Am I entitled to permanent total disability benefits in Vermont?

Most people with a Vermont workers’ comp claim eventually recover from their injuries and return to work, but those who do not may be entitled to permanent total disability (“PTD”) benefits.  The question, however, is when you know if you are permanently and totally disabled, and how you prove it to your employer’s insurance carrier and… Read more »

Should I settle my Vermont workers’ comp claim?

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, at some point in time your employer’s insurance carrier may offer to settle your Vermont workers’ comp claim.  While this occasionally happens in situations in which your claim has been denied — such as at mediation prior to a formal hearing — it is more likely to happen when your claim… Read more »

Will Social Security affect my workers’ compensation claim?

Although never anyone’s objective when they’re injured, it is not entirely uncommon for a Vermont work injury to result in an inability to return to work.  Sometimes, even if the work injury isn’t preventing you from working, a different physical or emotional condition leads to that result.  Regardless of whether you make a claim for… Read more »

What am I entitled to after my Vermont work injury? (PPD)

As I mentioned in my last post, you’re entitled to receive temporary disability benefits until you reach “maximum medical improvement” or you actually return to work, whichever occurs first.  When that happens, the insurance carrier will stop paying you weekly temporary disability benefits.  However, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re off the hook for paying indemnity benefits…. Read more »