Worker’s Compensation

How to Get Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Through Workers’ Comp

After a work-related injury or illness, you may be unable to return to work or at least not in the same capacity. If you qualify, you may be able to get permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits through workers’ compensation. First Steps To be eligible for PPD benefits, you must first: Qualify for workers’ compensation benefits (i.e., employer carries workers’ comp insurance, you are an employee, and you suffered a work-related injury or illness) Complete and turn in...
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Temporary Disability Benefits Through Workers’ Compensation

When workers suffer a job-related injury or illness, they are entitled to workers’ compensation to pay for medical treatment and partial lost wages. The wage replacement benefit is known as Temporary Total Disability (TDD), but only certain injured workers qualify. How To Qualify for Temporary Disability Benefits To be eligible for TDD benefits in Nevada, an injured worker must have a written note from an authorized medical provider that states they: Were unable to work for at...
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What Happens If I’m Late Reporting My Workers’ Compensation Injury?

After a job-related injury, there are very specific procedures that a worker must follow to receive workers’ compensation. If you fail to report an injury to your supervisor or employer immediately when it happens, it can cause problems and delays. However, that does not mean that you can’t still file a claim. Reporting a Work Injury In Nevada, injured workers should notify their employer and submit an Incident Report within seven days of the injury. If medical...
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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation benefits and settlements are fully tax-exempt, which means you do not have to pay taxes. Whether you have received weekly payments or a lump sum, federal law does not allow it. Tax Obligations When filing taxes, you do not need to add workers’ comp to your earned income. However, depending on the nature of your workplace injury, you may have received workers’ comp and later returned to regular or light duty. If you worked at...
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Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Travel to and From Work?

If an employee has an accident on the way to or from work, they will usually not have access to benefits under workers’ compensation. Commuting to and from work is generally not considered in the course and scope of employment in most states. However, there are many exceptions to this rule. Nevada’s “Coming and Going” Rule Whether you will be covered under workers’ compensation after an injury is highly dependent on the facts of the case. Under...
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