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Workplace Injuries: A Pain in the Neck

Each year, thousands of workers suffer from neck injuries while on the job. Neck injuries are even more common for workers with a physically demanding job, such as construction workers, nurses, or electricians.…

Workers Compensation

Common Causes of Construction Accidents

Construction work is one of the most dangerous professions in the United States. In studies done by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately one out of every five work-related…


Memorial Service for Scott Skinner

By Biggam, Fox, and Skinner June 14, 2019Saturday, June 29, 2019, 2:00 pmOld Labor Hall, 46 Granite St., Barre, VTThe Skinner family will host a celebration of Scott’s life on June 29 at 2:00 pm at the…

Workers' Compensation

The Top 5 Reasons Workers' Compensation is Denied

Your employer and their insurance company both save money when valid claims are denied. Our Vermont workers' compensation attorneys share five common reasons that insurance companies give for denying a claim.

Workers Compensation

Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney, or Can I Handle My Case Myself?

If you’ve suffered a work injury or illness, you will have a lot of questions but there is one in particular that people often ask us: “Do I need a lawyer for my workers’ compensation claim or can I handle…

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Free Criminal Record Expungement Clinics Offered by Vermont Legal Aid

Vermonters with criminal convictions can get certain qualifying crimes removed from their record, with the help of volunteer attorneys at two free expungement clinics. Vermont Legal Aid will sponsor the…

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on My Benefit Payments or Personal Injury Settlement?

During tax season, many clients ask us if they owe taxes on money they’ve recovered from benefit payments or personal injury settlements. Fortunately, the short answer is no, which is excellent news! However,…


Workers' Compensation: Dangers of Returning to Work Too Soon

Following a work-related injury, employers want to get their injured employees back and working as soon as they can. However, this is typically not in the employee’s best interest for various reasons.…


Attorney Groff Celebrates 20 Years with Biggam Fox Skinner LLP

Everyone here at Biggam Fox Skinner LLP would like to congratulate Heidi Groff for her 20 years of service with our law firm. For the last two decades, attorney Groff has been helping clients throughout…

Workers Compensation

Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for Depression?

When you think about workers’ compensation, you may initially picture severe physical injuries sustained while on the clock. While this can be true, what about workplace injuries that can’t be seen, such…

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