Patrick L. Biggam

Patrick L. Biggam

Biggam Fox & Skinner
  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury
  • Vermont
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Summary

I have been practicing law in Vermont since 1979 and am a founding partner of Biggam, Fox & Skinner. 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. 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 Vermont Attorneys for Justice, and have worked closely with the Vermont legislature to make these improvements.

Education
Vermont Law School
J.D. / Law (1979)
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Honors: Cum laude
Georgetown University
B.A. / Philosophy
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Professional Experience
Partner
Biggam Fox & Skinner
- Current
Founding Member
Awards
Listed for Workers' Compensation Law (Claimants)
Best Lawyers
Professional Associations
Member
Vermont State Bar
Current
Past President
Vermont Association for Justice
Current
Member
Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group
Current
Member
Vermont Bar Association
Current
Board
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- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Vermont
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Call me at 1-800-INJURED for a free evaluation of your case.
  • Contingent Fees
    No fee unless we recover funds for client.
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Website
Biggam, Fox & Skinner
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Contact & Map
Biggam, Fox & Skinner Montpelier Office
453 Stone Cutters Way
Montpelier, VT 05602
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 995-4807
Telephone: (802) 229-5146
Fax: (802) 223-5225
Biggam, Fox & Skinner Burlington Office
95 St. Paul Street, Suite 300
Burlington, VT 05401-4486
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 995-4807
Telephone: (802) 861-7069
Fax: (802) 223-5225