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Free Consultation: New Evening and Saturday Hours

Posted in Lawyers
Most injured workers are able to keep working while they get medical care for their work injury.  That makes it difficult for some to find time during usual business hours to see an attorney for a free initial consultation regarding their workers’ compensation claim.  I am therefore experimenting with keeping the office open one night … Continue Reading

Attorney Profile Update for Virginia Hunt

Posted in Lawyers
  Attorney Virginia  Hunt was recently invited to join the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys from the various states that comprise the Larson’s National Workers’ Compensation Advisory  Board for LexisNexis, the world’s largest legal publisher.  She contributes regularly on Nevada law with her award-winning blog to the LexisNexis national blog on workers’ compensation issues.   Ms. Hunt was also … Continue Reading

Be Careful What You Read

Posted in Lawyers
The problem with the Internet articles I see on many sites that look like they provide good information for injured workers is that the content is not specific to Nevada workers’ compensation law.  Each state has its own laws that determine work comp benefits. If information is not specific to Nevada law, then injured workers … Continue Reading

Free Gift Cards and Reduced Attorney Fees

Posted in Lawyers
It’s that time of year when I’m feeling festive.  I am again offering five $50 gift cards to the first five people who post a positive message or helpful tip for other injured workers on myFacebook wall page.  You don’t have to be a client to qualify.  Simply show my staff some documentation that you … Continue Reading

Las Vegans Headed Back to Work? Let’s Hope So!

Posted in Lawyers
The recent edition of "In Business"  magazine reports that the world’s largest solar eneregy project located near Primm is providing 480 laborer  psotions on site, and that 10 to 15% of the workers come from Clark County.    In addition to union labor, who must come from’San Berardino County first,,there will also be  about 220 executive  and … Continue Reading

Lawsuit Loans on Nevada Workers’ Comp Claims

Posted in Lawsuit loans
The January 16, 2011 on line edition of the NY Times reports on the unregulated business of loaning money to plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits, often with devastating financial consequences for the injured borrower who ends up paying  astronomical interest rates.  Unlike injured workers with accepted workers compensation claims, plaintiffs with personal injury claims must … Continue Reading

True or False: The longer a Nevada workers’ comp claimant is out of work, the greater the settlement award?

Posted in Lawyers, Permanent partial disability awards
Apparently,  the doctors who wrote the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation  don’t know the answer to this week’s question  either.  Dr. J. Mark Melhorn and Dr. William Ackerman, editors of the 2008 book designed to help workers’ comp doctors answer medical causation questions, write that disability in the workplace is rampant in the … Continue Reading

5 Reasons Not to Hire a Work Comp Lawyer

Posted in Lawyers
1. You aren’t the type to hire a lawyer Let’s say you are concerned that you might not be getting all benefits that are or could be owed to you under your claim. Most lawyers offer free consultations, and you can even have consultations with several different attorneys to compare information given by each. Whatever … Continue Reading