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Machinist Awarded Permanent Disability for Hernia Injury

The claimant suffered a hernia while working for New England Precision. The insurance company claimed he did not, however, suffer any permanent injury as a result of the surgery repair. Galanes hired an expert from Maryland to challenge the insurance company’s methodology in rating the permanent injury and prevailed. The Vermont Department of Labor awarded the injured machinist permanent disability benefits and attorney fees.

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Insurance Company Denies Excavator Operator Back Injury Claim

The claimant injured his back in the process of dismantling and clearing a mobile home from a work site. The insurance company denied that the back injury was caused by work. Claimant hired Galanes and the case went to trial at the Vermont Department of Labor. Claimant won. He was awarded lost wages, medical benefits; permanent injury benefits and attorney fees.

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Covered Bridge Carpenter Awarded Benefits

The claimant suffered an injury when he fell from the side of covered bridge he was building in Jeffersonville, Vermont. The insurance company claimed he was solely responsible for his injuries because he failed to properly use a harness. Claimant said that the harness gave way. The claimant won.

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Quarry Worker Hernia Impairment Affirmed Despite Dr. Boucher

Another in a line of cases in which Insurance Company Doctor William Boucher tried to deny injured workers permanent disability benefits for surgically repaired hernia. Claimant won.

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Warehouse Worker Wins Spine Fusion Claim

Travelers Insurance denied the injured worker benefits for a back injury. It claimed his back was already injured before he suffered his work injury. The Department of Labor disagreed and Claimant was awarded full benefits including approximately 100 weeks of permanent disability benefits.

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Areas Served: Galanes Law serves clients in Vermont cities such as Bristol, Norwich, Brandon, Barre, Bennington, White River Junction, Castleton, Ludlow, Montpelier, Manchester, Middlebury, Brattleboro, Hartford, throughout Windham County, Windsor County and Orange County; and Hanover, Lebanon and Grafton County in New Hampshire.

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