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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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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

March 18, 2020 Udpate.

We have just been given notice that all Hearings and Appeals have been vacated and are off calendar by order the Senior Appeals Officer from the Nevada Department of Administration. It is unknown when the reset dates will occur.

March 17, 2020 Update.

As efforts concerning the containment of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continue to evolve here in the U.S. and around the world, we want to assure you that Jason D. Mills & Associates remains committed to three important priorities:

Our offices remain open for business; however, we encourage all existing clients to help us limit exposure and the potential spread of COVID-19 by avoiding in-office meetings. We remain open for business virtually during normally scheduled work hours (9:00 am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday). All email, fax, telephone, and other electronic communication will continue without interruption. If you have a scanner please scan documents and send to us in .PDF format. If you do not have a scanner, there are smart phone apps available such as: CamScanner, Adobe Scan and Genius Scan (and many others), that will turn your smart phone into a document scanner at zero or little cost.

Our local courts continue to update and modify their policies and procedures in response to the current COVID-19 situation as well, and we are monitoring those procedures to navigate the impact on your claims. So far, the Hearing and Appeals Office has halted all in-person hearings and is in the process of converting future hearings into telephonic hearings. As we learn more, we will provide updated information.

We also know that many of you have been personally impacted in a number of ways, and we apologize for any inconvenience these modifications may cause you but of course we are all experiencing this disruption together and will get through it together. We will resume normal operations as soon as the local, state and national governments give instructions that it is reasonable to do so. We appreciate your flexibility as we do our part to help bring this unprecedented situation under control.

Again, we are fully operational and are actively working on your claims. If there is anything you need, please feel free to contact our office (telephonically or electronically) during office hours so that we can direct your call and follow up accordingly.