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The Nevada Justice Association, comprised of plaintiffs’ attorneys, has a small off-shoot group of workers’ compensation attorneys who represent injured workers. I joined this group, started by Billie-Marie Morrison of Craig Kenny & Associates this past year, and I’m glad I did. The attorneys who attend freely share their practice tips, and … Continue reading A New and Better Regulatory Agency For Nevada Work Comp Claims?
Last year when I contacted the Research and Analysis Supervisor of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Industrial Insurance Regulation Section of the DIR, I was told that only 31 benefit penalties were issued in 2011. I just received statistical information for Fiscal Year 2013 (July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013), and over this … Continue reading DIR Statistics Disappointing for Injured Workers
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, about a fifth of all workplace fatalities in Nevada were caused by a worker falling. Almost every serious fall injury I’ve handled in the Nevada work comp arena in the past fifteen years was caused either by the employer’s obvious failure to follow safe work practices, or the employee’s own unsafe actions. … Continue reading Bad News for Nevada Injured Workers Who Fall At Work?
I am asked so many questions about whether an injured worker can sue his employer that I have written an explanatory article entitled, “Can I Sue My Employer”. That article is in the Information Center at https://jhwlawoffice.com/can-i-sue-my-employer.php. I have included the citations to the Nevada Supreme Court decisions that discuss the exceptions to the exclusive remedy … Continue reading The Exclusive Remedy Rule
I am surprised that no one is discussing making changes to Nevada’s exclusive remedy law as one of many proposed solutions to the workplace safety problem. The recent U.S. House and Senate Committee hearings on Capitol Hill concerning OSHA’s role in investigating workers’ fatalities prompted a suggestion from Representative Dina Titus this week that criminal … Continue reading Time to Change Exclusive Remedy Law in Nevada