Getting hurt at work can be devastating for you and your loved ones. In addition to facing expensive medical bills, you also may be too hurt to keep doing your job. That means no paychecks for weeks, months, or years. Some work-related injuries can even result in permanent disability.
Thankfully, there are safety nets set up to help people who get hurt on the job—namely, workers’ compensation benefits.
Employers with one or more employees in Nevada are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover their workers’ medical bills and lost wages in case they get hurt at their workplaces. But getting compensation isn’t always easy, and the workers’ compensation commission is strict about eligibility requirements.
Workers’ Compensation Provides Multiple Benefits
Workers who get hurt on the job in Nevada may be eligible for a wide variety of benefits, including:
- Medical bills, including doctor’s bills and surgical procedures
- Lost wages
- Rehabilitation benefits for both physical and vocational needs
- Temporary total disability benefits if your injury prevents you from doing any work but is expected to heal
- Permanent partial disability benefits if your injury doesn’t prevent you from working but isn’t expected to heal
- Permanent total disability benefits if your injury prevents you from working and isn’t expected to heal
The amount of money injured workers can receive for each of those types of benefits can vary from claim to claim. At the Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm, we can review your case to find out if you’re eligible to receive benefits.
Get a Lawyer and Level the Playing Field
The workers’ compensation commission can seem stacked against injured workers. Having a lawyer on your side can balance the scales and even tip them in your favor. Let us help you get the money you deserve. Call us today at (702) 213-4416.