Rights of Injured Workers
Laws Protecting Workers
The Nevada Revised Statutes provide extensive laws regarding
workers' compensation for employers, employees, and insurance companies in Chapters
617. Under these chapters, workers who have suffered injury while on the job
have certain rights that must be honored. These rights apply to their
eligibility for compensation, the type of compensation they deserve, and
the amount they must receive. Anyone seeking to understand employees'
rights should speak with a Las Vegas workers' compensation attorney
Employees' Rights to Compensation
First of all, every employee who has accepted the workers' compensation
offered by their employer has the right to
file for workers' comp in the event of an accident. As long as they did not cause the accident,
then they deserve to receive compensation from their employer's insurance.
Injured workers also have the right to
make an appeal if a workers' comp claim is
denied. Sometimes insurance companies deny claims due to a misunderstanding regarding
the cause of the
workplace accident or wrongfully deny coverage in an attempt to save money.
Every eligible employee has the right to compensation. This could be won
settlement agreed upon between the worker and the insurance company, or it could
be won through a court procedure with the aid of a workers' compensation
attorney. Employees also have the right to retain skilled legal representation
in the event of a dispute.
Why hire Shook & Stone?
Our firm has over 85 years of combined experience and has recovered over
$100 million in verdicts and settlements since 1997, proving our level
of skill and experience. We would love to review your case and help you
take the first steps toward fair compensation after a workplace accident.
Call today to speak with a friendly member of our legal team and engage in a
free initial case evaluation.