Workers’ Compensation

Adler & McCabe has been representing injured workers for more than 30 years. We have successfully litigated numerous cases through formal hearings at the Department of Labor, as well as two cases in the Vermont Supreme Court that altered workers’ rights in Vermont.

We stay up to date with all of the latest laws and regulations affecting workers’ compensation claims. We are also well versed in frequent workplace injuries, having handled countless cases involving torn rotator cuffs, disc herniations, knee surgeries, and knee replacements. We have also developed considerable expertise in handling traumatic brain injury claims and catastrophic accidents involving deaths, limb amputations, and other life threatening injuries.

We routinely work with regional and national medical experts to ensure that we have the best evidence to present to the Department of Labor.

We represent workers throughout all stages of their workers’ compensation claims and assist clients:

  • to prove their claim is work related

  • to fight low permanency awards

  • to ensure our clients receive medical care that is reasonable, necessary, and related to their work injury

  • to protect our clients from having their benefits terminated too early

It is sometimes advisable for an injured worker to pursue a full and final settlement. In Vermont, employers and their insurance companies are required to pay for related medical services for an employee’s entire life. In some cases, both the insurance company and the worker would prefer to resolve the case on a full and final basis to relieve the insurer from any future obligations. If this is the case, we negotiate on your behalf to ensure that any lump sum settlement you receive is appropriate and fully compensates you.

Regardless of where you are in the workers’ compensation process, we are happy to sit down and provide a free consultation, as well as give an overview of the process, which we often find can be overwhelming and frustrating for individuals. If you have been hurt on the job, we want you to focus on getting better and we’ll focus on your case.