Workers’ comp insurance companies can make a settlement offer within a few days or weeks of receiving a claim. Insurers can make quick settlement offers in cases involving relatively minor workplace injuries or if the extent of injuries suffered is clear, making the calculation of the compensation owed relatively straightforward.
If you have been injured on the job, you will be relieved to know that necessary medical treatment for injuries that occur at work in Nevada should be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. There are several steps you should take to ensure you receive these benefits.
Nearly 3 million people are injured at work each year in the United States. The state of Nevada requires nearly all employers to carry workers' compensation insurance. Such coverage protects employees from the financial hardship of workplace accidents and injuries. The 2021 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index (WSI) lists the causes of the most debilitating workplace injuries – those that result in employees missing work for more than five days.
Jobs that require working in spaces above ground level result in higher-than-average injuries related to falls. Moreover, these injuries aren’t limited to construction, forestry, and similar jobs that take workers many tens or even hundreds of feet in the air.
Circus performers occupy a gray area within workers' compensation claims. Some workers may be classified as employees and others as independent contractors. A circus performer's work classification determines whether he or she can receive workers’ compensation.
Successful claimants for worker’s compensation in Las Vegas follow these basic steps: (1) confirm eligibility, (2) confirm the deadline to file, (3) report the injury, (4) get treatment, (5) and follow through on the claim.
Many foams used by fire departments contain toxins known to cause kidney, testicular, and pancreatic cancers. Routine exposure to these toxic chemicals poses a significant threat to the health and safety of firefighters across Nevada.
Since opening our doors in 1985, the accident lawyers at the George Bochanis Injury Law Offices have been committed to helping injury victims get full compensation after slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle crashes, workplace injuries, and other personal injuries.
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