In Nevada, workers’ compensation benefits are available to employees who have suffered an injury or illness while working or conducting company business. Benefits may include medical expenses, including hospital visits, doctor visits, physical therapy, medications, prostheses, and related services; disability payments for periods of temporary or permanent partial or total disability; death benefits for families of deceased workers; vocational rehabilitation services; legal fees associated with filing a claim.
Nevada Employers Must Provide Workers’ Comp to Employees
Workers’ comp insurance is required by law for all employers in Nevada, regardless of size. Employers must provide coverage through either an authorized insurer or by self-insuring their own business. Workers’ comp insurance covers wages lost due to missed work and medical expenses associated with the injury or illness.
Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim
To receive workers’ compensation benefits, employees must report their injury or illness to the employer as soon as it occurs and file a claim within one year of their injury. The claim process typically begins with the filing of Form 7, which is the Application for Benefits. Employees may be required to provide documentation regarding their identity, employment status, and injury/illness to file their claims successfully.
Completing and Filing the Workers’ Comp Claim Forms
The injured employee must submit a completed Form C-1, and the doctor must fill out Form C-4 and send it to your employer. Your employer has 10 days to complete Form C-3 and give it to the insurers. The insurance company will review the information and make a decision on whether or not they are eligible for benefits. Eligible claimants will then receive medical care and disability payments depending on the nature of their injuries. In some cases, vocational rehabilitation services may also help injured or disabled workers re-enter the workforce.
Understanding Your Rights
Employees in Nevada need to understand their rights and responsibilities when filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. They should contact an experienced attorney with questions or if they need assistance with their claim. It is also recommended that the employee keep records of all medical appointments, doctor notes, and information regarding their injury or illness to make the claims process as smooth as possible.
How a Nevada Workers’ Comp Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one have been injured on the job in Nevada or your claim has been denied, it is important to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can guide you through the claims process and ensure that you receive the benefits and financial assistance that you are entitled to. An experienced attorney can help evaluate your claim, file documents, negotiate settlements, litigate if necessary, and represent your interests throughout the process. Injuries can be severe on the job, ranging from hand and wrist trauma to heart and lung conditions and burns. When you are injured, help is nearby when you contact a law firm that specializes in workers’ compensation claims.
Jay Short: Attorney at Law
When you call Jay Short, Attorney at Law, you know you’ll find the help you need if you suffered an injury while on the job or doing company business. All we do is workers’ comp, and it is our mission to protect workers and obtain fair compensation so they can concentrate on healing and go on with their lives. Contact us for a free consultation any time day or night about your case at (775) 786-2006. We can also be contacted online.