Injured on the job in Las Vegas? You need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney on your side.
Almost every occupation or profession carries some risk of injury… whether that be from a potential accident on site, a strain of repetitive motions, or exposure to hazardous substances. Additionally, if you’ve been injured on the job, your pain is compounded by the stress associated by the fear of how your employer will react. At Craig P. Kenny & Associates, An Injury Law Firm, we want to ensure your main focus is solely on your recovery. We will handle the rest.
Regardless of where you are in your workers’ comp process-whether you’ve suffered an on-the-job neck injury as recently as yesterday, or perhaps you have been enduring work-related carpal tunnel for years… maybe you are even trying to handle a denied workers’ compensation claim. Perhaps your injuries are only starting to become apparent and you are unsure if it is work-related. Whatever the case may be, and regardless of where you are at in your work-place injury claim, you owe it to yourself to call the best Las Vegas Workers’ Compensation attorney in Nevada. We will conduct a free evaluation of your work injury claim and advise of the best plan of action to take; legally and medically.
What kind of Las Vegas workers’ compensation benefits am I entitled to?
Getting the benefits you deserve from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance is not a simple matter. As you can imagine, it involves plenty of red tape that could easily confuse you, and eventually result in the unfair denial of your claim—that is, unless you have an experienced Las Vegas workers’ compensation attorney on your side. You could be entitled to the following benefits:
- Medical care
- Medical Expenses (includes travel)
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation Costs
The compensation you receive for missed work is based on the extent of your injuries paired with your ability to return to work. If in fact you qualify for benefits, you may qualify for compensation under the following areas:
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD): If you are unable to work for five (5) consecutive days, or a total of five (5) days in a twenty (20) day work week.
- Temporary Partial Disability (TPD): If your wage is less than the TTD amount you are receiving; TPD is then used to eliminate the deficit.
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD): A more severe coverage area, this is implemented when you’ve suffered a permanent loss of functionality in a part of your body that, in turn, sabotages your ability to complete your work.
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD): The most severe of the four, this applies if you are permanently disabled and unable to return to work.
How Long Until I Receive My Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
You can get medical treatment for your injury or illness immediately. If a medical provider is informed that you have a pending workers’ compensation claim, they cannot request payment from you directly. To receive financial benefits, you must wait for your claim to be approved by the insurance company. You will typically be notified 30-days post filing. If you are denied benefits, you will be notified of your rights to appeal the claim with a deadline to do so.
Appealing A Work Comp Claim
If you are denied your benefits, an experienced personal injury attorney, such as the attorneys at Craig P. Kenny & Associates, can help you file an appeal. We understand the process and what the law requires, and we will happily represent you, our client, to ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled to.