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Workers’ Compensation

Experienced Vermont Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Vermont and federal law requires employers to maintain a safe work environment in order to reduce the likelihood of tragic on-the-job accidents, injuries, and deaths. If you’ve been injured on the job, your employer is legally responsible to pay all of your medical bills and all prescriptions, with no out-of-pocket expenses and no co-pays. They are also responsible to pay wage replacement for all the time you are forced to miss from work due to your work-related injury.

The insurance company is not looking out for you

Even if you think you’re already being taken care of, or that you are already getting what you should be, you should know that your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company is not looking out for you. Insurance adjusters can play nice (or sometimes not), but they will never explain everything that you’re entitled to. Maybe the Workers’ Compensation insurance company hired a doctor who has now said that your injuries were not work related? Perhaps the doctor found that your work injury was really a pre-existing condition. Or did they have another explanation; that the injury could not have been caused by your awkward ergonomic setup, or that your injury was instead due to a degenerative condition? How do you know that your employer and employer’s insurance company are telling you the truth? And, what are they not telling you? How much is this costing you?

You deserve the benefits owed to you

Biggam, Fox & Skinner has been handling workers’ comp cases in Vermont for more than thirty years and our lawyers carefully double-check all claims rates, and money paid already to make sure that you receive the full disability benefits owed to you. If you have been denied Workers’ Compensation and have not received anything from Workers’ Compensation and you know that you were injured on the job, if you do nothing, you will never get anything. If you want to find out what you’re entitled to, and how we can get it for you, read on and contact our Vermont workers’ compensation lawyers through our toll free number or the form below. We’ll evaluate your workers’ comp claim for free—it could mean more money for you. Letting us fight for you and checking to make sure that what you are getting is right, is a lot less painful than dealing with the insurance company on your own and just hoping for the best. How will you ever know for sure that you are getting what you should without checking it out with an attorney who specializes in representing injured workers?

When to call Biggam, Fox & Skinner’s workers’ comp lawyers

As you probably know by now, work injury cases are complicated and your employer’s insurance company’s incentive is to provide just enough benefits for you to stay quiet. Just because you’ve been denied a workers’ comp benefit after a serious or life-changing work injury, doesn’t mean that you’re not entitled to benefits. Examples of applicable workers’ compensation injuries include spine and back, neck, lumbar, cervical, repetitive use injuries, and gradual onset injuries.
  • If you’ve been injured at work and you want to know your rights
  • If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied for any reason
  • If the insurance company is paying for some things, but is refusing to pay for others, or if any workers’ comp benefit or payment has been denied.
  • If you think you’re entitled to benefits that you are not receiving
  • If your work-related injury was treated, but you never received your workers’ comp permanent impairment benefits.
  • If you just want to check up on the insurer and make sure you are getting everything you are entitled to.
Even if you were paid a lump sum, it doesn’t mean the end of the case or that your workers’ comp claim has been settled or closed. In many cases you are still entitled to additional medical and rehabilitation treatment if needed. Please fill out and submit the short form on this page if you’d like one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys to review your case for free. We never work for insurance companies, but have worked for New Englanders like you for the past thirty years. Help is only a click or a call away.

Real workers’ comp cases that our lawyers have handled

Back injury claim denied

When Joe first hurt his back at work four years ago he had no problems with the workers’ comp insurance company. They took care of his bills; paid for the visit to the emergency room, x-rays, and physical therapy; and his employer paid his wages if he missed work for a few days from pain related to the injury. Whenever Joe had a flare-up of his back pain, the insurance company paid for Joe’s visits to the doctor. Then, one day, the insurance company said they would not pay for any more medical treatment because they now ruled that Joe’s back problems were related to his age and smoking. That’s when Joe hired Biggam, Fox & Skinner. Our workers’ comp attorneys successfully proved that the insurance company was still responsible for Joe’s back condition. Not only did we make sure that Joe didn’t lose all of his medical benefits, but our law firm also recovered over $34,000 in permanency benefits for Joe—workers’ compensation payouts that he had no idea he was entitled to. This was money that the workers’ comp insurance company never told him about.

Shoulder surgery claim denied

Wendy was discouraged by the time she called Biggam, Fox & Skinner’s workers’ compensation lawyers. After she hurt her shoulder at work she needed surgery. The insurance company denied her claim because no one witnessed the injury. They also sent Wendy’s medical records to a doctor who said that even if Wendy got hurt at work, the surgery she had wasn’t related to the work injury—it was related to “other shoulder problems.” That’s when Wendy turned to Biggam, Fox & Skinner for a no cost up-front workers’ comp case. Our lawyers forced the workers’ comp insurer to pay for Wendy’s surgery and other medical care, as well as money for her time out of work and over $13,000 in permanency benefits.

Testimonials

Edward Shattuck, St. Johnsbury, VT

"I have been around a lot of attorney's offices; never been treated as well as Biggam, Fox & Skinner. Phone calls answered fast!"

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