Construction Accidents – “The Fatal Four”

Vermont workers’ compensation laws provide death benefits to dependents of those who are fatally injured in a work injury. The public generally thinks of workers’ compensation as providing benefits to workers’ injured on the job, but Vermont workers’ compensation provides … Continued

Brain Injuries at Work

Brain injuries at work are common and can have a devastating impact on an injured worker. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have years of experience representing people who have suffered a brain injury and our workers’ comp lawyers are familiar with … Continued

Giant Employer Puts Big Spin on Small Changes

Walmart has long been under fire for its treatment of its one million hourly employees that it employs in the United States. Many employees have voiced complaints over low pay, unpredictable and inflexible hours, and general working conditions. As workers’ … Continued

VT Workers’ Comp Covers Mental Health Claims

Physical work injuries are easy to identify. Whether it’s a herniated disc, a torn meniscus or even Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, physical injuries are generally pretty easy to see and diagnosis. But what about psychological injuries like depression, anxiety and PTSD, … Continued

Room & Board = Wages in Workers’ Comp

In agricultural states such as Vermont, workers’ compensation lawyers often meet clients whose employers provide housing and/or board as part of their pay. Many times injured workers have not properly been advised that the market value of housing and board … Continued

Vermont Workers’ Compensation Rules Revised

On Friday, October 10, 2014, the Vermont Department of Labor announced that draft revisions to the Vermont Workers’ Compensation Rules are now available for review and comment. This is the first major revision to the Vermont Workers’ Compensation Rules since … Continued

Work Injury Covered Despite Playful Pup

A recent Vermont workers’ compensation decision involving a mental health worker and her unruly dog relied on an exception to the general “coming and going” rule and found that the worker’s injury “arose out of” and “in the course of” … Continued

Labor Day Reflections

Over the Labor Day weekend, I was reading Ken Follett’s, Fall of Giants, when I came upon a horrible description of a turn of the century coal mine explosion and its aftermath. The families of the miners killed in the … Continued

Changing Your Mind About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury is a process not an event. This is the emerging school of thought of many medical, neurological and psychological professionals and it has many positive ramifications for workers’ compensation claimants. Following this new way of thinking, TBIs … Continued