If you have been injured at work and suffered a temporary or permanently disabling injury, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. At Harris & Harris, we have specialized workers’ compensation attorneys in Las Vegas to help you now!
People who are injured at work must deal with the physical limitations of an injury. Injuries can be so severe, they can prevent the victim from performing their duties at the same level, or at all – temporarily or permanently.
Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers serve clients in Nevada, California, Arizona, and Utah. If you would like to discuss a work injury claim with a Las Vegas workers’ compensation lawyer at our law firm, please contact our office.
Generally, any injury or disease arising out of and occurring in the course of employment that causes the need for medical treatment or disability is covered under Nevada workers’ compensation. Negligence or fault on behalf of the employer is not required to be proven. An employee may suffer an injury as the result of a single incident, for example, a fall. On the other hand, the injury may occur as the result of repetitive motions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Common accidents and injuries that result in workers’ compensation claims are:
No matter what type of injury you suffer, it is important to seek immediate treatment from a qualified medical professional who can confirm that the injury is work-related. Non-occupational diseases, such as the common cold or flu, are not compensable since they can be contracted anywhere and not necessarily at the place of employment.
Many clients come to us with the most serious of injuries, from spinal cord injuries to losing a limb, we have seen it all. When the extent of injuries is catastrophic in nature, the workers’ compensation system is often inadequate to fully compensate you. Our Las Vegas workers’ compensation attorneys will help to recover the full value of your case by reviewing all angles of the workplace accident and determining all avenues of recovery. We will also fight for your workers’ compensation claim if you were wrongfully denied benefits.
In certain instances, a third-party liability claim, such as a product liability claim against a defective product manufacturer, may provide the necessary compensation you need. To learn more about product liability claims in Nevada, speak to a Las Vegas product liability lawyer.
While workers’ compensation insurance is an important safety net for injured workers, workers’ comp benefits do not fully reimburse a worker for all lost wages or pain and suffering. If your injuries were caused by a negligent party that was NOT your employer or another employee of your company, you may be able to bring a personal injury suit against that party under Nevada law with the help of a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer.
Examples of cases where a personal injury claim could apply:
Injured employees often hesitate to contact workers’ compensation attorneys out of fear of the cost. However, many Las Vegas workers’ compensation attorneys will represent you on a contingency basis. All case-related expenses (medical records, expert fees, depositions, etc.) will be advanced and reimbursement plus legal fees will only be charged once there has been monetary recovery.
Take advantage of the free case consultations that are typically offered to discuss what the financial terms of a contingency basis agreement would be. Our workers’ compensation lawyers at Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers will never charge a single fee unless we secure compensation on your behalf.
If you have been injured at work and suffered a temporary or permanently disabling injury, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits through a workers’ compensation claim. At Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers, we have specialized Las Vegas workers’ comp lawyers that are ready to fight for you! Call our Las Vegas law firm now at (702) 384-1414 or contact us online for a free consultation. We can help injured Nevada workers recover through workers’ compensation claims.
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