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Year: 2018
The Leading Causes of Occupational Disability
December 21, 2018

Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the main causes of occupational disability and employee absence in the workplace, often resulting in mild short-term and irreversible long-term disabilities. The Impact of Occupational Disability According to the Social […]

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Suing Contractors for Work-Related Injuries
December 17, 2018

Under Nevada law, an injured worker may file a civil lawsuit against a third party. However statutory employers or statutory co-employees typically cannot be sued. Injury Liability for Independent Contractors Under the “one action rule” […]

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Understanding the PPD Lump Sum Award in Nevada.
December 12, 2018

When injured workers in Nevada accept a lump sum payout for PPD benefits, the payment amount is reduced to reflect the present value of the award and claimants may be giving up important rights. Permanent […]

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Understanding the Application of a Conclusive Presumption of Compensability for Firefighters and Police [Infographic]
December 07, 2018

When firefighters and police officers develop heart or lung diseases (or certain other specifically statutorily named medical conditions) after completing at least two years of service, the illnesses are conclusively presumed to have arisen out […]

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You May Have Won Your Claim But Have You Passed the Finish Line?
November 27, 2018

When an injured worker wins an appeal for a denied claim with a hearing officer, an employer or insurer may file an additional appeal or motion of stay that impacts benefit payments. The Appeals Process […]

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Understanding Your PPD Evaluation
November 19, 2018

Permanent disability evaluations (PPD) are done to assess the degree of damage that results from a work-related injury or occupational disease. Once a work-related injury or illness reaches maximum treatment for improvement, an impairment rating […]

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