Nevada workers’ compensation lawyer & attorney Virginia Hunt uses the Nevada Workers’ Compensation Law Blog to provide news & updates on workers’ compensation laws and helpful information on the claims process.
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Most injured workers are able to keep working while they get medical care for their work injury. That makes it difficult for some to find time during usual business hours to see an attorney for a free initial consultation regarding their workers' compensation claim. I am therefore...
Attorney Virginia Hunt was recently invited to join the experienced workers' compensation attorneys from the various states that comprise the Larson's National Workers' Compensation Advisory Board for LexisNexis, the world's largest legal publisher. She...
Most injured workers who call me for advice are frustrated with poor medical care or problems obtaining good care as a result of insurance issues. Making sure that injured workers get the best possible medical care is what I do for a living, so I didn’t need a personal experience...
If your treating physician on your accepted workers' compensation claim in Nevada reports to your claims adjuster that you may have a ratable impairment, you should be scheduled for an impairment evaluation 30 days later. This evaluation, also called a rating, will be done by one...
Many injured workers with severe spinal cord injuries are reluctant to mention to their treating physician that they have had sexual dysfunction since their work accident in Nevada. Males in particular are embarrassed to bring up this topic with their doctors. Unless the doctor...
I caution all injured workers to look carefully at the physician progress report (PPR) they are handed at the end of each visit to their doctor assigned to treat their industrial injury. Most doctors and clinics that are on the various third-party administrators' medical...
Each year the WCS Medical Unit of the Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) updates the Medical Fee Schedule that determines the fees for medical services, including impairment evaluations. Effective February 1, 2012, the current 138 authorized rating doctors may charge...
The problem with the Internet articles I see on many sites that look like they provide good information for injured workers is that the content is not specific to Nevada workers' compensation law. Each state has its own laws that determine work comp benefits. If information is not specific to...
1. Going along with bad medical care You don't have to accept substandard medical care just because you were injured at work. It is hard to correct a botched surgery. If you feel reluctant or have a gut feeling that the surgeon the insurer has assigned to you isn't very good...
I promised to give my honest assessment on whether the McKenzie Method used by the physical therapist I am seeing is helping me. Today, back at work with many people needing to get back on track with their medical care and benefits on their claims after a long holiday weekend, my neck is...