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  • You're Fired! Can my Employer Fire me During my Workers' Compensation Case?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 27-Feb-2017

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. This is one of the most common questions I get when people come to retain my services. As with many other areas in law, it depends. There are a couple of procedural things to keep in mind. First, if you have been released to a full duty work status, your employer can terminate you at will, with no consequences. However, any remaining workers’ compensation benefits ...
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  • Using Social Security's Listing of Impairments to Obtain Benefits

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 21-Feb-2017

    By: James Crytzer The Social Security Administration uses what is known as the five-step sequential process for determining whether an individual is disabled for purposes of obtaining benefits. These steps include the following: Step 1. Is the claimant working? If so, is the claimant working at the SGA (Substantial gainful Activity) limit or over? If so, subject to some exceptions, the claim will ...
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  • What Should I Expect at my Social Security Disability Hearing

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 17-Feb-2017

    By: James T. Crytzer After being denied at both the Initial and Reconsideration Levels, your case will proceed (if appealed) to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”). The ALJ will be responsible for reviewing the entirety of your file, and soliciting testimony from the claimant and experts. If you have reached this stage, it is absolutely critical to be represented by an ...
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  • Uber and Lyft: Are the drivers really independent contractors?

    Posted By || 16-Feb-2017

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. Recently, a tragic accident happened in the Las Vegas area where an Uber driver was killed while working for Uber. [1] The driver, transporting passengers, was hit by a suspected drunk driver and killed. Based on working for Uber, the question becomes whether workers’ compensation will cover the deceased benefits. As everyone is likely aware, Uber and Lyft are in ...
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  • Permanent Partial Disability ("PPD") Rating: Are you Entitled to One?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 15-Feb-2017

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. NRS 616C.490(2) states that within thirty (30) days after receiving from a physician or chiropractor a report indicating that the injured employee may have suffered a permanent disability and is stable and ratable, the insurer shall schedule an appointment with the rating physician or chiropractor selected. . .(emphasis added.) In other words, if you may have a permanent ...
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  • The Effects of Drug and Alcohol Abuse on Your Disability Claim

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

    Author: James T. Crytzer We all know that there is no such thing as perfection. At Shook & Stone, we take our clients as we find them, complete with their all-to-human imperfections. As lawyers, we understand that our clients are merely reflections of ourselves, deserving of compassionate representation in spite their faults. With these thoughts in mind, it is fairly common that we are asked ...
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