressure off me in dealing with a workers’ compensation accident. They got approval for my much needed medical expenses and procedures that I kept getting turned down for. Can't thank them enough.

JB, maintenance worker
Bennington, Vermont
"Hiring BFS took a lot of the unnecessary stress away."

It was a work injury that I thought I could handle on my own. And then I got a letter from the insurance company, from their lawyer. I knew I wasn't gonna be able to go up against them by myself. Hiring BFS took a lot of the unnecessary stress away. They got me a lot of medical care and a very reasonable settlement.

EP, automotive technician
Greensboro, Vermont
"We would not have been able to do it by ourselves."

Hiring BFS gave me peace of mind. It was much easier having them deal with all the crap like late checks and no checks, and prescriptions not being approved on time. With BFS, we had someone who would really get after them and someone who knew what we were supposed to do. It was much easier than if we had been doing it ourselves. We would not have been able to do it by ourselves. BFS got us a settlement, and now we have some financial stability.

TM, granite worker
Washington, Vermont

Meet Our Team

Biggam Fox Skinner has four attorneys who have been with the firm for decades.

Heidi Groff, Partner

With the firm since: 1999
Focus: workers' compensation law, personal injury law

You’ll like Heidi because she’ll listen to your concerns, fight for you with all she has, and never give up. She is so passionate about what she does that her clients often call her a pit bull. If you’ve been hurt and you feel like the insurance company isn’t treating you fairly, you’ll want Heidi on your side.

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Kelly Massicotte, Partner

With the firm since: 2006
Focus: workers' compensation law, social security disability law

Kelly is very detail oriented. She’ll listen to you carefully, take time to study your situation, and then present a strong case to get you every dime you are owed. Since the legal process may be long and require some patience, she’ll make sure you understand the process and the issues of your case every step of the way.

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Ronald Fox, Of Counsel

With the firm since: 1979
Focus: workers' compensation law, personal injury law

Ron is a founding partner of the firm with 40 years of experience. He has handled so many cases that he personally knows all the stakeholders: adjusters, other attorneys, treating providers, court staff, etc. And they know and respect him, which will help resolve your case faster and with better results.

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Patrick Biggam, Of Counsel

With the firm since: 1979
Focus: workers' compensation law, personal injury law

Pat is a founding partner of the firm with 40 years of experience. He is also a former president of the Vermont Association for Justice and has worked closely with the Vermont legislature to make improvements to workers’ compensation and personal injury laws in Vermont. With him on your side, losing seems out of the question.

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Our paralegals and other staff

You’ll have a lot of day-to-day contact with our paralegals who take care of the details of your claim and who you can talk to without scheduling an appointment.

Other Staff:

Judy Richardson, Office Manager
Lesley Allen, Communications Manager

Giving back to our community

Besides working hard for our clients, we give our time, skills, and financial support to many worthwhile cases.

We volunteer at Vermont Foodbank to do it all: sort produce, pack donations of frozen meat, or fill up boxes with food for seniors. And we also make an annual donation as a firm.

We support Kids’ Chance of Vermont, an organization that provides educational opportunities for the children of workers who have been seriously injured or killed on the job, with our donations, time, and skills.

We sponsor various sports teams, charities, and community organizations in Vermont.

Our attorneys also do pro bono work and give their time and skills serving on boards, committees, and in the courts.

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No Charge Until We Win

We don’t charge anything up front. Nor do we bill hourly for our time. We work on a contingency basis and get paid based on how much money we win for you. So, technically, it’s not you who’ll be paying us but the insurance company.

Whatever happens, you’ll never end up owing us money. Your situation can’t get worse than before you hired us. But it can get much better if you decide to let us help.

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Our Happy Clients

"I’d hire BFS all over again. But I’d do it sooner and call them the day after I got hurt. They did 101%."
"BFS is handling two of my claims, and I really appreciate it. Trust them. Because they do a great job."
"Ever since l started working with BFS, the stress has gone down and I received better pay. I'm back to being myself."

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Don’t wait until you’re behind on your medical bills. Contact us to get a FREE case evaluation. We respond within 24 hours and can usually evaluate your case on the same day.

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