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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.
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.
Filling 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.