Category / Topic Archives: Information Center
PPD Cost Rises In 2022.By Jason Weinstock on February 18, 2022 Posted in Information Center,Permanent partial disability awards
While the cost of a Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) exam usually falls on the workers’ compensation insurer. There are circumstances when the burden falls on the injured worker. Unfortunately, this burden just got a bit heavier for the injured workers to carry in these rare situations. Effective February 1, 2022, the cost of a PPD … Continue reading PPD Cost Rises In 2022.
Mileage Reimbursement Increased for 2022.By Jason Weinstock on February 4, 2022 Posted in Information Center,Mileage reimubursement
Effective January 1, 2022, the reimbursement rate for workers compensation related travel has been increased from 56 cents per mile to 58.5 cents per mile. See the Division of Industrial Relations’ memorandum here. Injured workers are eligible for mileage allowance under NAC 616C.150. Mileage is eligible for reimbursement if the injured worker is (1) traveling … Continue reading Mileage Reimbursement Increased for 2022.
SB 289 part 1 – New Apportionment RulesBy Jason Weinstock on June 25, 2021 Posted in Information Center,Legislative proposals,Permanent partial disability awards
This year’s legislative session was a big one, so big that I will need to break it down into separate blogs. There were three bills that passed this session, that will have an impact on workers’ compensation. The biggest of which was SB 289, which made changes to apportionment, who can sign C-4s, determinations sent … Continue reading SB 289 part 1 – New Apportionment Rules
The Nevada Supreme Court Says That PPD Benefits Can Be Paid After An Employee Retires.By Jason Weinstock on October 9, 2020 Posted in Information Center,Permanent partial disability awards
On October 8, 2020, the Nevada Supreme Court published their decision in Clark County v. Brent Bean, 136 Nev. Adv. Op. 65 (2020). The Court took the opportunity to agree with the District Court’s reasoning to deny Clark County’s Petition for Judicial Review that permanent partial disability (“PPD”) benefits differ from temporary total disability (“TTD”) … Continue reading The Nevada Supreme Court Says That PPD Benefits Can Be Paid After An Employee Retires.
New Workers’ Compensation Provider ListsBy Jason Weinstock on October 2, 2020 Posted in Information Center,Medial Providers
Previously, I wrote a blog about SB 381, which was a bill passed in the 2019 legislative session that changed how workers’ compensation developed and published their provider lists. SB 381 was codified in the Nevada Revised Statutes at NRS 616C.087. This new statute dictates how many doctors for each specialty an insurer must has … Continue reading New Workers’ Compensation Provider Lists
Las Vegas Workers Compensation Law AttorneyBy Jason Weinstock on September 28, 2020 Posted in Information Center
Timeline for Filing a Workers’ Compensation ClaimBy Jason Weinstock on September 4, 2020 Posted in Information Center
A quick look at the timeline for filing a workers’ compensation claim in Nevada. Contact me for a free consultation or case review.
If I Have A Workers’ Compensation Claim, Can I Find a New Job?By Jason Weinstock on August 7, 2020 Posted in Benefits,Information Center,Light duty
A lot of clients have this question. Frustration often sets in immediately after the injury, but can be made worse if the injured employee feels she is not being treated fairly at work, is not receiving TTD (pay for being out of work) benefits, receiving TTD benefits, or their employer is not following their work … Continue reading If I Have A Workers’ Compensation Claim, Can I Find a New Job?
New Treating Panel of Workers’ Compensation Doctors is Now Posted!By Jason Weinstock on July 3, 2020 Posted in Information Center,Legislative proposals,Medial Providers
In a previous blog post I talked about SB 381, which was passed in the 2019 legislative session. SB 381 created some much-needed changes and added regulation in how the Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) compiles their treating provider list. Prior to SB 381 the DIR’s treating provider list had over 4,000 providers, 50% of … Continue reading New Treating Panel of Workers’ Compensation Doctors is Now Posted!
Workers’ Compensation COVID-19 Update (6/5/2020):By Jason Weinstock on June 5, 2020 Posted in Information Center
On June 4, 2020, the Senior Appeals Officer at the Nevada Department of Administration, Appeals Division, released a statement regarding the Department of Administration’s plan to reopen. June 4, 2020, also marked the start of casino reopening, a major step in the economic recovery for Nevada. The Senior Appeals Office is putting in place a … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation COVID-19 Update (6/5/2020):
4 Steps To Take If You’ve Been Injured At Work.By Jason Weinstock on May 29, 2020 Posted in Information Center
Getting hurt anywhere can be a scary experience but can be even more frightening when it happens at work. On top of the pain associated with the injury, my clients often also express fear of losing their job and costly medical bills. It is important to remember that accidents happen, and Nevada’s workers’ compensation system … Continue reading 4 Steps To Take If You’ve Been Injured At Work.
Time deadlines for a Nevada Workers’ Compensation Claim.By Jason Weinstock on May 1, 2020 Posted in Information Center
A few weeks ago, I posted a blog regarding “5 Mistakes That Can Affect Your Nevada Workers’ Compensation Claim.” Number one on the list was missed filing deadlines. Filing deadlines refers to filing claims with the insurer, giving notice to your employer, and filing appeals to the Department of Administration. However, there are many deadlines … Continue reading Time deadlines for a Nevada Workers’ Compensation Claim.
