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Average Monthly Wage for Fiscal Year 2020 Increases. For Fiscal Year 2020, which begins on July 1, 2019, the maximum average monthly wage used to calculate workers’ compensation benefits has increased to $6,096.60. This is applicable to injuries on claims filed after July 1, 2019. If you have a claim established already, this increase will … Continue reading Nevada Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Injuries After July 1, 2019 (FY 2020).
An FCE is a Functional Capacity Evaluation that takes about 2-3 hours at a physical therapist’s office selected by the adjuster to help the treating doctor determine whether the injured worker should have permanent work restrictions. More and more treating physicians are requesting that they be done before the doctor gives permanent work restrictions. Unfortunately, … Continue reading What happens when your FCE is invalid?
Nevada employees whose work-related accident or occupational illness occurs after 7/1/15 are entitled to receive the lesser of 2/3 of their actual average monthly, or 2/3 of the state maximum average monthly wage of $5,426.25. If the injured worker was making more than the state maximum, she is only entitled to receive 2/3 of the … Continue reading Nevada Work Comp Benefits for Injuries after 7/1/15
Following every visit to your authorized treating doctor, be sure to ask the doctor or his assistant for a copy of the doctor’s physician progress report. There is a DIR-approved form that most doctors use, although some have modified the form to include their office address, phone number, and have slightly different boxes for slightly … Continue reading Physician Progress Report: Get one every doctor visit
After every visit to a treating doctor, the injured worker should make sure that he or she leaves with a copy of a physician progress report (PPR). Most doctors who are on insurers’ provider lists use the DIR- approved physician progress report form. However, some doctors have forms on their own stationery that have the … Continue reading Physician Progress Reports- Nevada Work Comp Info
When an injured worker is terminated, and the reason for job termination, are important. If an injured worker files a claim for an injury after he is fired or layed off, then the law presumes that the claim is not valid. Recently, the Nevada Supreme Court interpreted NRS 616C.150(2) in Levinson v. Milko, 124 Nev. … Continue reading Job Termination and Benefits