Being injured on the job can have serious impacts on a person’s life, and if you’ve recently sustained a work-related injury in Vermont, you are most likely wondering about what the workers’ compensation benefits in Vermont are. Please continue reading and speak with AllianceMeds to learn more about these benefits and how our team can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Will I qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in Vermont?
The first thing that you should understand is that Vermont law states that any business that hires one or more part or full-time employees will have to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Therefore, if you’ve been injured on the job or you’ve contracted a work-related illness, you will most likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.
What are the workers’ compensation benefits in Vermont?
Those who are injured on the job or those who contract work-related illnesses should qualify for various potential workers’ compensation benefits. For example, after sustaining a work-related injury, you should receive medical benefits to cover the cost of your medical bills. You should also receive benefits to cover any lost wages you’ve incurred as a result of being unable to return to work. You may also receive vocational rehabilitation or permanency benefits, depending on the circumstances and severity of your injury or medical condition. Finally, if your spouse or family member lost his or her life in a work-related injury or due to a work-related illness, you may receive death benefits.
What is the workers’ compensation claims process like?
Here in Vermont, if you’ve been injured on the job, it is imperative that you notify your employer of your injury immediately. From here, you should seek immediate medical treatment, and your employer should report the injury within three days, and you should also receive a copy of the report your employer filed. Finally, within 21 days of receiving your claim, your employer’s insurance company should respond as to whether you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. As long as you qualify, you should receive these benefits shortly. If you have any additional questions regarding the workers’ compensation claims process in Vermont or how AllianceMeds can assist you on your road to recovery, please do not hesitate to give us a call today.
If you have become the victim of an on-the-job injury, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney and the doctor that is treating you to determine how to make the process as easy as possible. AllianceMeds understands that a workplace accident can be challenging and is here to help. We will deliver your medication to your door using overnight delivery and cover any out-of-pocket expenses that may arise. If you have any questions about how we can help, contact AllianceMeds today.