Matthew J. Vook
The workers’ compensation system can be confusing and a bit scary to those unfamiliar with it. Insurance companies know the system and know how to pay as little as possible. Some employers play “games” filing claims or providing appropriate information, which results in delayed medical treatment or unwarranted denials of claims. Injured workers need somebody to look out for their interests.
That is where Matthew Vook comes in. Mr. Vook a skilled attorney serving southern Idaho, focusing on the legal needs of the injured worker.
Matt has been with Petersen, Parkinson & Arnold since April of 2018. He resides in the Magic Valley and handles workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. He has fully litigated numerous cases and settled countless others. Matt is a council member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Idaho State Bar and presented at several workers’ compensation industry events.
In addition, Matt sits on the board of Kids Chance of Idaho, a charity that provides scholarships to children of workers who have been injured or killed on the job. His passion is to assist those who have been hurt on the job.
Matt Vook grew up in Boise and spent his summers working on his uncle’s ranch in Montana. Upon graduating from Capital High School, Matt enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a nuclear machinist’s mate aboard a submarine. After receiving an honorable discharge, Matt returned to Boise and worked for Micron Technology as a gas services technician. Matt sought to broaden his experiences and left Micron to attend Boise State University and eventually Gonzaga University School of Law. Matt ran his own law practice for a short time before working for the Idaho Industrial Commission and an insurance company. Having worked for all sides of the workers’ compensation system provides Matt a unique perspective to ensure that you get the most out of your case.
When he is not fighting for your rights, you will find Matt camping, gardening, or spending time with his family: wife – Ashleigh, son – Tanner, daughter – Athena, and miniature pig – Oswald.