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  • Why Do Medical Providers Bill You When it is a Work Injury?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 26-Jun-2017

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. NRS 616C.135 states in relevant part that a provider of health care who accepts a patient as a referral for the treatment of an industrial injury or an occupational disease may not charge the patient for any treatment related to the industrial injury or occupational disease, but must charge the insurer. . . If a provider of health care, an organization for managed care, ...
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  • Marital Privilege - Understand the Processes

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 14-Jun-2017

    Under Nevada Law, no person can refuse to be a witness, refuse to disclose any matter, refuse to produce any object or writing, or prevent another from doing the same. NRS 49.015. This is true, unless you are granted a privilege. In order to preserve the confidential nature of certain types of conversations, the legal world has characterized certain communications as “privileged” so ...
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  • The Retroactive Problem with Retroactive Back-pay in Workers' Compensation

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 9-Jun-2017

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. Here is an all-too familiar hypothetical in workers’ compensation (“WC”). The insurer denies the claim, and the injured worker must then go before a Hearing Officer in order to get the denial reversed. Unless the injured worker knows their way around the system and applicable laws, it is always advised to be represented by an attorney at the hearing and ...
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  • Steps to Reopening Your Workers' Compensation Claim

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 26-May-2017

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. Step 1: Are you eligible? Nevada has lifetime reopening rights if you either 1) are off work due to the injury; or 2) received a permanent partial disability (“PPD”). Generally, you must wait one year before reopening if you have received a PPD. See NRS 616C.390. If you were not off work or did not receive a PPD, you must reopen your case within one year. Id. ...
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  • Injured on the Job: Who do you Sue?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 22-May-2017

    By: Kevin D. Kampschror When you get injured on the job in Nevada, you file a C-4 form within ninety (90) days which is a claim for compensation. The doctor you see will fill out the bottom half, and you will fill out the top half. The doctor who sees you will send the C-4 to the appropriate insurance company of your employer. Without the C-4, there is no claim and you cannot receive any benefits. ...
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