If you’ve been injured at work, call our office for a free consultation. We’ve helped thousands of people like you recover temporary and permanent disability payments and get their medical bills paid for industrial injuries and occupational illnesses. Let us help you file a claim or appeal an adverse decision. Our office is in the same building as the workers’ compensation court house, feel free to stop by before or after your hearing.
Most employees in Nevada are covered by the state’s workers’ compensation system. We commonly represent employees injured in a Las Vegas casino, construction site, manufacturing plant or healthcare facility, to name a few. Injured workers have the right to be compensated for injuries and illnesses caused by workplace accidents or exposures, regardless of fault. Injuries and illnesses only need to be work-related for the employee to be eligible for benefits.
Some of the most common workplace incidents seen by our workers’ comp lawyers include:
Jason D. Mills, a Nevada workers’ compensation lawyer, has exclusively represented injured workers since 2001. His experience in all stages of the workers’ compensation process makes Mr. Mills one of the most knowledgeable and sought after claimant attorneys in Nevada. Read Why You Should Not Represent Yourself
Mr. Mills serves as one of only five attorneys on the State Bar of Nevada, Board of Workers’ Compensation Legal Specialization. The board created and administers a state bar certification and testing system for attorney specialization in workers’ compensation law. Mr. Mills played a significant role in making the workers’ compensation laws in Nevada more favorable to injured workers.
Whether you’re filing an initial workers’ comp claim or appealing a decision, our firm can handle your workers’ compensation case--from the initial hearing office to the Nevada Supreme Court. Mr. Mills has a mastery of the highly technical workers’ compensation process. Other lawyers from Las Vegas, Reno, and Elko often refer their Nevada workers’ comp cases to our office.
When you are injured or develop a medical condition after a workplace accident or exposure, you have the right to obtain medical treatment. Workers’ comp benefits will pay for emergency room care, hospital stays, diagnostic tests related to the injury, doctor and specialist visits, rehabilitation treatment, and sometimes even transportation costs to and from your appointments.
When your injury is so severe that you are unable to return to your regular job, you may be entitled to benefits that pay for vocational rehabilitation. Services may include vocational counseling, training or retraining, and job placement to help you return to the workforce.
If you are injured during the course of your employment in Las Vegas, you may be eligible to receive a weekly check from your employer’s insurer to cover part of your lost wages. In addition to lost income, you may also be entitled to the following workers’ compensation benefits.
When a worker is killed on the job, workers’ comp insurance will typically pay for burial expenses. Additionally, qualifying family members may be entitled to survivors benefits including 66 ⅔ of the worker’s average monthly wage to be paid until the death of the surviving spouse.
In Nevada, injured workers can reopen their work injury claims at any time throughout their lives if they can show that their injuries or illnesses have worsened. Work injury claims are typically grouped into four categories: Permanent Total Disability (PTD), Permanent Partial Disability (PPD), Temporary Total Disability (TTD), and Temporary Partial Disability (TPD). The type and severity of an injury or condition determines the category into which the claim is placed.
There are special workers’ compensation laws that apply to firefighters and police. These laws, also technical in nature, often make it easier to qualify for benefits. Limited benefits may be obtained even after the firefighter or police employee has retired. Mr. Mills has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured Nevada firefighters and police.