Workers' Compensation & Personal Injury Lawyers in Vermont
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VSEA Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Vermont

Fighting to Protect the Rights of State Employees

State workers help maintain the proper functioning of Vermont’s infrastructure, from road work to the court system and law enforcement. But the work can lead to situations that put the State worker in harm’s way. Whether working with heavy machinery and materials or in the crossfire of crime, Vermont State workers can suffer injuries and illnesses that may entitle them to workers’ compensation benefits. Over the past almost forty years, Biggam Fox Skinner has successfully handled hundreds of cases for State workers and VSEA members. Let our Vermont State workers’ compensation attorneys help you navigate this time. We are an Advantage Program Service.

Reverse the State’s Poor Decisions

At Biggam Fox Skinner, we will help you reverse wrong decisions made by PMA, the insurer now handling all of the State of Vermont workers’ compensation claims.

These decisions can include:

  • Taking the full 21 days to accept or deny your claim when it is clear that you were hurt at work
  • Saying they didn’t receive your medical records when you know they did
  • Not reimbursing your mileage for going to appointments (maybe not even telling you about this benefit)

Injuries Sustained by State Workers

Perhaps you are unable to work because of a mishap with a loader, cement mixer, or scaffolding, or an accident involving a weapon, a criminal assault, or chemical exposure. You may have spine, neck, or back injuries from a motor vehicle accident suffered while working for a State agency. Or perhaps you fell at work, or you have a long-term illness, such as heart disease, from sedentary or high-stress work. Maybe you worked in a sick building. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for any of these injuries and illnesses.

There are several common workplace injuries for Vermont State workers, such as:

  • Neck, spine, and lower back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Orthopedic injuries to upper or lower extremities
  • Brain trauma
  • Fractures or broken bones

Get the VSEA member discount - Advantage Program

We offer VSEA members a discounted fee agreement because we respect the VSEA and what it represents. We are on your side when you are down and wondering if you will get what you need in your fight for proper compensation.

Join hundreds of your co-workers before you and speak to our VSEA work injury attorneys in Vermont for a free consultation. Call us at (802) 375-7603 to get started.

The Voices That Matter

  • Kelly is a true fighter with a brilliant legal mind.

    “I felt very respected, supported, and validated throughout this process.”


  • All my phone calls and e-mails were answered ASAP.

    “We were on a nice, friendly, professional basis. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again but hopefully not because of a tragedy like this one. I’m full of gratitude for them.”

    Sally R.

  • We reached out to Heidi at Biggam Fox Skinner, and that was the best decision we could have made.

    “I would highly recommend Heidi Groff. My husband was hurt at work in 2016, and a year later we were still trying to get help with which doctors he should see, and how to get compensation for the hours he could no longer work. Workman's Comp failed to tell us that he was entitled to a percentage of his weekly pay, nor did they disclose that all his medications associated with the injury would be paid through workman's comp. When we felt like we weren't getting the help we needed, we reached out to Heidi at Biggam Fox Skinner, and that was the best decision we could have made. Heidi immediately told us all the things we were entitled to that workman's comp either didn't tell us or didn't want us to know were available. We started getting regular checks, all his prescriptions were covered, and we had access to specialist that we were not able to access on our own. Heidi and her assistant Chris kept us informed every step of the way as to what to expect next, what they needed from us, and what we should be doing to get what we needed for support. Heidi was very honest and open through the whole process about what we should expect as the final outcome, and the process that it would take to get there. We are very grateful for all the help that we received along the way.”

    Tammy Grant

  • They expertly guided me through the legal process of my workman’s comp claim.

    “My legal team from BFS was Heidi Groff and Christine O’Neill. They expertly guided me through the legal process of my workman’s comp claim. All my questions were answered by phone or e-mail in a timely fashion. The final outcome was very adequate and I thank my team and the staff at BFS for all their help.”

    Barbara, Warren, VT

  • Within two hours I received a call from Attorney Fox and he informed me that the medical approval had been reinstated for the surgery.

    “ I cannot imagine any law firm doing a better and more complete job for a client than that which has been done for my family. ”

    Leland C.