Can a travel nurse file a Vermont workers’ comp claim?

Due to a shortage of permanent, full-time nurses, many Vermont hospitals employee travel nurses to work in Vermont on temporary contracts arranged by local or national travel nurse staffing agencies. Needless to say, many nursing positions are very physical and can lead to workplace injuries. Navigating a workers’ compensation claim when Vermont is not your… Read more »

How long can I receive TTD benefits?

When you’re unable to work because of a Vermont work injury, one benefit you’re entitled to receive is weekly temporary total disability (TTD) benefits. TTD benefits are considered “wage replacement” benefits, in that you’re paid 2/3 of the gross (pre-tax) average weekly wages you were earning before your injury. Unfortunately, unless you’re permanently and totally… Read more »

Is workers’ comp allowed to conduct surveillance?

If you have a Vermont workers’ compensation claim and are currently missing work as a result, there is some chance the insurance company will hire a private investigator to conduct surveillance of your activities. There are a couple of scenarios in which the insurance company is most likely to order surveillance, but they could do… Read more »

What if my employer doesn’t have WC insurance?

Vermont law requires all employers to carry workers’ compensation for their employees, but not all employers do. This can cause a lot of problems for the employer, including subjecting them to financial penalties and stop-work orders when the Vermont Department of Labor finds out. It can also cause even bigger problems for an employee who… Read more »

What are TTD Benefits?

An earlier version of this post was published on February 4, 2015. When you’re injured at work in Vermont, the law entitles you to a number of different workers’ compensation benefits depending on your injury and how well you recover from it. Your Vermont workers’ comp benefits may include “indemnity” benefits like temporary and permanent… Read more »