Build Your Case With a Workers' Compensation Attorney
The workers' compensation system can be a challenging process to navigate for a worker who is also struggling to focus on recovery following a workplace injury. Workers in northwest Vermont can turn to an experienced workers' compensation attorney of Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough to assist them with filing their workers' compensation claim and, when necessary, pursuing their legal options when a claim is denied.
Contact us for skilled legal assistance with handling your workers' compensation claim.
Workers' Compensation: Designed To Help Injured Workers
While a main feature of the workers' compensation system is that it protects employers from lawsuits, it is also designed to fairly compensate employees for injuries they sustain on the job. Workers' compensation benefits in Vermont can be broken down into five basic categories:
- Medical expenses
- Temporary disability
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Death benefits
These benefits are intended to compensate injured workers for the cost of treating their injuries, lost wages, any permanent loss of function and the costs of vocational training.
Chittenden County Work Injury Attorneys
Our experienced lawyers assist clients with navigating the initial application process. Properly filling out and submitting all paperwork is essential to receiving fair and adequate benefits for workplace injuries.
Sometimes, employers' insurance companies will deny a compensation claim if they determine that an injury did not occur at work, that the employee was being negligent when the injury occurred or that the worker was not actually an "employee" covered by the employer's workers' compensation policy.
We advocate for our clients to get them the full compensation they are entitled to under the law. To ensure that a fair claim is approved, we assist them with gathering all the documentation necessary to make a strong case. We can identify witnesses and prepare affidavits that will strengthen a claim. If a claim is denied, we help our clients pursue other options for compensation.
Schedule A Consultation To Discuss Your Injuries
Workers do not have to navigate the workers' compensation system alone. Contact a Burlington workers' compensation attorney here via email or call 802-448-2518 to schedule a consultation.
Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough is located in South Burlington. We represent clients throughout northwest Vermont.
“We understand the complexities of the law and the anxiety it can generate for many people. We are here to explain the legal process and provide skilled advocacy to help our clients achieve their goals.”