VSEA Workers Compensation
Employees who work for the state of Vermont are entitled to the same worker benefits as those of private employers, and a Vermont workers comp lawyer can help you fight for those benefits. As members of the Vermont State Employees Association (VSEA), employees are subject to numerous workplace protections including the right to be compensated for injuries that occur on the job. Much like private employers, it is in the interest of worker’s compensation insurer to pay out as little as possible. This can cause a great deal of hardship for people who are injured, can’t work, and are unable to pay their bills. A Vermont workers comp attorney can make sure your rights as a state employee are protected and enforced.
Vermont’s state employees work across a broad spectrum of professions and carry out many essential duties that keep the Green Mountain state up and running. From public safety professionals like police and firefighters to truck drivers and construction workers, state employees face hazardous working conditions and serious injury, including:
- Back injuries caused by lifting, stooping, bending or reaching such as damaged vertebrae or discs
- Broken bones and torn ligaments or tendons
Whether you are a police officer who was assaulted by a criminal suspect or a construction worker who was exposed to asbestos on the job, you have the right to be compensated for your injuries. It is important to realize that qualifying injuries may not be as obvious as a broken bone or a back injury, and Vermont workers comp lawyer Joe Galanes can evaluate your benefits eligibility.
In some cases, state workers are eligible to apply for workers compensation benefits even if the injury isn’t immediately obvious. For example, a typist or information technology employee who is sedentary much of the day may, over many years, develop back problems caused by poor posture or improper ergonomics. Even though the medical condition is not readily apparent, a skilled workers comp lawyer can make the case that your disease is directly related to a job that requires you to sit for long periods of time.
Hire an Experienced Vermont Workers Comp Lawyer
Without appropriate legal representation, your claim for benefits can be slowed or denied. It is common for workers compensation evaluators to claim they never received medical records or to string applicants along despite the fact that the worker is clearly injured.
Attorney Joe Galanes is a Vermont workers comp attorney with more than 15 years of experience fighting for the rights of state employees. He knows how to deal with the State Office of Workers Compensation and make sure they respect the fact that you are injured and entitled to compensation. Call Galanes Law at (802) 698-8356 for a free, no-obligation consultation. If you don’t win, we don’t get paid!