Nevada Workers' Compensation Claims
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Nevada workers' compensation claims should be filed with the Nevada Workers' Compensation Section. Employees may file their claims for workers' compensation benefits while they are recovering from their work-site injuries or occupational diseases. Such benefits may include medical care, replacement income, permanent disability, or death benefits. Nevada law mandates that employers maintain workers' compensation insurance for all of their employees. A Nevada workers' compensation attorney will be able to help injured workers file claims in particularly complex cases.
Process for Nevada Workers' Compensation Claims
Make sure to tell your manager or supervisor about your injury as soon as possible. Upon notification of your injury, your employer should give you a "Notice of Injury or Occupational Disease Incident Report" form (Form C-1). After you have filled out the form, you should ask your boss to sign the form before it is filed. Make sure that you complete the Incident Report within seven days of your employer having given you the form. If you delay in filing your form more than seven days after the injury, you may lose your right to receive workers' compensation benefits, or it may take longer for you to receive your Nevada workers' compensation benefits.
Also, immediately seek medical attention from a healthcare professional after you have been injured or become sick. Make sure that you notify the doctor that your injury or illness is related to your job. This evidence may become important later on if your claim is contested or denied.
After being notified that your injury or disease is work-related, your treating doctor should give you an "Employee's Claim for Compensation/Report of Initial Treatment" (Form C-4) to fill out. After you fill out the form, your treating physician will send the form both to your employer's insurer and your boss. Completing and submitting a Form C-4 commences the Kansas workers' compensation claims process. Be sure to complete and submit your claim for workers' compensation benefits during the appropriate time period. Failure to file on time may mean that you won't receive permanent disability, medical, and/or income replacement benefits.
Questions or concerns about filing a Nevada workers' compensation claim for benefits should be directed to an experienced Nevada workers' compensation attorney. An attorney can explain and help you understand the workers' compensation process in Nevada.
Reasons to Hire a Nevada Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Get in touch with a Nevada workers' compensation attorney if you are unsure how to file a workers' compensation claim, need help keeping track of filing deadlines, or if your injury is hard to prove and needs to be persuasively argued in court. In addition, if your employer disputes your claim for benefits and is generally uncooperative, or perhaps if your boss does not have enough insurance or lacks insurance altogether, a Nevada workers' compensation attorney can be of invaluable assistance. Similarly, if a third party was partially responsible for your injury and you seek to recover from the third party in addition to receiving benefits from your employer's workers' compensation insurance, a Nevada workers' compensation lawyer can work with you to formulate a strategy for recovery from both parties.