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Changes to Nevada Workers Compensation Law for Stress (PTSD) Claims and Concurrent Wages After the Passing of AB 492.By Jason Weinstock on December 27, 2019 Posted in Average Monthly Wage,Concurrent wages,Legislative proposals,psychological injury
AB 492 was a “two birds with one stone” bill that was passed during the 2019 legislative session. The bill brought much needed changes to Nevada workers compensation law for both stress claims and the calculation of concurrent wages! Changes Made to the Statute for Stress Claims. NRS 616C.180 is the statute that governs claims … Continue reading Changes to Nevada Workers Compensation Law for Stress (PTSD) Claims and Concurrent Wages After the Passing of AB 492.
There are two ways a Nevada worker might receive treatment for a post-traumatic stress disorder under a Nevada workers’ compensation claim: 1) The claimant has an accepted claim for a physical injury and the PTSD is a compensable consequence of that injury and needs treatment. If so, the claimant might get some psychological counseling and … Continue reading Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder- Nevada Comp Law
I am excited to welcome Francesca Senior to my staff as new office administrator and legal assistant. Francesca has an amazing background in international horse horse show jumping as a professional rider and trainer. She brings her experience in the horse industry in barn management, sales and marketing of European sport horses, charity fundraising, and managing horse shows to … Continue reading Work-Related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
If you have a work injury in Nevada you are more likely to become depressed. If you do need a study to prove that there is a higher incidence of depression among workers with orthopedic injuries, you will be interested in the linked article from California psychologist Stephen Pfeiffer, Ph.D., He cites a study reported in the … Continue reading Depression and Work Injuries in Nevada
It’s good news for injured workers that at the last hour of the 2009 legislative session, on May 31, 2009, the Assembly and the Senate reaffirmed Senate Bill 195, overturning the governor’s veto. Section 3 of S.B. 195 requires that permanent partial disability evaluators continue to use the 5th edition of the American Medical Association’s … Continue reading Permanent Partial Disability Awards- 2009 Legislative Update
Some questions I receive from injured workers have nothing to do with workers’ compensation law, but are instead about how to make it through the difficult times following a work accident. Few people can pay all necessary bills for very long on workers’ comp benefits of only two-thirds of their average monthly wage. Most injured … Continue reading Surviving the Tough Times