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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
Should I Hire a Workers Comp Lawyer or Do It Myself?By Jason Weinstock on December 5, 2022 Posted in Lawyers
When an employee suffers a work-related injury, they may be entitled to compensation from their employer. However, if they do not have legal representation, they could lose out on important workers compensation benefits. When someone has been injured at work, I understand the first instinct isn’t to hire a lawyer. However, having a lawyer on … Continue reading Should I Hire a Workers Comp Lawyer or Do It Myself?
Workers Compensation Vs. Personal Injury LawsuitsBy Jason Weinstock on November 17, 2022 Posted in Lawyers
Workers’ comp vs. personal injury lawsuits – what’s the difference? Get the facts about these two types of cases. In Nevada, employers must provide workers’ compensation insurance for employees injured on the job. This coverage provides medical care, disability payments, and other benefits to injured workers. Workers Comp vs. Personal Injury Lawsuits: What’s The Difference? … Continue reading Workers Compensation Vs. Personal Injury Lawsuits
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.
SB 289 part 1 – New Apportionment RulesBy Jason Weinstock on June 25, 2021 Posted in Information Center,Legislative proposals,Permanent partial disability awards
This year’s legislative session was a big one, so big that I will need to break it down into separate blogs. There were three bills that passed this session, that will have an impact on workers’ compensation. The biggest of which was SB 289, which made changes to apportionment, who can sign C-4s, determinations sent … Continue reading SB 289 part 1 – New Apportionment Rules
3 Things to Check to Determine If Your PPD Award / Workers’ Compensation Settlement Is Correct.By Jason Weinstock on August 14, 2020 Posted in Permanent partial disability awards
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.
If I Have A Workers’ Compensation Claim, Can I Find a New Job?By Jason Weinstock on August 7, 2020 Posted in Benefits,Information Center,Light duty
A lot of clients have this question. Frustration often sets in immediately after the injury, but can be made worse if the injured employee feels she is not being treated fairly at work, is not receiving TTD (pay for being out of work) benefits, receiving TTD benefits, or their employer is not following their work … Continue reading If I Have A Workers’ Compensation Claim, Can I Find a New Job?
Nevada Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Injuries After July 1, 2020 (FY 2021).By Jason Weinstock on July 10, 2020 Posted in Average Monthly Wage
For Fiscal Year 2021, which began on July 1, 2020, the maximum average monthly wage used to calculate workers’ compensation benefits has increased to $6,275.73. This is applicable to injuries on claims filed after July 1, 2020. If you have a claim established already, this increase will not affect your benefits. The maximum temporary total … Continue reading Nevada Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Injuries After July 1, 2020 (FY 2021).
New Treating Panel of Workers’ Compensation Doctors is Now Posted!By Jason Weinstock on July 3, 2020 Posted in Information Center,Legislative proposals,Medial Providers
In a previous blog post I talked about SB 381, which was passed in the 2019 legislative session. SB 381 created some much-needed changes and added regulation in how the Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) compiles their treating provider list. Prior to SB 381 the DIR’s treating provider list had over 4,000 providers, 50% of … Continue reading New Treating Panel of Workers’ Compensation Doctors is Now Posted!
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.
Workers’ Compensation COVID-19 Update (6/5/2020):By Jason Weinstock on June 5, 2020 Posted in Information Center
On June 4, 2020, the Senior Appeals Officer at the Nevada Department of Administration, Appeals Division, released a statement regarding the Department of Administration’s plan to reopen. June 4, 2020, also marked the start of casino reopening, a major step in the economic recovery for Nevada. The Senior Appeals Office is putting in place a … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation COVID-19 Update (6/5/2020):
4 Steps To Take If You’ve Been Injured At Work.By Jason Weinstock on May 29, 2020 Posted in Information Center
Getting hurt anywhere can be a scary experience but can be even more frightening when it happens at work. On top of the pain associated with the injury, my clients often also express fear of losing their job and costly medical bills. It is important to remember that accidents happen, and Nevada’s workers’ compensation system … Continue reading 4 Steps To Take If You’ve Been Injured At Work.
How the Coronavirus Has Been Affecting Nevada’s Workers’ Compensation Community.By Jason Weinstock on March 18, 2020 Posted in Information Center
The Nevada workers’ compensation community includes, but is not limited to injured workers, claimant’s attorneys, the Department of Administration, healthcare providers, third-party administrators, insurers, employers, and defense attorneys. The Coronavirus is affecting workers’ compensation for everyone in some way or another. The effect of the Coronavirus on Nevada’s workers’ compensation community is being felt the … Continue reading How the Coronavirus Has Been Affecting Nevada’s Workers’ Compensation Community.
If I Get the Coronavirus Will Nevada Workers’ Compensation Cover My Missed Work and Medical Expenses?By Jason Weinstock on March 14, 2020 Posted in Information Center
With growing concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the last few weeks, many are asking, “If I get the Coronavirus will Nevada workers’ compensation cover my missed work and medical expenses?” The answer is… probably not, unless you are a first responder or health care provider (paramedic, doctor, firefighter, or police officer). This is extremely concerning … Continue reading If I Get the Coronavirus Will Nevada Workers’ Compensation Cover My Missed Work and Medical Expenses?
What is an Occupational Disease?By Jason Weinstock on December 7, 2019 Posted in Information Center,Occupational Illnesses
Occupational diseases are what you probably think they are… a disease or illness that you have developed or contracted through your employment. Different from an occupational injury, occupational diseases/illnesses often have gradual onsets rather than one specific traumatic occurrence. Occupational diseases can be anything from carpel tunnel syndrome, silicosis, mesothelioma, heart disease, lead poisoning and … Continue reading What is an Occupational Disease?
Picking a Workers’ Compensation Doctor in Nevada.By Jason Weinstock on November 8, 2019 Posted in Information Center,Medial Providers,Medical Care
Nevada workers’ compensation doctors are typically picked from the workers’ compensation insurer’s provider list. What does that even mean? Workers’ compensation insurance companies have a list of doctors who are in their network and are willing to see injured workers. Recent changes in the law effective in January 2020 will require these insurance companies to … Continue reading Picking a Workers’ Compensation Doctor in Nevada.
What Does Workers’ Compensation Being An Exclusive Remedy Mean?By Jason Weinstock on October 18, 2019 Posted in Information Center,Miscellaneous
All too often I hear from client’s “I don’t want to sue my employer… I love where I work!” Occasionally, I will also hear, “I hate my employer… this is all their fault, can I sue them?” My response to both of these clients is the same. In Nevada, an injured worker can not sue … Continue reading What Does Workers’ Compensation Being An Exclusive Remedy Mean?
I filed a workers’ compensation claim, do I need an attorney?By Jason Weinstock on October 4, 2019 Posted in Claims,Lawyers
Not necessarily! If your claim is running smoothly, you are getting the treatment you need, and you are receiving all your benefits, then proceed on your own. However, there are benefits to having an attorney that is knowledgeable regarding workers’ compensation law. What benefits are there in having an attorney’s assistance? A knowledgeable workers’ compensation … Continue reading I filed a workers’ compensation claim, do I need an attorney?