Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Dec 15, 2016 in Workers' Compensation News
Employers are responsible for providing a safe working environment. However, even in the safest conditions, workplace accidents can occur.
Workers’ compensation in Nevada covers workplace injuries so that employees are provided with medical assistance and compensated for lost wages if they are unable to work.
If you were injured at work and are seeking workers’ compensation, you must inform your employer immediately so he or she can report the accident to the company’s insurance provider.
Not all companies in Nevada are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, so check with your employer to be sure they are insured. If your employer does not provide you with workers’ compensation, you may need to hire an attorney.
To file a workers’ compensation claim, you will need to do the following:
The process of filing a worker’s compensation claim begins when you provide your C-4 to a claim administrator with your employer’s insurance company. You must turn this form in within 90 days of your initial injury. It is important to act quickly to allow yourself time to schedule an appointment with a doctor and have him or her complete the appropriate section of the form as well.
Receiving a work-related injury can be a difficult situation that causes concern for your job security and ability to provide for yourself and your family. If you are still unsure of what to do or have any questions about filing a claim, contact the Las Vegas workers’ compensation attorneys at Henness & Haight. We will provide you with valuable legal advice and review your claim through a free, no obligation consultation.
Call our firm at 844.613.6275 to speak with a member of our legal team.