When it comes to Workers’ Compensation, the laws can be incredibly intimidating, confusing and exhausting to pursue. That’s why our attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith will help you sift through the formalities and get to the root of what is legally owed to you in the form of benefits and compensation, as outlined by the laws of Nevada.
Our accomplished attorney group will provide you with a free consultation to discuss your Workers’ Compensation claim, allowing you to understand your current position and your overall rights.
In our most recent cases in Workers’ Compensation claims, we have recovered a significant amount of money including the $1.25 million dollar slip and fall claim we pursued for our clients injury of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. With our knowledge of the state and federal laws, we can pursue your claim with fervor and commitment to help you recover the Workers’ Compensation package that is rightfully yours.
It is important for our clients to understand that the only contact they need to make to pursue their Workers’ Compensation claim is to our office: We will handle the rest. You will no longer have to cut through the bureaucratic tape that has stifled your ability to gain compensation for so long, or be confused by the legalities involved in receiving compensation. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience pursuing Workers’ Compensation claims successfully, and we will help you pursue your right to medical care, lost wages and benefits without delay.
Understanding Workers Compensation
The state and federal Workers’ Compensation laws are designed to protect employees who have suffered an injury while at work. In the state of Nevada, employees injured or disabled at work are entitled to fixed monetary awards, eliminating the necessity for expensive litigation.
All Nevada employers are required by law to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance. This insurance is in place to provide injured or ill employees, who have suffered from the circumstances surrounding their working conditions, benefits that can include medical expenses, lost wages, vocational rehabilitation, and death benefits for the surviving family members.
If you have suffered from an injury or illness while on the job, you should immediately seek medical attention, while notifying your employer about the ailment or injury so a claim can begin on your behalf. It is important to understand that Workers’ Compensation insurance companies and their attorneys are obligated to the employer, not the injured worker. Therefore, it is important that you retain representation with our office that will allow you to be treated fairly, without intimidation or confusion, so your best interests are kept at the forefront of the process.
Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims
To follow are some examples of work-related injuries. If you have suffered from any of these circumstances, it is important that you contact our Workers’ Compensation attorneys today:
- Slip and Fall Accident While at Work
- Falling Off Ladders or from Heights While Working
- Development of Illnesses, including Asbestos as the Result of Working with Hazardous Materials
- Development of Cumulative or Repetitive Stress Injuries as a Result of Repeating the Same Motion Over & Over Again
The type of disability benefits an injured worker qualifies for will depend on several factors, including:
- The Type and Severity of the Injury
- How Long the Person Will be Out of Work (Ranging from 5 business days to permanently leave.)
- Re-employment Wages
- Wages Received
- Age of the Patient