When to File a Claim for Workers' Compensation

Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Nov 16, 2016 in Workers' Compensation News

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If you have been injured or diagnosed with an illness because of your job, it is important to file a workers’ compensation claim right away. Workers’ compensation benefits can offset the cost of medical treatment and lost income for injured employees.

Nevada has a 90-day statute of limitations for filing for workers’ compensation after the accident that caused your injury occurred. Filing your claim as soon as possible will prevent insurance companies from denying you coverage for your condition.

Unlike most states, Nevada limits the freedom of workers to choose their own healthcare providers. Your employer will most likely provide a list of providers for you to choose from and if not, there is a state-issued list that includes other approved doctors to select.

After being in a work-related accident, you must notify your employer in writing within seven days to inform them of the details concerning your injury. This may include:

  • The type of injury you are filing for
  • The date and time in which the injury occurred
  • How the injury occurred

You may also provide your employer and insurance company with a witness list if the accident that caused your injury was seen by co-workers.

If you have been injured or experienced a medical condition directly related to your employment, contact the Las Vegas workers’ compensation attorneys at Henness & Haight. We will provide you with a free consultation to determine if you are entitled to compensation for your injury, lost wages and any suffering that has occurred. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis and charge no fees until you receive a favorable outcome in your claim.

Call 844.613.6275 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation form to get started.