Workers' Compensation News

What Is the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If you are injured at work, there may be two options available for you to seek compensation for your injuries: workers’ compensation or a personal injury lawsuit. However, these options are very different from one another. Working with a skilled Las… Read More

Can a Pre-Existing Condition Affect My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

It is not unusual for a worker to have some type of pre-existing condition at the time he or she is injured in a work-related accident. Having a pre-existing condition does not disqualify you from receiving workers’ compensation benefits. However, some… Read More

Could a Second Job Affect Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

It is not uncommon for Nevada residents to work a second job in today’s economy. However, sustaining an injury at one job while working a second could have an impact on your workers’ compensation benefits. At Henness & Haight, our Las Vegas workers’… Read More

Older Workers Face a Greater Risk of Death in Workplace Accidents

An analysis of federal data shows that workers ages 55 and older are at a greater risk of dying in workplace accidents than workers in other age groups, according to the Associated Press (AP). During its research, the AP found that approximately 35 percent… Read More

Are Car Accidents Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

A car accidents may not be the first thing that comes to mind as a reason to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, if you were injured in a car accident while you were driving or riding in a vehicle for a work-related reason, you may be able… Read More

Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition that develops in your hand, wrist and fingers after regularly performing repetitive tasks. Each year, more than three million workers are diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, making it an all-too-common… Read More

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim After Suffering Heat Stroke

Long-term exposure to high temperatures can leave you susceptible to heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses, especially if you are an outdoor worker. Heat stroke can have a severe physical effect on your body and increases the chances of a dangerous… Read More

When Will My Workers’ Compensation Benefits Begin?

One of the most important rights you have in the workplace are the benefits you are entitled through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation is designed to provide you financial relief for any medical expenses and partial… Read More

What Does Workers’ Compensation Pay For?

Workplace injuries and illnesses pose a dangerous hazard to your health and can have a significant impact on your finances. Because of this, workers’ compensation was created to provide compensation for workers who suffer injuries at work. Since each… Read More

Independent Contractors are Not Eligible for Workers’ Compensation

The modern workforce is shifting from the traditional employer-employee relationship as more companies are hiring independent contractors for specific jobs or periods of employment. Although working as an independent contractor has its advantages, contractors… Read More