Vermont law protects you if you are injured while doing your job. Even though your employer is required to provide you with a safe working environment, accidents and injuries still happen. If you were injured at work, or work caused your injury or contributed to it, you have certain rights under the law. Our Vermont attorneys help you to fight for your rights and benefits.
Supporting You When Insurance Companies Do Not
Insurance companies are for-profit businesses and their goal is to keep their costs down. They do not go out of their way to tell injured workers about all the benefits they may be owed. Some are better than others, but none are looking out for the injured worker.
You should understand that:
Insurance adjusters will never explain exactly what you could get in your claim
Injured workers often do not realize they can pick their own doctor after the first visit to a company doctor
Doctors hired by insurance companies are not necessarily on your side. They can and do give opinions that help the insurance company pay fewer benefits in your claim
Even if the insurer pays you a lump sum or “settlement”, your claim is not necessarily “closed.” You are likely entitled to further medical and other benefits if your injury develops complications or worsens in the future. Never sign off on your claim without talking to us. It costs nothing to talk to us and it could get you a lot of money
Questions to Ask A Workers' Comp Lawyer
Even if your workers’ compensation claim is accepted, don’t be fooled! Work injury cases are complicated and your employer’s insurance company has every incentive to offer you just enough money that you don’t want to risk losing it. This means you could be missing out on thousands of dollars that you are entitled to!
Do I Need a Workers' Comp Lawyer? Call us if you're experiencing any of the following:
Any part of your workers’ compensation claim has been denied for any reason
You need help understanding your rights after a work injury
It feels like no one is on your side, and you want to make sure you are not being taken advantage of
You were treated for a workplace injury but were unable to return to work
You were treated for a workplace injury and returned to work but do not remember receiving “permanent impairment” benefits (also called “permanency”)
Biggam Fox Skinner is On Your Side
We never represent employers or insurance companies. Since 1979, our experienced attorneys have represented hard-working people in their workers’ compensation claims all over Vermont. We work for injured workers, never for insurance companies or employers. If you have been denied benefits, or even if you only have questions, call us today. It won’t cost you anything: we offer a toll-free phone number and your consultation is free.
When you call, you can expect:
A confidential consultation with a lawyer who will listen to you
A free evaluation of your claim, including an explanation of the additional benefits you could be due
No hourly retainers or bills for anything
Your questions answered carefully and promptly by experienced lawyers and staff
A free newsletter from BFS that includes the latest developments in workers’ compensation and personal injury claims
To pay nothing until we win your case: if we do not get you anything, you do not owe anything
Talk to us today. No strings attached. Really.
Don’t Delay – Call Us Now
Many different deadlines apply in Vermont workers’ compensation claims. If you miss a deadline, you may lose your right to receive any benefits. Don’t delay. You do not want to miss your chance to get the benefits you are due.
How Can We Help You?
"Hiring Heidi Groff to represent me in my workers’ comp case was one of the best decisions I could have made. She took care of all of the legal aspects of my case, which allowed me to fully focus on recovering from my injuries/surgery."