On the Job Deaths Skyrocket

For the third year in a row, annual workplace deaths have increased. During 2016, there were 5,190 workplace fatalities reported in the United States according to a report that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released last week. This is … Continued

Third-Party Actions and Workers’ Comp

Vermont’s workers’ compensation law generally prohibits an employee from suing their employer, even in cases where the employer is at fault.  An injured employee’s sole remedy is to bring a workers’ compensation claim for workers’ compensation benefits such as wage … Continued

Independent Medical Examinations and Workers’ Comp

What is an IME? An Independent Medical Examination (IME) essentially is a second opinion requested by the employer or workers’ compensation insurance carrier.  There is no treating physician/patient relationship established, and the information you provide will not be kept confidential. … Continued

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

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

New Thoughts on TBI Help Injured Workers

We recently attended a program about the developing consensus on traumatic brain injuries. The program, which was sponsored by the Vermont Association for Justice and the Tennessee Association for Justice, examined the emerging school of thought that brain injuries are … Continued

Karen Kalter Earns CMSP

We are pleased to announce that Attorney Karen Kalter has earned the qualifications as a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP). Karen completed an advanced multi-day program in New Orleans and successfully completed the examination and practicum requirements. The certification … Continued