Nevada Workers' Compensation Law

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Tag Archives: disability

Terrible New Decision for Injured Workers on PPD Ratings

Posted in Permanent partial disability awards
Just before Thanksgiving, the Nevada Supreme Court published a turkey of a decision that robs injured workers of disability award money.  In Public Agency Compensation Trust v. Blake, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 77 (2011), the court invalidated a long-standing  DIR regulation that addressed how rating doctors are to account for a prior PPD award for a re… Continue Reading

Holiday Horrors: Late and Missing Checks

Posted in Benefits
  Does the following sound familiar?  You’ve checked the mailbox for the third time in an hour.  You finally see the postal carrier  drive down your street,   but  he does not  leave a compensation check in your mailbox.  You wave him down and angrily interrogate him  about whether your check could be lost or stolen.  Your briefly contemplate committing a  federal offense… Continue Reading

Mileage Reimbursement Rates and Maximum Average Monthly Wage for Nevada Workers’ Comp Claims

Posted in Average Monthly Wage, Mileage reimubursement
 There’s good news and bad news.  The good news is that effective July 1, 2011, the mileage reimbursement rate for using your car to go to and from doctors and physical therapists visits increased from 51 cents per mile to 55.5 cents per mile.  Injured workers must have traveled more than 20 miles one way… Continue Reading