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  • New Presumptions Created For COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Claims in Vermont
    New Presumptions Created For COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Claims in Vermont

    On July 13, 2020, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed S.342 (Act 150) into law. Section 2 of the Act created two new presumptions under the Vermont Workers’ Compensation Act. These presumptions allow ...

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  • The Legal Burden of Proof & Why It Matters in Your Workers’ Compensation Case
    The Legal Burden of Proof & Why It Matters in Your Workers’ Compensation Case

    You may already be familiar with the term “legal burden of proof.” But do you understand what it means? In the world of workers’ compensation, it means that the burden falls on you, as an injured ...

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  • New Vermont Law to Provide Workers’ Comp to More Essential Workers During Pandemic
    New Vermont Law to Provide Workers’ Comp to More Essential Workers During Pandemic

    Essential workers in all sorts of industries – from medical clinics to grocery stores – are faced with the reality that they may encounter someone with COVID-19 whenever they go to work. Instead of ...

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  • Pandemic Update: Vermont Governor Begins “Phased Restart” of Business & Services
    Pandemic Update: Vermont Governor Begins “Phased Restart” of Business & Services

    On April 17, 2020, Vermont Governor Phil Scott entered a new Executive Order “Addendum” which allows some return to work, effective April 20, 2020 until May 15, 2020. This “Phased Restart” of ...

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  • Does Vermont Workers’ Compensation Cover COVID-19 Claims?
    Does Vermont Workers’ Compensation Cover COVID-19 Claims?

    As testing for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus becomes more widely available, the number of injured workers who test positive for the virus will increase. Can Vermont workers claim the COVID-19 illness ...

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  • VIRUS Shelter-in-Place Order Makes For Hardships to Vermont’s Injured Workers
    VIRUS Shelter-in-Place Order Makes For Hardships to Vermont’s Injured Workers

    On March 24, 2020 Vermont Governor Phil Scott issued a “Stay Home / Stay Safe” Executive Order. Hospitals already are re-prioritizing services and canceling “elective” procedures including surgeries. ...

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