About Vermont Workers Compensation
About Erin Gallivan, Esq.
Getting hurt on the job can be one of the most difficult times of your life. You’ve been injured, you are probably in pain, and you don’t know how long it will take to recover. And if your claim is denied, you don’t have any income to pay the bills and support your family. Meanwhile, the insurance company, employer, and sometimes even your own doctors treat you as if you’ve done something wrong. As a lawyer, I cannot fix your injury or make people treat you better. But I can use my knowledge and experience to help you navigate the system and help you ensure you are getting all the benefits that the system provides.
Although I can’t take the case of every person who calls me, I can at least provide information to every injured worker in Vermont through this website. Handling your own workers’ compensation claim is a complicated process, and it is difficult to figure out if you’re getting all the benefits you are entitled to. That is why I wrote this site. I hope you find that it helps.
I graduated from Lehigh University in 1993 and Northeastern University School of Law in 1998. After law school, I clerked with a federal judge in Vermont. I worked at Meub Gallivan & Larson (and its predecessor firms Meub Gallivan Carter & Larson and Meub Associates) from 1999 until June 2020, and started my own firm with Chris Larson in July 2020. I live in Brandon, Vermont with my husband and two children.
What Is a Personal Injury Lawyer?
A personal injury lawyer represents individuals who are injured and helps them seek compensation from insurance companies. Most personal injury claims can only be brought if another person’s negligence caused the injury. Workplace injuries are the exception to that rule, in that a claim can be brought anytime someone is injured at work, regardless of whether there was negligence.