Workers' Compensation in Vermont
Vermont workers' compensation insurance provides medical care and other benefits to workers in Vermont who are hurt on the job or develop an occupational disease. This no-fault insurance policy allows you to quickly get money to pay your medical bills, replace lost wages and more. If you're injured on the job or diagnosed with an occupational illness, a workers' compensation attorney can help you file a claim and get the benefits you deserve.
Four Things to Know About Vermont Workers' Comp Law
Before hiring a lawyer, here are four important things to know about Vermont workers' compensation law:
- Most of Vermont's 350,000 workers are covered by workers' compensation insurance beginning their first day on the job. However, certain workers—such as real estate brokers, domestic employees and employees at some farms—may not be covered by workers' comp insurance policies. If you're injured on the job and not covered by workers' comp, you may have to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer to get money you deserve.
- If you are injured on the job, get medical treatment immediately and tell your employer about your injury or illness. Your employer should report your injury, but if it doesn't, you can file an injury report with the Vermont Department of Labor's Workers' Compensation Division.
- Under Vermont workers' comp law, you may be entitled to benefits including medical care, replacement wages and vocational rehabilitation. Workers who are permanently disabled may receive additional benefits. If a worker is killed on the job or dies of an occupational illness, his or her family may receive death benefits.
- If your workers' compensation claim is denied or if you don't receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled, you may appeal a denied claim. Your workers' comp attorney can guide you through the appeals process.
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