When you are injured on the job in Nevada and you are unable to return to work, the last thing you need to worry about is how you’re going to pay for your medical care, cover your living expenses, and make ends meet. When your employer denies your work injury claim, however, financial worry can become overwhelming, hindering your ability to recover. Let the David Boehrer Law Firm shoulder the stress of your workers’ compensation claim. We’ll help you access medical care, negotiate with your employer’s insurer, and pursue your claim in court if necessary to make sure you get paid.
If you were hurt at work, give the David Boehrer Law Firm a call. Your first consultation is free. 702-750-0750.
Workers’ compensation insurance is required for all employers in Nevada. If you suffer a workplace injury and your claim is successful, your medical care will be paid for. Additionally, you will receive a portion of your lost income while you recover. If your disability prevents you from returning to work, you could receive monthly checks for the rest of your life. If your claim is not successful, however, you could be stuck with enormous medical bills and no income to help you provide for your family.
Although fault does not need to be proven in Nevada workers’ comp cases, employers and their insurers will go to great lengths to deny or minimize claims. They cite preexisting conditions, deny that accidents occurred, and downplay the impact worker injuries have on their physical and mental abilities. Even when a work injury settlement is offered, it may not be enough to cover the costs involved with your care and basic living expenses.
Workers’ compensation, however, often works in conjunction with other liability insurances when a third party is involved in the incident. If the injury was caused by negligence on the part of someone besides your employer, you may be eligible to receive a settlement from the third party in addition to your workers’ compensation coverage.
Workers’ compensation benefits in Nevada can provide the following types of benefits to injured workers.
Since all employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in Nevada, filing a claim should not be viewed negatively by management. In fact, it is illegal for your employer to harass you about a workers’ compensation claim or fire you because of the injury. If any of these things occur, or if your employer refuses to give you the necessary information about filing a claim, a personal injury lawyer with workers’ compensation experience should be contacted immediately.
In Nevada, the process for filing a workers’ compensation claim and retaining your rights to further legal action is extremely strict. If the injury isn’t reported and a claim isn’t filed within a specified time period, you may lose your right to recover compensation. For this reason, it is important to begin working with an injury attorney as soon as possible. While you may not need to file any additional claims above and beyond the insurance, only an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you make this decision.
Many workplace injuries, that escalate into legal filings, have caused permanent disability. While workers’ comp insurance will pay medical bills and lost wages, compensation is usually not enough to cover the costs of a permanent disability.
Enlisting the help of a workplace accident lawyer can make navigating the workers’ compensation claim process easier in a number of ways. These include:
David Boehrer Law Firm is customer-oriented, putting service and individual attention at the forefront with every client. We pride ourselves on receiving business from referrals, not from television advertising or flashy billboards.
Since we operate under a contingency fee basis, we only collect a fee from you if our accident lawyers are able to win a settlement. Find out how we can help with your workers’ compensation claim. Contact our Henderson law office at (702) 750-0750 to schedule a free consultation or fill out our online form.