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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’...
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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...
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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,...
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Headaches After a Car Accident

Headaches and migraines are fairly common following an auto accident, but you should seek medical attention as soon as you start experiencing symptoms. Never chalk it up to stress or something else since you could be suffering from a far more severe injury. Causes of Headaches After a Car Accident Debilitating headaches after an accident are generally referred to as “post-traumatic headaches.” Some common causes of post-traumatic headaches after an accident includes: Traumatic Brain Injuries Traumatic brain...
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Roller Coaster Accidents and Injuries in Las Vegas

While roller coasters are subject to numerous safety regulations and risk management protocols, accidents and injuries at Las Vegas amusement parks still happen. If you are injured or a loved one is killed at an amusement park, you have the right to pursue compensation with the help of a Las Vegas personal injury attorney. Common Causes of Roller Coaster Accidents Some of the most common causes of roller coaster accidents that are fatal or result in injury...
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