Confounding Workers Compensation in Las Vegas Nevada

May 21, 2019 | Ed Bernstein
Confounding Workers Compensation in Las Vegas Nevada

You’re the one who bounces out of bed every day and looks forward to a great time at work. You’re good at what you do. You’re reliable, and folks at the job know they can always count on you. But that fateful day, no matter how you wish you could change it, the freak accident happened. And now you’re in a fog and the fury of dealing with a workman’s comp claim. Everybody means well, but you’re getting a constant stream of mixed information, too many opinions, conflicting stories about what you should do, and more rumors than facts! Let Ed Bernstein & Associates help.

How Workers Compensation Should Work

How Workers Compensation Should WorkIn a perfect world, the workers' compensation system is designed to protect both employers and employees. Employers don’t face a never-ending stream of injured employees who want to sue them for liability, and those same employees are better able to secure needed treatments for injuries or illnesses suffered.

But as we all know, the world is far from perfect and things hardly ever go as planned.

Every business in the State of Nevada that employs one or more is required by law to carry workers compensation. Simple enough, but you won’t believe how complex even a basic concept like that can get!   

Can I get workers comp if I’m employed by a relative?

Who ensures all this; an insurance company or can my employer be running their own in-house deal somehow?

The short answer is that even if all the employees at a company are relatives, the company must carry workers comp. The policy has to be written by a licensed insurer who is authorized by the Division of Insurance. Some employers are big enough and well enough funded that they are self-insured. Some companies might even have a third-party administrator. Do you know how your company’s workers compensation is set up? Think you might need an attorney?

You’re hearing stories:

Stories about workers compensation denialsStories about people who were working for a subcontractor and told the general contractor is responsible for claims

People who thought they were employed but discovered they were contracted as a 1099 whatever that is. 

About people who filed a workman’s comp claim and got denied. Maybe your claim was denied.

What seemed perfectly simple becomes the massive mess you’re feeling so trapped in now.

You’re hurt. Ill, not feeling well. Thinking about medical bills piling up. Wondering if you’re up to dealing with all this. Quit wondering and stop the anxiety. Enough Said. Call Ed. Ed Bernstein & Associates.


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.