Las Vegas Workplace Injury Attorney
In Nevada when employees are injured in the course of their work, they are eligible to file a claim under their employer’s worker’s compensation insurance policy. In Nevada worker’s compensation claims can be filed by employees and benefits collected regardless of fault. Typically the injured workers only need to show that the injury was somehow connected or caused by his work responsibilities or activities. Nevada’s industrial insurance system has a complex set of laws and regulations regarding Workmen’s Compensation. Insurance polices and insurance companies must act consistently with Nevada Worker’s Compensation laws and regulations. Nevada laws applicable to injured workers’ are set forth in NRS 616A. Many serious injuries are sustained in the construction or remodeling industries and related trades or within the many hotels and casinos in Clark County. Under Nevada law you are eligible for benefits that include medical care, temporary or total disability payments if you are unable to return to work while receiving medical attention and rehabilitation and vocational training if you are unable to continue in your current job. If you have sustained a permanent injury you are entitled to receive an award for your permanent partial disability.
Filing a Claim
Nevada Worker’s Compensation law is very specific about how and when a claim is to be filed and pursued. Failure to promptly take the steps required by the law can result in a loss of benefits that would otherwise have been available. For thirty years, workplace injury attorney Eric H. Woods has helped individuals injured in the course of their work receive the benefits they are entitle to. If you’ve been injured on the job, Mr. Woods can help protect your rights. Call him for a free evaluation of your case. He will fight hard to make sure you receive what you need.
Workplaces in Nevada range from air conditioned offices to noisy construction sites. Injuries can happen anywhere, and run the gamut of severity. Some of the injuries include
- Loss of fingers, feet or other limbs to amputation
- Head and neck trauma
- Crush injuries
- Chronic pain from repetitive stress
- Construction site falls and accidents
Why do I need an attorney?
The laws and regulations regarding workmen’s compensation claims are complex. It takes an experienced attorney to understand what steps will best protect your rights to the benefits the employer’s insurer must provide. Often disputes arise over the severity of the workers’ injuries, when the the injured worker can return to work, and about their ability to perform their work. It’s all too common for individuals who desperately need continued medical care to have their benefits delayed, denied in error, even cut off. If this has happened to you, Mr. Woods can help get your benefits restored and see to it you receive the medical care you require.
Legal right to necessary care
It is your legal right to receive adequate medical care as the result of a workplace injury or illness. If you are experiencing delays in receiving cash benefits or the care you need, it’s important to consult a worker’s compensation attorney who has the experience and knowledge to see that your claim is handled reasonably and in a timely manner.
Talk to an Expert in Worker’s Compensation Law
If you’ve been injured on the job, it’s required by law that you report it immediately to your employer within 7 days. Any delay in reporting and seeking medical attention for an injury or illness only jeopardizes your case. If for any reason you are not receiving the care you need call Mr. Woods for a free consultation regarding your injury. He will honestly evaluate your case and give you the information you need to make the best decisions.