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Petitions for Judicial Review in Nevada

Posted in Appeals
The most important hearing  on a contested workers’ compensation case in Nevada is the one before the  the appeals officer, because that  hearing is recorded, it is the last avenue for presenting witnesses or documentary evidence on the contested issue, and the appeals officer’s decision is difficult to attack.  However, any of the parties who lose… Continue Reading

Hearings and Appeals Statistics for 2012

Posted in Appeals
Recent statistics from the Dept. of Admin. on workers' compensation hearings and appeals officers show that most appeals are decided quickly at the first level and about half of those cases are appealed to the next level. Twice as many decisions are in favor of insurers at the hearings officer level.… Continue Reading

After the Appeals Hearing Is Too Late

Posted in Appeals
I receive many calls from injured workers who want me to take their case after they lost their case at the appeals officer level.  Unfortunately, neither I, nor any of the more experienced workers’ compensation attorneys, will agree to take over a case after  the appeals officer hearing. Here’s why you won’t be able to find a… Continue Reading

More Probable Than Not

Posted in Appeals, Claims
Under Nevada workers’ comp law, the burden of proof is on the injured worker to show that it is more probable than not that the injury or claimed occupational disease is work-related.  This makes it very difficult to get a claim accepted if your doctor isn’t certain that your  injury or illness should be treated under a comp claim.  Your doctor… Continue Reading

8 Letters that May Require Legal Action Now

Posted in Appeals
1. The claim acceptance or denial letter. If your claim is denied, no medical or compensation benefits will be paid, and the clinic that provided emergency medical care will start billing you. You must file a request for hearing within 70 days of the date of the denial letter on the form included with the… Continue Reading