Nevada Workers' Compensation Law

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Tag Archives: PPD

Expensive to Obtain a Second Rating

Posted in Permanent partial disability awards
 Each year the WCS Medical Unit of the Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) updates the Medical Fee Schedule that determines the fees for medical services, including impairment evaluations.  Effective February 1, 2012, the current 138 authorized rating doctors may charge $693.31 for up to two body parts.  $231.54  is chargeable for each  additional body part.  For example, an… Continue Reading

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

Knee and Shoulder Injuries at Work

Posted in Back Injuries
 Work-related traumatic injuries to knees and shoulders are common. These are two of the most complex joints in the body.  If an injured worker is not getting better with physical therapy, reduced activity, and drugs to reduce inflammation, the initial treating physician may then order a MRI to better diagnose injury to the ligaments, tendons, and cartilage.… Continue Reading