Understanding the Nevada workers’ compensation claim process is key to getting the appropriate benefits to cover work injuries, occupational illnesses, and disabilities. Not following proper claim procedures can result in a denied claim.
Filing a Nevada Worker’s Comp Claim
Although filing a workers’ comp claim for on-the-job injuries may seem simple, the filing procedure must follow state guidelines. Missing paperwork, errors and omissions, and late filing often lead to denied benefits.
When a work injury occurs, the injured worker must notify his/her employer of the injury in writing (“C1” form) within 7 days of the accident. Failure to do so may likely result in a denied claim. Next, the injured worker must also see a doctor and file a “C4” form, claim for compensation.
In Nevada, all employers are required to have worker’s compensation insurance.