On top of having your medical bills paid for all reasonable and necessary treatments, you are eligible to obtain temporary disability payments and permanent disability rewards.
While you are temporarily disabled and can’t work, you will be allowed to receive temporary total disability (TTD) benefits. TTD payments are two-thirds of your average monthly wages, up to a maximum of $4,183.82 per month (as of July 1, 2020).
You can continue to receive TTD until your doctor decides that you’ve reached maximum medical improvement (MMI). Essentially, your condition has recovered as far as possible and won’t likely improve in the next year.
Assuming that you can return to part-time or modified work while you’re recovering, you may then be qualified for temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits.
TPD benefits are available for workers to ensure they receive at least what they would receive under TTD. These benefits are available to you for up to two years.
Should you be found to be totally and permanently disabled, this is known as permanent total disability (PTD). Under this condition, you will receive two-thirds of your average monthly wages for as long as your PTD status remains.
Specific injuries, such as total blindness or amputation of both legs, are so severe that they are considered PTDs. Other injuries may also qualify, but the worker must be unable to obtain gainful employment in general.
For permanent partial disability (PPD), your doctor will look at your condition and assign a percentage value to your overall impairment, from 1% to 100% (known as an Impairment Rating). For injuries on January 1, 2000, (per NRS 616C.490.7(d)) and later, for 1% of your Impairment Rating, you will receive 0.6% of your average monthly wage.
You will continue to receive monthly PPD payments until the age of 70. However, employees older than 65 will generally receive payments for five years, regardless of whether they exceed age 70 in that time.