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What happens when you are injured working for one employer, and you have two jobs and two different employers? This is called concurrent employment in the Nevada regulations If you are like most injured workers and you never talk to your claim’s adjuster, you might not know how important your second employment is … Continue reading Injured While Working for Two Employers?
For those with accidents occurring after July 1, 2013 through July 1, 2014, the maximum state average monthly wage is $5,290.70. That figure comes from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, Employment Security Division. That figure is the maximum amount that can be used as an injured worker’s average monthly wage if the … Continue reading Maximum Compensation FY 2014
A few of the benefits that Nevada injured workers overlook include the following: 1. Prescription coverage Make sure that your pharmacy has your claim number, and the phone and fax number for your adjuster. If the adjuster sends you a pharmacy card, be sure to use it. If your pharmacy tells you they are waiting … Continue reading More Money: Don’t Miss These Benefits
Some employers have a nasty way of reducing injured employees hours who are recovering from a work accident with temporary light duty work restrictions. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation called temporary partial disability benefits if your take home pay is drastically reduced. Here’s how to know whether you are entitled to these benefits, and … Continue reading Less Hours and Less Pay for Light Duty?
In Sierra Nevada Administrators v. Negriev, the Nevada Supreme Court held that when an injured employee reports tip income to his or her employer, that income is included in the average monthly wage calculation. The average monthly wage calculation is used to determine how much an injury worker receives for compensation benefits. The injured worker … Continue reading Untaxed Tip Earnings Included in AMW
For Fiscal Year 2013, which begins on July 1, 2013, the maximum average monthly wage used to calculate workers’ compensation benefits will be increased to $5,222.63. This is applicable to injuries on claims filed after July 1, 2013. If you have a claim established already, this increase will not affect your benefits. The maximum temporary … Continue reading Average Monthly Wage Increased for Fiscal Year 2013
When the adjuster sends you a benefit check if you are out of work due to your work accident, she should also send you a letter telling you how she calculated your average monthly wage (AMW). The AMW is the amount used to calculate your out-of-work compensation benefits and your permanent partial disability award. The … Continue reading Are Your Benefits Calculated Correctly?
There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that effective July 1, 2011, the mileage reimbursement rate for using your car to go to and from doctors and physical therapists visits increased from 51 cents per mile to 55.5 cents per mile. Injured workers must have traveled more than 20 miles one way … Continue reading Mileage Reimbursement Rates and Maximum Average Monthly Wage for Nevada Workers’ Comp Claims