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Benefits of Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Nevada

The workers’ compensation attorneys at Ed Bernstein & Associates in Las Vegas have handled thousands of workers’ compensation cases. Not to mention, our firm has battled against every workers’ compensation insurance carrier in Nevada.

Nevada law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance to help injured workers and their families maintain an adequate standard of living despite the disability or death of the worker. But, sometimes the process of getting your benefits can be difficult, and your employer may not fully inform you of your rights. If this happens to you, it’s time to call an experienced Las Vegas workers’ comp lawyer. 

The Workers’ Compensation department of the Ed Bernstein & Associates law firm, located in Las Vegas and Henderson, has an entire team of legal professionals dedicated to fighting for injured workers’ rights. The members of our workers’ comp team are experienced in making sure you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled. Our workers’ compensation attorneys are waiting to speak to you now.

What Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Can Help With

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Our workers’ comp attorneys can help you with any work-related injury. If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied or your medical treatment has been delayed, our workers’ comp lawyers will fight to get you the treatment you need for maximum medical improvement. We’ve helped clients with:

  • back or neck injuries
  • burns
  • fractures
  • amputations
  • hearing loss
  • joint pain

In addition, sometimes work injuries can result from the negligence of a “third party” in certain circumstances, such as construction accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, car accidents, or accidents while working with machinery or tools. If you’ve been injured by a third party or a manufacturer of a defective product, you may be entitled to file a claim against the responsible third party, in addition to receiving benefits from your employer. Furthermore, if you cannot return to work for an extended period of time, you may be entitled to file a claim for Social Security Disability.

Our workers’ compensation attorneys in Las Vegas have experience in every area of personal injury law. Your lawyer will advise you of your rights and fight to get full and fair compensation for all your losses.

FAQS About Workers’ Compensation in Las Vegas

1. Am I eligible for workers’ compensation benefits?

If you are an official employee, and the company that you work for has workers’ compensation insurance, there is a good chance that you could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Contact a workers’ comp attorney today to find out more.

2. How do I file a workers’ comp claim?

After informing your supervisor of the injury, they should have you fill out the proper paperwork. After that (and after you have been examined by a physician), your employer and their insurance company should get working on your claim.

3. My benefits were denied.

Now what? Call your lawyer. They’ll ask for details, and guide you from there.

4. Can I continue to work?

Sometimes a doctor recommends “work restrictions”, meaning you might be able to work, but with certain limitations, and only if your employer has work available that fits into those guidelines.

5. The doctor says I shouldn’t work, but my manager is insisting. What should I do?

Your lawyer can review your situation and explain what should be done.

Contact a Las Vegas Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today

If you have questions or concerns about your workers’ comp case, get in touch with the law office of Ed Bernstein & Associates. We are here to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can a Las Vegas workers compensation lawyer help with my claim?

Ed Bernstein and Associates will handle your case, so you don’t have to worry about missing deadlines. Our firm handles everything from dealing with the insurance company to ensuring all paperwork is completed and filed. If you need help filing a workers’ compensation claim or submitting an appeal for denied benefits, please call our office at (702) 240-0000.

What kind of benefits can I get through workers compensation (if I was injured on the job)?

If you were injured on the job, there are various benefits you may be eligible to receive, including lost wages, medical expenses (including travel reimbursement to medical appointments), an award for permanent impairment (PPD), and vocational rehabilitation (if you can’t return to your pre-accident employment).

If I suffered an on-the-job injury or illness, do I have to report it to my employer?

Yes. When you are injured at work, you must notify your employer. After you tell your employer of the incident, you must also complete a Notice of Injury or Occupational Disease report within seven days of when the accident or illness happened.

If I suffered an injury in a company vehicle, can I get worker's comp benefits?

Yes. If you are injured in an accident in a company vehicle, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. However, if you were operating the vehicle for personal reasons, you may be denied benefits. In addition, if another vehicle was involved in the accident, you may have a separate claim against the other driver's insurance company.

How long will it take to know if I've been approved or denied workers' compensation after I file?

Approval or denial of your claim should happen within 30 days after you've filed a workers' compensation claim with the insurance company. If your claim is denied, you will also be notified of your rights to appeal the claim, along with your deadline to appeal.

Does the employer have to provide workers' comp coverage?

In Nevada, employers with one or more employees must provide workers' compensation, with a few exceptions. Workers’ compensation is a complex issue that you should discuss with an experienced workers' compensation attorney.

Can I still receive workers' comp benefits if my work-related injury was partially my fault?

It depends. You may still be entitled to workers' compensation benefits even if your on-the-job accident or illness was partially your fault. Ed Bernstein and Associates will assess the facts of your claim and discuss your available options.

Can I choose which doctor to go to if I seek medical care for my workers' compensation claim?

No, you cannot necessarily treat with a doctor of your choice. Instead, you must go to an authorized medical service provider on your employer's workers' compensation provider list.

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