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Nevada: Physicians May Consider Spinal Injury's Impact on Daily Living Activities in Rating Permanent Disability

The Supreme Court of Nevada (en banc) recently reversed a decision of a district court judge that had granted declaratory and injunctive relief sought by the state's Self-Insurers Association. The district judge had determined that a Division of Industrial Relations regulation allowing physicians...

NV: Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper Resigns

LAS VEGAS, NV - Nevada Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper has resigned from his position, effective June 2, 2010. Brett Barratt will serve as Acting Commissioner until a new commissioner is selected. Source: Insurance Journal

NV: Legislative Subcommittee Agrees on Workplace Safety Proposals

CARSON CITY, NV - The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that a legislative subcommittee on Monday agreed on proposals to increase penalties and make it easier to cite employers for workplace safety violations, this after a recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor that criticized Nevada's worker...

NV: Nevada Business Group Uses Monkey-Themed Ad Campaign to Attract California Business

LAS VEGAS, NV - The Nevada Development Authority (NDA) launches today a new million-dollar monkey-themed television advertising campaign in California to attract business owners to relocate to Southern Nevada . The campaign highlights the benefits of doing business in Nevada and features a new texting...

Nevada: Are Your Benefits Calculated Correctly?

When the adjuster sends you a benefit check if you are out of work due to your work accident, she should also send you a letter telling you how she calculated your average monthly wage (AMW). The AMW is the amount used to calculate your out-of-work compensation benefits and your permanent partial disability...

Nevada: Are Your Benefits Calculated Correctly?

When the adjuster sends you a benefit check if you are out of work due to your work accident, she should also send you a letter telling you how she calculated your average monthly wage (AMW). The AMW is the amount used to calculate your out-of-work compensation benefits and your permanent partial disability...

Nevada: Terrible New Decision for Injured Workers on PPD Ratings

Just before Thanksgiving, the Nevada Supreme Court published a turkey of a decision that robs injured workers of disability award money. In Public Agency Compensation Trust v. Blake, 127 Nev. Adv. Op. 77 (2011), the court invalidated a long-standing DIR regulation that addressed how rating doctors are...

Bad News for Nevada Injured Workers Who Fall at Work?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, about a fifth of all workplace fatalities in Nevada were caused by a worker falling. Almost every serious fall injury I've handled in the Nevada work comp arena in the past fifteen years was caused either by the employer's obvious failure...

Nevada Workers’ Comp Fraud You Don’t Hear About

Nevadans have been convinced over the years that there are many workers who try to take advantage of the system, either by filing false claims or by prolonging their time off work, or by collecting undeserved permanent partial disability awards. What the public in Nevada rarely hears or reads about however...