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PPD Evaluation Exam Cost Rises in 2023By Jason Weinstock on May 27, 2023 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 rare situations when the burden falls on an injured worker. Unfortunately, this burden just got a bit heavier for the injured workers to carry. Effective February 1, 2023, the cost of a PPD evaluation for 2 … Continue reading PPD Evaluation Exam Cost Rises in 2023
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.
New 2020 Actuarial Tables Released On June 23, 2020, Go Into Effect On July 1, 2020.By Jason Weinstock on June 26, 2020 Posted in Permanent partial disability awards
In 2015 Attorney Virginia Hunt, along with a group of other claimant’s attorneys, determined that the Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) had been slacking on their statutory duties to update the actuarial annuity table used in the calculation of permanent partial disability (PPD) awards. It was determined that the actuary table being used had not … Continue reading New 2020 Actuarial Tables Released On June 23, 2020, Go Into Effect On July 1, 2020.
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?
Nevada Workers Compensation Law NRS 616C.145By Jason Weinstock on October 9, 2019 Posted in Information Center,Legislative proposals,Medical Care
Claimants love it and insurers don’t… the famous/infamous NRS 616C.145. Prior to the 1990’s Nevada workers’ compensation claims used to be liberally construed in favor of the injured worker, claims would move much faster, and the whole process was much less burdensome than it is today. It was in the 1990’s that the wind shifted … Continue reading Nevada Workers Compensation Law NRS 616C.145
Permanent Partial Disability Evaluations-2014By Jason Weinstock on July 13, 2015 Posted in Permanent partial disability awards
Thank you to Katherine Godwin, Supervisor of the Medical Unit, at the Devision of Industrial Relations-Workers Compensation Section, for providing me with the number of rating evaluations in Nevada for fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014). A total of 5405 ratings were assigned by DIR, with 1249 in the North, 3749 … Continue reading Permanent Partial Disability Evaluations-2014
Time Line for Permanent Partial Disability AwardsBy Jason Weinstock on June 15, 2013 Posted in Permanent partial disability awards
30 days after your doctor says you are stable and ratable, your adjuster must send you a letter scheduling your PPD exam. (The exam however, doesn’t have to take place within 30 days.) NRS 616C.490(2). 14 days after your rating exam, the rating doctor should send the rating report to the adjuster. NRS 616C.490(6). 14 … Continue reading Time Line for Permanent Partial Disability Awards
What Happens When? PPD Awards and Voc Rehab Buy-OutsBy Jason Weinstock on March 23, 2010 Posted in Permanent partial disability awards,Vocational rehabilitation
I have included a graphic to clarify what happens when the treating doctor tells the injured worker that he is "stable and ratable". I have divided injured workers who are stable and ratable into two groups, depending on whether the injured worker is released to go back to work full duty, or whether the injured … Continue reading What Happens When? PPD Awards and Voc Rehab Buy-Outs