What You Need to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Nevada

Know Your Deadlines to File Your Workers’ Compensation Claim in Nevada

Understanding the necessary steps and documents when you are filing a worker’s compensation claim in Nevada can simplify the process significantly. Whether you’ve suffered a minor injury or a significant workplace accident, it’s crucial to know your rights and what you need to initiate your claim. This guide aims to demystify the procedure, providing you with the clarity and direction needed to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to.

Know Your Deadlines to File Your Workers’ Compensation Claim in Nevada

The timeline of the claim process for filing a workers’ compensation claim in Nevada is critical. Missing these deadlines can jeopardize your ability to receive benefits. You have seven days to report the injury to your employer using a completed C-1 form. An appointment will be set up within 90 days for you to see a medical provider, and you will have to fill out your portion of the C-4 form. The medical provider fills out the rest. Your employer must submit this report within six days 

The insurer must respond to your claim within 30 days, and your request for benefits will either be approved or denied. A denial will include notification of your right to appeal the decision and the Request for Hearing form. The hearing is held within 30 days, and the claimant receives notification of the date within 15 days.

Required Documentation

Gathering the correct documentation is essential for a successful claim. While resolving a claim, compiling a comprehensive file that assesses the claim and establishes reserves is important. Key documents that must be included are as follows:

  • Initial Injury Report
  • Testimonies of the injured employee, the employer, and any eyewitnesses
  • Authorization for medical records (to access the employee’s health records)
  • Employer’s wage statements to compute the employee’s mean weekly earnings
  • All relevant medical documentation, including historical health records
  • Mandatory state workers’ compensation paperwork
  • Reports from law enforcement, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and other official accident reports
  • Reviews by independent medical examiners or peer assessments
  • Reports on vocational rehabilitation
  • Documents pertaining to subrogation
  • Communications regarding the second injury fund
  • Exchanges with the employee’s lawyer and the defense attorney
  • Correspondence with the Workers’ Compensation Board/Industrial Commission

Seeking Legal Assistance

Navigating the requirements of a workers’ compensation claim can be overwhelming. Consulting with a knowledgeable Nevada workers’ comp lawyer can provide invaluable guidance and representation. They can help ensure that your paperwork is complete, advise on the best course of action, and represent you in disputes or appeals, significantly enhancing your chances of a successful claim.

Jay Short, Attorney at Law: Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Jay Short, Attorney at Law, excels at guiding clients through the intricate process of claiming workers’ compensation in Nevada. Our practice is dedicated exclusively to helping individuals obtain the compensation they deserve for injuries or illnesses sustained in the workplace. We commit to helping you get awarded the benefits you deserve under Nevada law. For a free initial consultation, please call us at (775) 786-2006 at any time or reach out to us here.