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Filing a Work Injury Claim

We Help Injured Workers Get the Money They Need

When you’re hurt on the job in Nevada, we can help you file your workers’ compensation claim so you can get paid for medical care and lost time from work. Call our office today and we’ll make sure you get started on the right path to recovery.

Under Nevada Workers’ Compensation Law, injured workers must follow specific guidelines to get paid for work-related accidents. Notifications must be made, certain forms must be filled out, and deadlines must be met. There are even rules about which doctors you can see. We’ll guide you through the claims filing process so you stand a better chance of recovering the money you need after your accident.

How to Recover Money for a Work-Related Injury in Nevada

If you’re injured on the job, your well-being must come first. If your injuries are a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or seek help at your nearest emergency medical facility right away. Once your condition is stabilized, it’s time to get down to business and file a work injury claim.

  1. Report your injury to your employer

You should report all workplace injuries to your employer right away- even if they don’t initially seem severe. An injury report can serve as record of the incident if medical treatment is sought for the condition in the future. When reporting your injury, you’ll need to fill out your portion of form C-1, Notice of Injury or Occupational Disease-Incident Report. Make sure to get a copy for your records. Under Nevada law, injured workers have just seven days to notify employers of their injuries. After that, claims may be denied.

  1. Complete the necessary paperwork

There are other forms and paperwork that must be filled out and submitted as well. For instance, you’ll need to fill out your part of form C-4, which is an Employee’s Claim for Compensation/Report of Initial Treatment, and turn it in to the attending physician. This form must be submitted to the insurer within 90 days from the date of the of the incident or from when you became aware of an occupational illness. Remember, your claim for benefits is not filed until this form is submitted to the insurer. Claims that are filed past the deadline or contain incomplete information are likely to be denied.

  1. Filing Late

Even if you miss a deadline, go ahead and file your claim. You may have a permitted excuse for filing late. Be sure to explain the delay. If you filed your claim after you were fired by your employer, that should be reported as well.

If your claim is denied or you do not receive a response from your employer or the insurance company within 30 days, be sure you call our office if you haven’t already. We’ll look into the matter, and if necessary, gather the evidence and prepare your case for an appeals hearing.

You can learn more about the workers’ compensation claims process in Nevada here.

Need Help Filing Your Workers’ Comp Claim?

You’ve been hurt at work. You have medical bills and a loss of pay. You should be able to recover your money through the workers’ comp system, right? That’s why the system is in place, after all.

Because filing a workers’ compensation claim and getting money for your medical bills and lost wages is supposed to be a pretty straightforward and painless process, many people choose to file their claims without help from a lawyer. They soon discover, however, that it’s not always that easy. When low settlement offers are made, their cases are denied, or the insurance company starts asking them to return to work too soon, claimants in Nevada turn to us.

If you’ve been injured, save yourself the frustration of dealing with the claims process all by yourself. Let us help get your case on the right track from the very beginning. We can lower your risk for receiving a denial and we will make sure you get the most out of your injuries. We’ll answer your questions, help you overcome challenging situations, and get you the medical treatment and back pay you are owed.

Do you have questions about filing a workers’ compensation claim? Find some of the most frequently asked questions about claims filing here.

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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.