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  • Do My Medical Benefits End if I Return to Work?
    Do My Medical Benefits End if I Return to Work?

    True or false: “Once you return to work, you can’t see the doctor anymore.” Answer: False. However, many people incorrectly believe the answer is “true.” Medical care is available for life of the ...

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  • Are There Other Claims or Benefits I Should Consider besides Workers' Compensation?
    Are There Other Claims or Benefits I Should Consider besides Workers' Compensation?

    This book addresses some of the most common issues in Vermont workers’ compensation claims. Nevertheless, you should also consider claims or benefits beyond the scope of workers’ compensation such as: ...

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  • My Employer Terminated Me after My Injury-Does My Employer Have to Take Me Back if I Recover?
    My Employer Terminated Me after My Injury-Does My Employer Have to Take Me Back if I Recover?

    Yes, but only if you have recovered successfully within two years and if there is a suitable position available. Vermont Workers’ Compensation Statute 21 V.S.A. Section 643(b) provides in part that “A ...

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  • Can My Employer Punish Me Because I Have a Work Injury?
    Can My Employer Punish Me Because I Have a Work Injury?

    No, but some injured employees are genuinely fearful of losing their jobs if they report a work injury. Some bosses will witness an injury on the job but repeatedly ask, “You sure you didn’t do this ...

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  • Can the Insurance Adjuster Make Me Look for a Different Job When I Am Not Yet Healed?
    Can the Insurance Adjuster Make Me Look for a Different Job When I Am Not Yet Healed?

    If your own employer doesn’t have work available to match light-duty restrictions, the adjuster can legally demand that you contact other employers each week for possible work. The insurance adjuster ...

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  • What if My Employer Offers Light Duty While I Am Recovering?
    What if My Employer Offers Light Duty While I Am Recovering?

    When you’ve gotten far enough along in your medical care that you can safely perform some work, your physician will provide a partial return-to-work release. You can return to work at this point, but ...

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