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What is Workers' Compensation?

Workers' compensation is a special form of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees who are injured on the job. In exchange for this compensation, the employee relinquishes the right to sue the employer for negligence. Each year, thousands of workers are injured on the job in Nevada. The state of Nevada offers a system of laws that are designed to provide injured workers with a uniform process as well as a set of available benefits to help them recover and get back to work as quickly as possible. These special laws also provide employers with some cost certainty and security.

What Does Workers' Compensation Cover?

If you have been injured on the job and are unable to work and generate income, you are likely entitled to workers' compensation. Workers' compensation will cover:
  • Income when an employee is unable to work
  • Medical expenses relating to the worker's injuries from the on-the-job accident
  • Rehabilitation
It is important to note that not all injuries are covered under workers' compensation. If you are responsible for your own injuries, such as self-inflicted injuries, injuries suffered while committing a crime or injuries suffered while an employee is impaired by alcohol or drugs, workers' compensation will not cover you.

How Do I File a Workers' Compensation Claim?

Though the process of filing a workers' compensation claim is supposed to be straightforward, there are many complicated and confusing issues workers must overcome to recover compensation. Many employees who have been hurt at work will rely on their employers to help them through the workers' compensation process. This can lead to negative outcomes when pursuing and obtaining benefits with the injured worker often left wondering what to do. They find themselves in a difficult situation where they cannot work, cannot generate income and have their claim denied. If you are in this confusing and frustrating situation, it is time to call the team at Bernstein & Poisson in Las Vegas. Our experienced and skilled workers' compensation attorneys have been helping injured workers obtain their rightful benefits for over 29 years. Our attorneys thoroughly understand the intricacies and nuances of Nevada workers' compensation law. We also know how to aggressively and effectively deal with insurance companies who are treating injured workers poorly. When you choose Bernstein & Poisson, you can rest assured that we will get things done for you while you focus on recovering from your physical injuries so you can get back to work.