Worker’s Compensation

Are You Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Nevada law requires most employers to purchase workers' compensation coverage. Under a workers' compensation policy, employees are compensated for injuries incurred on the job, regardless of fault. To be covered under workers' compensation, your employer must carry workers’ comp insurance, you must be an employee, suffered a work-related injury or illness, and filed a claim by the deadline. 1. Employer Carries Workers’ Compensation Insurance Any Nevada business with one or more employees is required to purchase workers’...
Read More

Is PTSD Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

After a severe accident, workers may suffer from PTSD, which is a mental health condition that can develop after witnessing or being involved in a traumatic event. Symptoms may include severe anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares, and uncontrollable thoughts about the crash. In Nevada, PTSD can be covered under workers’ compensation in some situations. Nevada’s Stress Injury Statute Under NRS 616C.180, stress-related claims must meet the following conditions to be compensable: The employee has a mental injury caused by...
Read More

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation if I’m Self-Employed?

The vast majority of Nevada workers are covered by workers’ compensation insurance if they are injured on the job. However, those who are self-employed cannot automatically get workers’ compensation benefits. How Do I Get Workers’ Compensation as a Self-Employed Worker? Since workers’ compensation insurance is optional for sole proprietors, the only way to get benefits is to have your own coverage. Some companies require independent contractors to carry this type of insurance before hiring them. For instance,...
Read More

Nevada Labor Laws

Everyone is entitled to a safe and protected work environment. Under Nevada labor laws, employers have a moral obligation and duty to ensure that a workplace's health and safety meet the legal requirements. If your employer fails to take the necessary steps to do so and you get injured, you may have a workers’ compensation claim. Nevada Labor Laws on Workplace Safety Nevada has adopted the federal safety and health standards, commonly known as Occupational Safety and...
Read More

Workers’ Comp Retaliation

After sustaining an injury on the job, many workers may worry about backlash or retaliation from their employer for filing a workers’ compensation claim. While an employee is recovering from an on-the job injury, whether at home or in a light-duty position, some employers can become irritated with having to accommodate work restrictions and pay benefits. If you believe you have been a victim of workers’ compensation retaliation, you have legal options and should speak to a...
Read More

We are open for business and continue to be available to existing and new clients through virtual meetings and teleconferences. We can handle all of your legal needs without you leaving your house. Please call (702) 384-1414 or click here to be connected to our attorneys