Vermont Workers Compensation Law
HomeAbout Erin GallivanThe Workers Comp SystemFirst StepsDenied ClaimWC BenefitsWeekly Benefits
Average Weekly WageMedical End ResultJob SearchMedical BenefitsMedical Bills Not PaidPreauthorizationPermanent Benefits
Vocational Rehabilitation Informal ConferenceFormal HearingMediationResources

Erin Gallivan, Esq.


Need more help? 

For a free consultation
Attorney Erin Gallivan

Even if you are not sure you 
need or want a lawyer​, 
feel free to contact me

call:  802-747-0610 

​or email

Meub Gallivan & Larson
65 Grove Street
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 747-0610

Disclaimer:  The information and material on this website are provided for information purposes only and should not be considered "legal advice." Access to the information on this website and/or sending an e-mail through this website does not establish an attorney-client relationship. I strive to maintain accurate information on this website, but errors or omissions may be present. The law is constantly changing and the outcome of a particular case depends on the facts and circumstances of that case.

Confused?  Have more questions?  CLICK HERE to contact Attorney Erin Gallivan.  
Erin Gallivan represents people throughout Vermont including:

Rutland and Rutland County, including Benson,Brandon, Castleton, Chittenden, Clarendon, Danby, Fair Haven, Hubbardton, Ira, Killington, Mendon, Middletown Springs, Mount Holly, Mount Tabor,Pawlet, Pittsfield, Pittsford, Poultney,Proctor, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Tinmouth, Wallingford, Wells, West Haven, West Rutland.  

Middlebury and Addison County: Addison, Bridport, Bristol, Cornwall, Ferrisburgh, Goshen, Granville, Hancock, Leicester, Lincoln, Middlebury, Monkton, New Haven, Orwell, Panton, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham, Starksboro, Vergennes, Waltham,Weybridge Whiting

Bennington and Bennington County, including Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Landgrove, Manchester, Peru, Pownal, Readsboro, Rupert, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland, Winhall, Woodford

Windsor County - Andover, Baltimore, Barnard, Bethel, Bridgewater, Cavendish, Chester, Chester Depot, Hartford, White River Junction, Wilder, Hartland, Ludlow, Ludlow Village, Norwich, Plymouth, Pomfret, Reading, Rochester, Royalton, Sharon, Springfield, Stockbridge, Weathersfield, Perkinsville, West Windsor, Weston, Windsor, Woodstock and Woodstock Village
Chittenden County - Bolton, Burlington, Charlotte, Colchester, Essex, Essex Junction, Hinesburg, Huntington, Jericho, Milton, Richmond, Shelburne, South Burlington, St. George, Underhill, Westford, Williston and Winooski.

Windham County - Athens, Brattleboro, West Brattleboro, Brookline, Dover, Dummerston, Grafton, Guilford, Algiers, Halifax, Jamaica, Londonderry, Marlboro, Newfane, Newfane Village, Putney, Rockingham, Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Somerset, Stratton, Townshend, Harmonyville, West Townshend, Vernon, Wardsboro, Westminster, North Westminster, Whitingham, Jacksonville, Wilmington, Windham and South Windham 

Orange County - Bradford, Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Corinth, Fairlee, Newbury, Orange, Randolph, Strafford, Thetford, Topsham, Tunbridge, Vershire, Washington, West Fairlee and Williamstown
Washington County - Barre, Websterville, Berlin, Cabot, Cabot Village, Calais, Duxbury, East Montpelier, Fayston, Marshfield, Marshfield Village, Middlesex, Montpelier, Moretown, Northfield, Northfield Village, Plainfield, Roxbury, Waitsfield, Warren, Waterbury, Waterbury Village, Woodbury and Worcester

Caledonia County - Barnet, Burke, West Burke, Danville, Groton, Hardwick, East Hardwick, Mackville, Kirby, Lyndon, Lyndonville, Lyndon Center, East Lyndon, Newark, Peacham, Ryegate, Sheffield, St. Johnsbury, St. Johnsbury Center, Stannard, Sutton, Walden, Waterford and Wheelock
First, some general pointers:
  • Save all documents sent to you by the insurance company and the Department of Labor.  
  • Keep copies of everything you send to the insurance company and the Department of Labor.
  • Ask the insurance company in writing to send you copies of all medical records it obtains, or get copies of all the medical records yourself.
  • If you have injuries to more than one body part, make sure you tell your doctor and the insurance company as soon as you realize it.
  • Get a written explanation of every decision the insurance company makes, including: 
          - Why it denied the claim
          - Why it is denying or refusing to pay a medical bill
          - How it came up with your Average Weekly Wage and your weekly benefit amount
          - Why it is terminating or lowering the temporary wage replacement benefit (TTD)
          - How it came up with the amount of permanency benefits (PPD)
  • Don’t sign anything unless you completely understand and agree with all the information on the paper you are signing.
This website is designed to help explain Vermont workers compensation law, which can be complex and confusing.  All workers compensation claims follow a specific process and there are detailed rules.  In order to make this information more accessible, I've tried to present it in everyday language, as much as possible, with the non-lawyer in mind.

If after reading through this site you still have questions, please feel free to contact me at or call me at (802) 747-0610.  I am happy to answer questions and provide information even if you aren't sure you need or want a lawyer.