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Problems with Your Vocational Rehab Counselor?By Jason Weinstock on May 15, 2013 Posted in Vocational rehabilitation
I was just sharing some war stories on line with other claimants attorneys about our experiences with particular vocational rehabilitation counselors. There is no question that some counselors do a poor job of assisting injured workers with realistic and fair plans for returning the injured worker to work. However, the injured worker can make the … Continue reading Problems with Your Vocational Rehab Counselor?
Undocumented Workers Should File ClaimsBy Jason Weinstock on April 15, 2013 Posted in Undocumented Workers
It is a surprise to most undocumented workers in Nevada that they have almost as many rights as documented employees and U.S. citizens under Nevada’s workers compensation system. Many injured workers without proper documentation worry about deportation or not having a job to go back to when they are done getting medical care. They … Continue reading Undocumented Workers Should File Claims
Undocumented Workers Are Entitled to Most Work Comp BenefitsBy Jason Weinstock on April 9, 2012 Posted in Español,Undocumented Workers,Vocational rehabilitation
Injured workers in Nevada who do not have proper written proof of their right to legally work in the United States are entitled to the same benefits as any other injured worker, except for vocational rehabilitation benefits. All injured workers are entitled to medical care for a work-related injury while working for a Nevada employer, even if … Continue reading Undocumented Workers Are Entitled to Most Work Comp Benefits
5 Huge Mistakes Injured Workers MakeBy Jason Weinstock on January 12, 2012 Posted in Claims
1. Going along with bad medical care You don’t have to accept substandard medical care just because you were injured at work. It is hard to correct a botched surgery. If you feel reluctant or have a gut feeling that the surgeon the insurer has assigned to you isn’t very good or isn’t listening to you, change doctors. You … Continue reading 5 Huge Mistakes Injured Workers Make
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?