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Do You Really Need a Work Comp Lawyer?

Don’t Fight Your Workers’ Compensation Case Alone

When you’re hurt on the job in Nevada, the insurance company and third parties on the other side have teams of professionals working to minimize your losses, dispute your injuries, and deny your claim. You need a work comp lawyer who will stand up and protect your right to workers’ compensation benefits. You need an attorney who is knowledgeable about the laws in Nevada. Someone experienced with work injury cases. And someone who will help you make the most of your claim.

Sit back, relax, and recover. You have Jason D. Mills & Associates on your side.

To ensure your rights are protected after a work-related injury, and that your claim pays out to its full potential, you should speak with our work comp lawyers right away.

Why Injured Workers Shouldn’t Represent Themselves

The workers’ compensation system in Nevada is designed to ensure that injured workers have the financial support and medical treatment they need while they recover. The claims process is supposed to be fairly easy to navigate so that people with straightforward claims can recover the money they need without too much difficulty. Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple.

Workers’ comp adjusters may claim to have your best interests in mind when they ask about your condition. They might pretend to care when you tell them about the medical care you’re going to need. And they may even act like they are doing you a favor when they tell you that you don’t have much of a claim. But these insurers are only concerned about one thing when workers are injured, and that’s their own bottom line. That’s why many people who try to represent themselves end up footing the bill for a substantial amount of their work-related injury expenses, going without the medical help they need, and giving up large sums of money when their claims are denied.

At Jason D. Mills & Associates, we’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen to you.

Recognizing When It’s Time to Hire a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

Any time you are injured at work, you should get legal advice from an experienced attorney. And whenever you disagree with the insurance company about any aspect of your claim, it’s time to hire a lawyer.

When you’re in a dispute with the workers’ compensation insurance company, there are a few things you should expect will happen.

  • You’re going to need to gather evidence to challenge the other side’s position.
  • You may need to request an independent medical examination (IME).
  • You might have to hire expert witnesses.
  • You’re going to have to meet important deadlines and file the correct paperwork.
  • The other side will likely be represented by a workers’ comp lawyer.
  • You could have a long, drawn-out fight on your hands.
  • You’re going to need an attorney.

Waiting too long to hire a workers’ comp attorney could cause you to make some mistakes that could be detrimental to your financial recovery. You could even lose your right to recover benefits for your injuries.

Signs that Indicate You Need a Work Injury Lawyer

It’s time to hire a work comp attorney when:

  • Your claim is denied. It is common for employers and workers comp insurers to deny legitimate claims. In some cases, they deny benefits to injured workers when there are discrepancies about how or when the injury or exposure occurred, whether the condition was pre-existing, or whether the injury even exists. Other times, the other side will deny claims simply to try their luck on whether the injured worker will follow through with an appeal.
  • Your settlement is not sufficient. Workers’ comp insurers have teams that are dedicated to minimizing injury claims. If your settlement is not enough to cover your medical bills or lost wages, it’s time to lawyer-up.
  • Your injuries are significant, permanent, or could result in death. These types of claims are extremely expensive for insurance companies. To protect their bottom line, representatives will stop at nothing to avoid giving you a large payout.
  • You are a victim of workplace retaliation after you’ve filed a workers’ comp claim. The law prohibits employers from retaliating against workers who report their injuries. If you were demoted or lost out on a promotion, fired, took a cut in pay, or were otherwise discriminated against after filing your claim, you need to hire a lawyer.
  • Someone other than your employer contributed to your injury. If someone else played a role in the accident that caused you harm, you may be able to collect money through a third-party lawsuit.

When workers are injured, insurers typically have teams of lawyers on their side. Shouldn’t you? For a complimentary consultation call our office at 702-822-4444.

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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.