“I want you protected, and your case handled correctly from the start.”  

James Martin

Over 25 Years Experience

 

Worker Related Injuries

Pursuant to Vermont law, a person injured in a work related accident has a worker’s compensation claim regardless of fault. This allows the injured Employee to primarily recover medical expenses, receive loss of income benefits, and permanent impairment benefits pursuant to a statutory scheme. However, when the Employee’s injury was caused by the Employer’s negligence, the injured Employee is not allowed to bring an action against his Employer, with a few exceptions. Nonetheless, Vermont law does allow the injured Employee to make out a worker’s compensation claim, and also bring an action against a coworker for negligent or other wrongful conduct. Vermont law also allows the injured Employee to make out a worker’s compensation claim, and also bring an action against a third person or entity, that is not a coworker or the Employer, for negligent or other wrongful conduct. Jim has successfully completed a significant and substantial amount of worker’s compensation cases, while several involved the liability of a coworker and several involved the liability of a third party.