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  • Can the Adjuster Communicate with your Doctor Behind your Back?

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

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. NRS 616D.330(1)(b) states that “An insurer, an employer, an organization for managed care, a third-party administrator, or the representative of any of those persons, the Nevada Attorney for Injured Workers or an attorney or other compensated representative of an injured employee shall not initiate. . . Any written communication relating to the medical disposition ...
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  • Your Claim is Now Accepted, so why is the Insurance Company Refusing to Pay Your Back Wages?

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

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. An all-too common scenario is where an injured worker files a claim, is denied, and then the injured worker is forced to go to court to fight the claim denial. This could be months from the actual date of injury. Once a Hearing Officer reverses the claim denial (you win), the Insurer must then accept the claim. If there is not motion for stay filed, the Insurer must ...
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  • Reimbursement for Mileage in 2017

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

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. Under the law in Nevada, any injured worker who traveled to an authorized doctor’s office either 1) more than twenty (20) miles one way, or 2) for a total of forty (40) miles or more during a week period shall be reimbursed for the mileage. See NAC 616C.150. That reimbursement rate is the same rate the IRS sets for mileage reimbursement for that particular year. In ...
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  • What you need to know about Workers' Compensation Claims Adjusters

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 3-Jan-2017

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. Everyone knows that doctors and lawyers have to go through extensive schooling and training. Everyone also generally knows that cosmetologists and nail technicians also need to obtain licensing in order to practice. What everyone does not know is that there is no licensing requirement for workers’ compensation adjusters in Nevada. There is no requirement from the ...
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  • Insurance Companies Playing Doctor

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 1-Jan-2017

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. If you are injured at work, you will have to deal directly with an insurance company through an adjuster. However, if you retain an attorney, you will never have to deal with adjuster unless there are extremely extenuating circumstances as your attorney will be the contact point for you. Either way, you may encounter an adjuster attempting to use the medical degree or ...
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