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Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada LawBy Jason Weinstock on July 26, 2014 Posted in Benefits
Temporary partial disability benefits (TPD) are benefits that may be payable under the following circumstances: 1. You are working a temporary light duty job at a lesser wage because your duties are different, or you are making the same wage but your employer has reduced your hours each week; 2. You have a permanent job … Continue reading Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada Law
Does Your Employer Need to Keep You When You Have Permanent Work Restrictions?By Jason Weinstock on July 20, 2014 Posted in Permanent Work Restrictions
Let’s assume that you have an accepted workers’ compensation claim in Nevada, and that your treating doctor has just released you with permanent work restrictions that would ordinarily prevent you from being hired or going back to your regular duties at the job you had when you were injured. The question is whether your … Continue reading Does Your Employer Need to Keep You When You Have Permanent Work Restrictions?
The First 30 Days of Your Nevada Work Comp ClaimBy Jason Weinstock on April 13, 2013 Posted in Claims
The first 30 days of a serious job injury claim are confusing and scary. Here are a few important tips : Keep a copy of the C-4 Claim for Compensation form that you filled out to start the claims process when you first got medical care. Check it to see whether you were taken … Continue reading The First 30 Days of Your Nevada Work Comp Claim
Less Hours and Less Pay for Light Duty?By Jason Weinstock on October 24, 2012 Posted in Light duty
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?
Can You Be Fired While You Have a Nevada Comp Claim?By Jason Weinstock on May 1, 2012 Posted in Job termination,Light duty
Both employers and injured workers are unsure about the law on firing an injured worker who is actively treating with a doctor on an accepted workers’ compensation claim in Nevada. Most people know that an injured worker cannot be fired simply because he or she files a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. There is an … Continue reading Can You Be Fired While You Have a Nevada Comp Claim?
Unfairly Surprised by Your Doctor’s Work Release?By Jason Weinstock on February 10, 2012 Posted in Medical Care
I caution all injured workers to look carefully at the physician progress report (PPR) they are handed at the end of each visit to their doctor assigned to treat their industrial injury. Most doctors and clinics that are on the various third-party administrators’ medical provider lists use the D-39 form approved by the DIR. Sometimes the clinic or doctor … Continue reading Unfairly Surprised by Your Doctor’s Work Release?
Thinking of Starting Your Own Business After Your Work Injury?By Jason Weinstock on October 10, 2011 Posted in Vocational rehabilitation
The reality is that many injured workers are not offered permanent light duty jobs by their employers after their treating doctors give them permanent work restrictions that prevent them from going back to their usual jobs. Employers cannot be forced under Nevada workers’ compensation law to give permanent light duty jobs to injured employees. Instead, … Continue reading Thinking of Starting Your Own Business After Your Work Injury?