At McVeigh Skiff, we are proud to serve the legal needs of Vermonters who seek our help.
Our fundamental concern is to provide the highest quality legal representation to hard working Vermonters whose legal rights must be protected. We aim to be the best workers’ compensation lawyers in Vermont.
With over 40 years of combined experience, McVeigh Skiff is well-versed in handling Vermont workers’ compensation cases. Each of our attorneys has a thorough understanding of the intricacies of Vermont workers’ compensation law and insurance procedures. This enables us to obtain the maximum, most fair and most reasonable settlements for our clients—often without having to go to trial.
Why do I need an attorney?
Laws pertaining to workers’ compensation can be very complex and are often subject to significant change. Attorneys provide the necessary expertise to interpret Vermont workers’ compensation laws and to deal with insurance matters on your behalf. Our attorneys can maximize your financial settlement and obtain fair compensation for you.
Often times, in the course of determining whether to hire an attorney or to negotiate ones workers’ compensation claim alone, injured workers incorrectly assume that the insurance companies involved will simply “take care of the matter”. Sadly, it is quite common for injured workers to be intimidated by insurance companies into forfeiting some of their legal rights. The insurance company will very likely try to convince you to sign a release form as quickly as possible by promising to pay you immediately. This may not be the most appropriate course of action for you to take.
Always keep in mind that any insurance company involved in your claim will try to keep their costs to a bare minimum. Closing your claim quickly and paying you as little as possible maximizes their profits. Once you have settled with an insurance company, you may be compromising your ability to claim future benefits through workers’ compensation.
Here are two important points to remember:
- It is not uncommon for work injury symptoms to show up a significant time after the initial injury occurs. If you sign an insurance release form prematurely, you may not be able to claim the benefits that you need for your injury.
- Until your doctor is confident that you have recovered fully and is willing to prepare a report stating that your condition has returned to pre-injury status or that you may return to work in your full capacity, you cannot be certain that future medical costs will not be incurred.
Our attorneys will represent your interests. When you hire us, we put the full resources of our highly trained professional staff into your claim. We will walk you through the workers’ compensation process in a way that you will understand. Being injured at work can be a stressful and confusing situation. By presenting to you the courses of action that can be taken, the possible alternatives, and the possible consequences of those actions, McVeigh Skiff can alleviate some of the stress that comes with navigating the workers’ compensation system.