Let's face it. The insurers and employers have a huge advantage over the injured worker who is caught in the claims process, because they know the rules and you don't. And if you are a carpenter or a bricklayer, or a nurse, it isn't your business to know what the law says about light duty employment, or when an injured worker can change doctors. However, you can even the playing field by educating yourself about what employers and insurers can and cannot do.
I have condensed the most important laws into a guide booklet for injured workers, and this guide is free for the asking. Just call my office and give us your mailing address, or stop by and pick one up. If you need more information, or need a question answered immediately, chances are that I have already written about the topic and have an article posted on this blog or in the Information Center on my website. If not, and it is a general question about the law, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. While I cannot give legal advice over the Internet to people who are not my clients, I can often provide valuable information to lead you to the correct answers to your problem.
What you don't know can hurt you. Arm yourself with reliable information so that you can make intelligent decisions affecting your future.
Not every injured worker needs to hire an attorney, but all injured workers should have access to reliable information on the claims process, what benefits are available, and what to do if the insurer is denying benefits. Insurers are required to give some written information to injured workers, but those written notices are in fine print, are written so that only lawyers can understand them, and are usually not read. There are many articles written for injured workers in the Information Center at www.huntlawoffice.com, with links to all of the important Nevada governmental agencies involved in the Nevada workers compensation system.
Our new website is now up and running. It features an Information Center with articles on various topics concerning Nevada workers' compensation law, and the claims process. If you don't find an article in the Information Center or on this blog that addresses a topic that would help other injured workers also, feel free to suggest a topic to me.