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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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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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