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Nevada worker’s compensation entitles you to medical care and income benefits if you have been injured on your job. If you have experienced an injury while at work, lost time and lost wages from your job, please don’t waste any more time and seek competent legal counsel immediately.

Claims Process

We Help You Get What You Deserve

Worker’s compensation is no-fault insurance program which means the injured worker is filing a claim against the insurance company not his employer. Work related injures create many burdens for the employee and his family through lost wages and medical treatment. We can assist the injured worker through the claims process and help him receive the benefits they deserve.

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Understanding Worker’s Compensation Benefits

Workers compensation benefits generally cover all medical expenses resulting from a work injury. The benefits can also cover lost earnings. Nevada law requires most businesses to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect workers from the cost and adverse impacts of work-related injuries and illnesses.

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Filing a claim

In order to receive compensation for your work injury, there are very specific guidelines that must be followed. Under Nevada Workers’ Compensation Law, there are certain notifications that must be made, forms must be filled out, and deadlines must be met. Don’t go through it alone, contact an experienced workers compensation attorney today.

1. Reporting your injury
First and foremost, you should report your workplace injury to your employer. No matter the severity of the injury at the time. An injury report can be vital record of the incident if medical treatment is sought for the condition in the future. The form you will need to fill out is form C-1, Notice of Injury or Occupational Disease-Incident Report. Be sure to get a copy for your records. Under Nevada Law, injured workers only have seven (7) days to notify employers of their injuries.

2. Complete Additional Forms
When you seek medical care due to a work injury, you will need to have the medical provider fill out and provide you a copy of the form C-4, which is an Employer’s Claim for Compensation/Report of Initial Treatment. The C-4 form must be filed with the insure with in 90 days from the date of the injury.

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Do you need a Lawyer

When you are injured at work, the insurance company has a team of dedicated staff and attorneys that are tasked to minimize or deny your claim. We help you through the claims process and ensure you have a chance to recover for your injuries- physically and financially.

Denied Worker’s Compensation Claim

Even valid worker’s compensation claims are denied from time to time. If your claim was denied, then please call us . We can challenge the decision and get you just compensation for your injuries.

Requesting a Hearing

If you do not receive a response to your worker’s compensation claim or if your claim is denied, then you may be entitled to a hearing. Worker’s compensation hearings are administered by a hearing officer who considers the evidence and renders a fair and impartial decision.

Worker’s Compensation Appeals

If the hearing officer reached a decision on your claim that you do not agree with, then you can file an appeal. The Appeal will be handled by the Appeals Office with a dedicated Appeals Officer assigned to your claim. The Appeals Officer will independently review the submitted evidence from both parties. After review, the Appeals Officer renders his/her decision whether to uphold, reverse or remand the hearing officer’s decision.

Answers to

Frequently Asked Workers’ Compensation Questions

How soon should I report the injury?

When you are injured on the job, you must report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. Delay in reporting your injury could result in denial of the claim and lead to a delay in compensation. To properly document your work related injury, you need to fill out a Notice of Occupational Injury or Disease form or a C-1 form within 7 days. This form should be provided to you by your employer.

What should I do if I am injured at work?

When you are injured on the job, you must report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. Delay in reporting your injury could result in denial of the claim and lead to a delay in compensation. To properly document your work related injury, you need to fill out a Notice of Occupational Injury or Disease form or a C-1 form within 7 days. This form should be provided to you by your employer.

What does Workers' Compensation cover?

When you receive an injury at work, the benefits vary depending on the type of injury sustained. You are entitled to receive medical treatment for your injuries as well as compensation for extended periods of work you will miss due to recovering from your injury and your inability to work. If your physician feels that your injury is permanent, it is possible you can receive compensation based on a disability rating. If you are unable to return to your previous job due to restrictions from your injury, you might also be entitled to vocational rehabilitation.

Can I be fired for filing a workers' compensation claim?

No. An employer cannot fire you solely for filing a workers compensation claim.

What is the cost to retain your services?

There is no upfront cost. We are paid on contingency basis which means the payment from legal fees comes out of your recovery. If you do not receive compensation, there is no fee.

Why do I need a Workers' Compensation attorney to file a claim?

You are not required to retain an attorney to pursue a workers’ compensation claim. Many claims for smaller or less serious injuries can be easily handled without legal representation. For more serious injuries such as those that require lengthy treatment or surgery, legal assistance should be considered as an experienced attorney can help you maximize the quality of care you receive, as well as the amount of compensation you receive for your claim. Many people feel more comfortable with someone who is experienced with the process to help them with their workers’ compensation claim, others have issues arise in their claim process such as unpaid medical bills, termination of claim benefits, or are dissatisfied with their medical care. There are many reasons to seek an attorney when you have been injured on the job. to find out if representation could be beneficial to you, please contact our office for a free case evaluation.

I just received a letter that my workers' compensation claim has been denied, what do I do now?

When a workers’ compensation claim is filed, the third party administrator has 30 days to accept or reject your claim. Even if you receive a denial from the administrator, it does not always mean you are not entitled to benefits and compensation. You have 70 days request a hearing to protect your claim rights. To help protect those rights, contact our office for a free consultation.

I was hurt 10 years ago and my claim was closed but now I am having problems with my old injury and my doctor told me I need another surgery, can I reopen my claim?

There are specific rules to reopening a closed workers’ compensation claim in Nevada. Depending on the circumstances before your claim was closed, it is possible to reopen a claim and receive medical treatment as well as additional benefits. If your physician believes that your work related injury has worsened and requires additional medical treatment, contact our office for a free consultation in regards to reopening your workers’ compensation claim.

I was told that my claim is going to be closed with no rating and I am still having issues with my work injury.

If you have been informed your claim is being closed with no rating and you have an injury that still effects your ability to function, seek the advice of a reputable attorney to help protect your workers’ compensation rights.

I was involved in an automobile accident while at work, do I need a personal injury attorney or a workers' compensation attorney?

If you are involved in an auto accident while working, you need an attorney familiar with both personal injury claims as well as workers’ compensation claims. Both areas of law are very different and have different rules, to protect your rights, be sure to contact an attorney who is experienced in both areas.

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