Workers' Compensation & Personal Injury Lawyers in Vermont
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Patrick Biggam, PartnerPatrick Biggam

Vermont Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Lawyer

I have been practicing law in Vermont since 1979 and am a founding partner of the firm. I take great satisfaction in fighting for injured workers or accident victims who are being treated unfairly by insurance companies.

Before starting my legal career, I worked in many different job settings. I was a schoolteacher, hospital aide, factory worker, construction laborer, and farm hand. I understand the difficulties that face workers in these different job sites, and the problems that arise when you are injured.

First and foremost, I want to understand the needs of my client. That requires careful listening to them as they relate their story and what brought them to me. After that, I consider their situation and offer them legal advice based on my experience and my understanding of the law. My role is to be a good counselor to them and to explain what remedies are legally available to them. Next, I become an advocate for them, and I fight for them to get what they are entitled to receive.

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One important legal issue I helped clarify was the right to vocational rehabilitation for injured workers. When my client was denied any meaningful vocational rehabilitation to return her to work, through an unjust interpretation of the law by the Department of Labor, I took her case to the Vermont Supreme Court. We won the case, and our client was able to get her Master’s degree in counseling paid for by the insurance company. Even more importantly, the decision changed the way the Department of Labor treated all other injured employees in Vermont receiving vocational rehabilitation services.

I value education and family safety, and over the years I have advocated for improvements in our workers’ compensation system and personal injury laws. I am past president of the Vermont Association for Justice, and have worked closely with the Vermont legislature to make these improvements.

Practice Focus
Workers' compensation law
Personal injury law

B.A., Georgetown University (1969)
J.D. (cum laude), Vermont Law School (1979)

Listed in Best Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Listed in Super Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017

Professional Affiliations
Vermont Association for Justice, past president
Vermont Bar Association
Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group
Washington County Bar Association

Professional Development
Pat has served as the president of the Vermont Association for Justice and is a member of their board of directors. He often lectures on workers' compensation law.

Patrick Biggam, Partner

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