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Vermont Injured Employee Workers Compensation Benefits

Workers compensation employee benefit information for the State of Vermont

Vermont Workers Compensation Medical Benefits -

  • Medical benefits for injured Vermont workers are paid without regard to length of disability or amount of cost.

Who Chooses the Physician for Injured Workers in Vermont -

  • The Vermont employer can pick a company doctor for the injured workers first medical visit. After that visit the employee may pick their own doctor by filing a Form 8. This form is available to print from the Vermont government website: (www.state.vt.us/labind). The injured worker will need to provide a reason for selecting a new doctor.

Vermont Workers Compensation Disability Benefits -

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits:
    • There is a three-day waiting period before benefits can be paid. If an injured Vermont worker is out of work for more than seven days they will receive compensation even for the first three days.
    • An injured worker's wage paid is 66 2/3%.
    • The weekly payment minimum is $351, 50% of the Vermont state average weekly wage of the workers average wage if less.
    • The weekly maximum is $1,053, 150% of the Vermont state average weekly wage.
    • Maximum period of payments is for the length of the disability.
    • Note:
      • $10 will be added for each dependent under the age of 21.
      • Current Vermont state average weekly wage is: $702

  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits:
    • An injured worker's wage paid is 66 2/3%.
    • The weekly payment minimum is $351, 50% of the Vermont state average weekly wage of the workers average wage if less.
    • The weekly maximum is $1,053, 150% of the Vermont state average weekly wage.
    • The minimum period of payments is 330 weeks and the maximum period of payments is for the length of the disability.

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits:
    • An injured worker's wage paid is 66 2/3%.
    • The weekly payment minimum is $351, 50% of the Vermont state average weekly wage of the workers average wage if less.
    • The weekly maximum is $1,053, 150% of the Vermont state average weekly wage.
    • Note:
      • Non-scheduled injuries have a maximum period of payments of 330 weeks.
      • Non-scheduled injuries maximum amount is $347,490.


  • Vermont Workers Death/Dependency Benefits -

    • Vermont rules allow benefits to be paid to a workers' spouse, reciprocal beneficiary or family if the worker dies from a work injury. A spouse or reciprocal beneficiary receives benefits until age 62, receipt of social security, or until remarriage.


    Vermont workers Compensation Attorney Fees -

    • Attorney fees are allowed and set by rule at 20% with a maximum of $9,000.

    More specific workers compensation employee benefit information for this state can be found by following the link below. It will take you directly to the state web page containing employee's workers compensation rights and benefits:

    http://www.labor.vermont.gov/Portals/0/WC/wcbrochure.pdf



    Important Notice Please Read: All information on this page is provided only as a reference. While we strive to mantain accurate information on this site please realize workers compensation laws are complicated and subject to change at any time. If you need help with a workers compensation problem or have a specific situation or question please contact our office. Otherwise please consult your states governing authority or an attorney in your state of residency for assistance.


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