What Are Nevada Workers’ Compensation Benefits?By Jason Weinstock on April 10, 2020 Posted in Benefits,Information Center
If you are injured at work, it is important to know what you are entitled to and what are Nevada workers’ compensation benefits. The Nevada Industrial Insurance Act (NIIA) is the act that governs Nevada’s workers’ compensation in conjunction with NRS 616 – 617 and NAC 616 – 617. In short Nevada’s workers’ compensation benefits … Continue reading What Are Nevada Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Update on How Coronavirus Impacts Workers’ Compensation.By Jason Weinstock on April 2, 2020 Posted in Information Center
It was on March 17, 2020, that Nevada Governor Sisolak closed all casinos and gaming establishments in Nevada and recommended the closure of all “non-essential” businesses. This has led to non-essential surgeries being cancelled, massive layoffs/furloughs, and the partial closure of the Department of Administration. Below is an update on how Coronavirus impacts workers’ compensation. … Continue reading Update on How Coronavirus Impacts Workers’ Compensation.
How the Coronavirus Has Been Affecting Nevada’s Workers’ Compensation Community.By Jason Weinstock on March 18, 2020 Posted in Information Center
The Nevada workers’ compensation community includes, but is not limited to injured workers, claimant’s attorneys, the Department of Administration, healthcare providers, third-party administrators, insurers, employers, and defense attorneys. The Coronavirus is affecting workers’ compensation for everyone in some way or another. The effect of the Coronavirus on Nevada’s workers’ compensation community is being felt the … Continue reading How the Coronavirus Has Been Affecting Nevada’s Workers’ Compensation Community.
If I Get the Coronavirus Will Nevada Workers’ Compensation Cover My Missed Work and Medical Expenses?By Jason Weinstock on March 14, 2020 Posted in Information Center
With growing concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the last few weeks, many are asking, “If I get the Coronavirus will Nevada workers’ compensation cover my missed work and medical expenses?” The answer is… probably not, unless you are a first responder or health care provider (paramedic, doctor, firefighter, or police officer). This is extremely concerning … Continue reading If I Get the Coronavirus Will Nevada Workers’ Compensation Cover My Missed Work and Medical Expenses?
5 Mistakes That Can Affect Your Nevada Workers’ Compensation Claim.By Jason Weinstock on March 6, 2020 Posted in Information Center
Nevada workers’ compensation claims can be confusing, frustrating, and entail a lot of claims management. The timelines for filing a claim and appealing determinations are frequent and rapid. I always recommend taking advantage of a free consultation and/or case review with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. However, if you insist on handling your claim on … Continue reading 5 Mistakes That Can Affect Your Nevada Workers’ Compensation Claim.
How Does Nevada Workers’ Compensation Work?By Jason Weinstock on February 28, 2020 Posted in Information Center
A question I often get is, “How does Nevada workers’ compensation work?” As I have explained in a previous blog post, workers’ compensation is an exclusive remedy in Nevada to compensate employees that are injured in the course and scope of their employment. The steps to filing a claim require that there be a specific … Continue reading How Does Nevada Workers’ Compensation Work?
More Changes From The Division Of Industrial Relations Just In For 2020.By Jason Weinstock on February 14, 2020 Posted in Information Center,Notice and filing
More changes from the Division of Industrial Relations just in for 2020! The Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) is a division within the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry, which is responsible for overseeing workers’ compensation in Nevada. The DIR has been rolling out changes ever since the end of the 2019 Legislative … Continue reading More Changes From The Division Of Industrial Relations Just In For 2020.
Top Reasons a Nevada Workers’ Compensation Claim Gets Denied.By Jason Weinstock on February 7, 2020 Posted in Claims,Information Center
Workers’ compensation insurance is a requirement for all employers, with one or more employees. It is meant to protect employer’s from negligence lawsuits when an employee is hurt in the course and scope of employment, but also meant to give the injured worker a remedy and to provide medical and compensation benefits when they are … Continue reading Top Reasons a Nevada Workers’ Compensation Claim Gets Denied.
Appealing a Hearings or Appeals Officer’s Decision.By Jason Weinstock on January 31, 2020 Posted in Appeals,Information Center
The deadline for appealing a Hearings or Appeals Officer’s decision is 30 days. This is a shorter time frame than the typical appeal deadline for determinations from the adjuster. Deadlines to appeal are quick, frequent, and jurisdictional in workers’ compensation. Jurisdictional in this sense means that if you fail to appeal a Hearing Officer or … Continue reading Appealing a Hearings or Appeals Officer’s Decision.
Why Do Worker’s Compensation Attorneys Appeal The Initial Claim Acceptance Letter?By Jason Weinstock on January 24, 2020 Posted in Information Center,Lawyers
One of the questions I receive from my clients is, “why do worker’s compensation attorneys appeal the initial claim acceptance letter and subsequent scope determinations?” This is a good question and often doesn’t make sense to injured workers’ when they are receiving the treatment they want or need. One of the reasons attorney’s appeal the … Continue reading Why Do Worker’s Compensation Attorneys Appeal The Initial Claim Acceptance Letter?
What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?By Jason Weinstock on January 3, 2020 Posted in exclusive remedy,Information Center
In a previous blog, I wrote about how workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for employees to recover benefits for an injury that occurred at work. Does workers compensation cover every injury that occurs at work? No, workers’ compensation doesn’t automatically apply to all injuries just because they occurred at work. The injury must arise … Continue reading What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
The Nevada Supreme Court Addresses the Traveling Employee Rule in Recent Decision.By Jason Weinstock on December 20, 2019 Posted in Appeals,Benefits,Information Center
The Nevada Supreme Court has not previously clarified how to treat an employee who travels for work and is injured while away. The question in Buma v. Providence Corp. Development is whether employees that travel for work are covered by workers’ compensation insurance and to what degree. The analysis starts with NRS 616C.150(1) that states … Continue reading The Nevada Supreme Court Addresses the Traveling Employee Rule in Recent Decision.
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