Workers' Compensation Defense

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Employer and Carrier Defense

Ellis Boxer & Blake PLLC has an extensive workers’ compensation practice, representing employers and insurance carriers in coverage disputes, administrative proceedings, trials and appeals. We have played an instrumental role in forming Vermont workers’ compensation law at the appellate level and have advocated in several of the most important Vermont Supreme Court and Department of Labor decisions on workers’ compensation, including:

Smiley v. State of Vermont, Op. No. 15-13WC (June 3, 2013)
Knoff v. Josef Knoff Illuminating, Op. No. 25-12WC (October 15, 2012)
Holmes v. State of Vermont, Op. No. 18-12WC (June 21, 2012)
Smiley v. State of Vermont, Op. No. 12-12WC (April 15, 2012)
Goodwin-Abare v. State of Vermont, Agny of Human Services, Op. No. 41-11WC (December 14, 2011)
Mariani v. Kindred Nursing Home, Op. No. 34-11WC (November 2, 2011)
Knoff v. Josef Knoff Illuminating, Op. No. 13-11WC (June 2, 2011)
Marshall v. State of Vermont, Vermont State Hospital, Op. No. 01-11WC (January 25, 2011)
Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. v. Estate of Keenan, 2007 VT 86
Travelers Insurance v. Henry, 2005 VT 68
Sanz v. Douglas Collins Construction, 2006 VT 102
Laumann v. Vermont Department of Public Safety, 2004 VT 60
Ethan Allen v. Bressette-Roberge, 174 Vt. 518 (2002)
Pacher v. Fairdale Farms, 166 Vt. 626 (1997)
Clodgo v. Rentavision, 166 Vt. 548 (1997)
Coburn v. Frank Dodge & Sons, 165 Vt. 529 (1996)

Call us at (802) 885-2141, or email an attorney from our Workers-Compensation practice group:

And see our workers-compensation law newsletter, The Defense View, for more information about workers-compensation law in Vermont.