Why You Need A Las Vegas Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Like Ours
The workers’ compensation lawyers from Edward Bernstein & Associates have handled workers comp cases for more than 25 years. Our firm has represented injured employees in more than 10,000 hearings and has battled against every workers compensation insurance carrier in the state.
The 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. However, the process of getting your benefits can be daunting and your employer may not inform you of your rights.
The workers’ compensation law firm of Edward Bernstein & Associates has an entire department dedicated to fighting for injured workers’ rights. The members of our legal team have become experts in making sure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to. Our workers’ compensation lawyers are waiting to speak to you now.
What Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help With
We can help you with any work-related injury. If your workers compensation claim has been denied or your medical treatment has been delayed, our attorneys will work to get you the treatment you need for maximum medical improvement. We’ve helped clients with:
back or neck injuries
In addition, work injuries can result from construction accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, car accidents while traveling or accidents while working with machinery or tools. If you’ve been injured by a manufacturer or defective product, you may be entitled to file a claim against a responsible “third party” or company in addition to your employer. If you are disabled, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys have experience in every area of personal injury law. Your lawyer will advise you of your rights and advocate to get full and fair compensation for all your losses.
Common Questions & Concerns
Am I eligible? 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.
How do I file? After informing your supervisor of the injury, they should have you fill out the proper paperwork. After that (and being examined by a physician), the human resources department should get working on your claim. If they don’t do as the law requires, call your attorney.
My benefits were denied. Now what? Call your lawyer. They’ll ask for details, and guide you from there.
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.
The doctor says I shouldn’t work, but my manager is insisting. What should I do? Your lawyer can review the situation you are in and explain what should be done.
How can a Las Vegas workers compensation lawyer help with my claim?
Edward M Bernstein and Associates will handle your case so that you do not 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 claim or submitting an appeal for denied benefits, please call Edward M Bernstein and Associates 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), an award for permanent impairment (PPD), and vocational rehabilitation.
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. 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 the state of Nevada, employers that have one or more employees must provide workers' compensation, with a few exceptions. This is a complex issue that should be discussed with a 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. Edward M 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. You must go to an authorized medical service provider on your employer's workers' compensation provider list.