It is also a no-fault insurance program—meaning injured workers and their families will not be able to sue the employer involved for negligence.
Work-related injuries can create many burdens for employees and their families. Shook & Stone’s Las Vegas and Reno workers’ compensation lawyers have helped countless victims and families navigate the claims process and receive the benefits they deserve.
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Injured workers must file claims within 90 days of an accident or within 90 days of discovering an occupational disease.
Here are some common benefits that an injured worker may be entitled to:
Workers’ compensation benefits will generally cover all medical expenses associated with a work injury or illness. It will also cover lost earnings—usually at a rate of up to two-thirds of the worker’s average monthly wage for the duration of their disability.
Injured employees are entitled to the following workers’ compensation benefits:
The Nevada workers’ compensation system covers all injuries and medical conditions associated with the workplace. The only exception may be if a worker intentionally injures themselves, or if the worker was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of their injury. Read more about what workers’ comp covers here.
Any type of worker—from an office assistant to a contractor—may be injured on the job. These accidents are covered by workers’ compensation, regardless of who may have been at fault.
In addition to work-related injuries, workers’ comp covers illnesses that are caused by workplace exposure, or the duties associated with one’s job. This includes cancer, various respiratory and lung conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive motion injuries, and more.
The workers’ compensation claims process is full of legal complexities, regulations, and guidelines that can be extremely frustrating. While injured workers should be focusing on their recovery, Shook & Stone knows that legal matters can create unwelcome burdens.
In order to alleviate stress, and ensure that you will be fairly compensated, a patient and experienced attorney from Shook & Stone can evaluate your case, determine how much you are entitled to, and handle all the necessary legal work on your behalf.
Employers in Nevada have specific responsibilities when it comes to employee safety and workers’ compensation. Virtually all employers are required to have workers’ comp coverage, and virtually all employees are covered. If you have questions about whether you may be covered, an attorney at our firm can help.
Even the most valid workers’ compensation claims may be denied the first time they are filed. If your claim was denied by your self-insured employer or your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider, you can take certain steps to challenge the decision.
If you did not receive a response to a workers’ comp request or your claim was denied, you may be able to request a hearing. Workers’ compensation hearings are overseen by hearing officers who consider the evidence and render a fair, impartial decision.
If the hearing officer who addressed your denied claim or workers’ comp dispute reached a decision that you do not agree with, you can file an appeal. It will be handled by an Appeals Officer who will independently review evidence that has been separately submitted by both sides. They will then choose to uphold, reverse, or remand the hearing officer’s decision.
If you have questions about workers' compensation in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, we have answers. Our frequently asked questions page offers basic insight regarding some of the most common questions related to workers' compensation, work accidents, and benefits for injured workers.FAQ Center
With more than 85 years of combined legal experience and more than $500 million recovered for our clients since 1997, Shook & Stone is prepared to handle your workers’ compensation claim. To set up a free case evaluation or to learn more about your workers’ compensation claim, call (888) 662-2013 today.
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