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  • Myths About Personal Injury Law

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 21-Feb-2018

    When it comes to the law, many of us often lack experience or familiarity. Myths tend to permeate our discourse, making it difficult to discern the difference between truth and reality. If you were recently injured, however, and are now considering filing a personal injury case, these myths can influence the steps you take moving forward, possibly leading you to make unwise decisions. Do not base ...
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  • Should Soft Tissue Injuries be Taken Seriously?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 7-Feb-2018

    Some of the most common injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents are soft tissue injuries, particularly in incidents involving low-impact collisions. Unfortunately, these injuries are often disregarded as minor and not taken as seriously as they should be in many cases. While some soft tissue injuries are certainly minor and are not cause for concern, others have the potential to be serious, ...
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  • Top Mistakes Made After an Accident

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 30-Jan-2018

    Accidents happen all the time, but despite the fact that they are common occurrences does not lessen the impact of them. The aftermath of a motor vehicle accident can be overwhelming, traumatic, and even chaotic, leading to various types of mistakes that often compromise one’s chances of obtaining proper compensation. While it might be easier said than done, it is critical to try to remain ...
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  • Why You Should Not Post About Your Injury to Social Media

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 15-Jan-2018

    Social media is everywhere nowadays and many of us partake in the act of oversharing every aspect of our lives, no matter how mundane or eventful it might be. For the majority of people, this might not be too much of an issue, but for those who are currently in the midst of a personal injury case, posting on social media can derail the outcome of a case. Even if you are not making any posts that ...
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  • Workers' Compensation Claim is Accepted: What now?

    Posted By Kevin Kampschror, Esq. || 11-Jan-2018

    The insurer has thirty (30) days to accept or deny a workers’ compensation (“WC”) claim filed by an injured worker. Once the injured worker’s claim has been accepted, what next? The insurer will send out the claim acceptance via certified mail, and the claim acceptance will state what body part is accepted under the claim. What body parts are covered is commonly referred to ...
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  • Vocational Rehabilitation: What are my Rights?

    Posted By Kevin Kampschror || 22-Dec-2017

    Vocational rehabilitation (“VR”) is provided to injured workers when their industrial work restrictions become permanent, and the employer cannot accommodate those permanent restrictions. See NRS 616C.555; NRS 616C.590. Not all injured workers are entitled to VR. For example, if a performer in one of the Las Vegas Strip shows injures their foot, and the injury is severe enough that the ...
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  • When to Contact a Birth Injury Attorney

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

    Infant brain damage can lead to severe physical and cognitive harm, a lifetime of disability, and even death. Some birth injuries occur due to the natural trauma of the birthing process. Others, however, can be attributed to negligence, reckless behavior, or failure by medical professionals to follow proper procedures and exercise appropriate care during delivery. In cases of serious birth injury, ...
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  • Why Was My Social Security Disability Claim Denied?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 8-Dec-2017

    If you have applied for Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, you’re probably in immediate need of financial assistance to offset the cost of your debilitating injury or illness. Being denied can be exasperating and confusing, especially after you’ve undergone the tedious application process a time or two. Be advised that resubmitting multiple identical applications ...
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  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors: Friend or Foe?

    Posted By Kevin Kampschror || 1-Dec-2017

    Any injured worker whose restrictions become permanent from the work injury they suffered will then be eligible for vocational rehabilitation (hereinafter “VR”). See NRS 616C.590. If the employer is not in the position to offer a permanent light duty offer, the injured worker is entitled to VR. The injured worker will be assigned a VR counselor to begin looking at options of work that ...
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  • Uber & Lyft Accidents: What Injured Passengers Need to Know

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

    Rideshare applications, including services such as Uber & Lyft, have become immensely popular among Americans who value their convenience, affordability, and availability. While Uber & Lyft have proliferated in Nevada and other states across the country, its structure creates unique issues when it comes to car accidents and how injured victims pursue compensation through the personal ...
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  • Is your light duty job offer valid?

    Posted By Kevin Kampschror || 17-Nov-2017

    Injured workers will frequently be offered light duty work if a doctor has given the injured worker industrial restrictions that the employer is able to accommodate. However, there are requirements of the work regarding the light duty job offer. There is a specific statute that dictates what is required in order for the light duty job offer to be valid. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 616C.475(8) states in ...
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  • How to Prove Medical Negligence

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 7-Nov-2017

    Patients who suffer harm as a result of negligent medical care have the right to hold the responsible health care providers accountable by pursuing a medical malpractice case. These civil lawsuits allow victims to demonstrate that their injuries could and should have been prevented if not for medical negligence, and to recover financial compensation for the damages they incurred, including any ...
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  • #VegasStrong

    Posted By Kevin Kampschror || 30-Oct-2017

    On October 1, 2017, the Las Vegas community changed forever. This was a dark day for Las Vegas, our country, and the world. This senseless act impacted us personally, and will impact countless lives far beyond Las Vegas. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected by the attack. We are particularly grateful to those professionals and volunteers who responded to ...
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  • De Facto Denial: The Insurer is not Responding to the Injured Worker

    Posted By Kevin Kampschror || 13-Oct-2017

    Pursuant to NAC 616C.094(1)(a)-(b), within thirty (30) days after receipt of a written request relating to a claim made by an injured employee, an employer, a health care provider, or the attorney or other representative of any of them. . . the insurer, third-party administrator, or organization for managed care shall, in writing, notify the person making the request of its determination ...
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  • Injured on the Job: When did you tell your Employer?

    Posted By Kevin Kampschror || 22-Sep-2017

    Pursuant to Nev. Rev. Stat. § 616C.015, an employee or, in the event of the employee’s death, one of the dependents of the employee, shall provide written notice of an injury that arose out of and in the course of employment to the employer of the employee as soon as practicable, but within seven (7 ) days after the accident. The above law is the notice requirement for the time frame ...
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