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Frequently I am asked by potential clients and current clients whether there is a settlement at the end of their workers’ compensation case or how much their case is worth. This question is often hard or impossible to answer. Sometimes, I can estimate whether I think you are likely to have a permanent partial disability … Continue reading 3 Things to Check to Determine If Your PPD Award / Workers’ Compensation Settlement Is Correct.
Older employees in Nevada who have a job accident resulting in an injury, or those who have an occupational illness don’t fare very well under our current workers’ compensation system. For the majority of injured workers who have a work injury or illness who only miss a small amount of time and need a few … Continue reading Older Injured Workers
When a claim is accepted, almost all insurers include a form that has a brief explanation of benefits available under Nevada workers’ compensation law. There is a lot of information included, and it is in fine print. Very few injured workers bother to read it. However, it does state that an injured worker must send … Continue reading Mileage Reimbursement Should Be Sent in Every 60 Days
There is a recent trend among insurers andtheir medical review companies to require a psychological evaluation before authorizing a low back surgery. Neurospsychologist Louis Mortillaro, PhD is asked to do many of these evaluations for the purpose of determining whether the patient is likely to benefit from a back surgery. Basically, the insurer doesn’t want … Continue reading Is Your Insurer Requiring a Psych Eval Before Authorizing Back Surgery?
The Immigration Policy Center reports that Latinos and Asians make up one-third of all Nevadans. 15% of registered voters in Nevada are immigrants or the children of immigrants. Immigrants comprised 25% of the state’s workforce in 2011. It is estimated that 10% of the state’s workforce in 2010 were unauthorized immigrants who contributed millions in sales taxes … Continue reading Immigrant Workers in Nevada Need to Know Rights When Injured
Before an injured worker undergoes a neck or back surgery, he or she should be familiar with a few medical terms and what specific procedure the surgeon is recommending. Ask your doctor to write down the name of the surgery, and have him explain exactly what will be done. If you or your adjuster … Continue reading Common Spine Surgeries for Injured 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
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
Most injured workers who call my office are fed up with delays in getting decent medical care or getting compensation checks from the workers’ compensation adjuster. Here’s a list of why you might be having problems: 1. Your claim hasn’t been accepted yet. The adjuster handling your claim for your self-insured employer, or the … Continue reading Why Nothing is Happening on Your Claim
Effective February 1, 2013, the Nevada fee schedule that governs health care providers under the Nevada workers’ compensation system, raised the PPD (permanent partial disability) reimbursement to $718.96. If the rating physician is rating more than two body parts, he or she can charge an additional $240.11 for each additional body part. For … Continue reading Cost of Rating Exams Up Again: Get It Right the First Time
The most important benefit under the Nevada workers’ compensation system is the injured employee’s right to get medical treatment. I have prior blog posts about the limitations on that right that are written into Nevada law, such as the limited right to choose a treating doctor. I also just wrote about insurers’ attempts to deny … Continue reading More Unfair Tactics Against Nevada’s Injured Workers