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Represents injured workers with Nevada workers’ compensation claims
Represents injured workers with Nevada workers’ compensation claims

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In most cases, it is the Insurer who is responsible for paying the cost of a Permanent Partial Disability exam. However, in some cases, the burden falls on the injured worker. Unfortunately, this burden just got a bit heavier for injured workers to carry in these rare situations.

Effective February 1, 2016, the cost of a PPD evaluation...
http://huntlawoffice.com/nevada-workers-comp-law-blog/2016/02/articles/claims/cost-of-ppd-increased/ #workerscompensationlaw #nevada #attorney

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NEW BLOG POST: An FCE is a Functional Capacity Evaluation that takes about 2-3 hours at a physical therapist’s office selected by the adjuster to help the treating doctor determine whether the injured worker should have permanent work restrictions. More and more treating physicians are requesting that they be done before the doctor... read more at http://huntlawoffice.com/nevada-workers-comp-law-blog/2016/02/articles/claims/what-happens-when-your-fce-is-invalid/ #WorkersCompensation #Nevada #Attorney #LasVegas

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NEW BLOG POST: MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATE DECREASED IN 2016: Effective January 1, 2016, the reimbursement rate for workers compensation related travel has been decreased significantly from 57.5 cents per mile to 54 cents per mile. Read more at my blog: http://huntlawoffice.com/nevada-workers-comp-law-blog/2016/01/articles/information-center/mileage-reimbursement-decreased-in-2016/ #WorkersCompensation #workcomp #nevada #lawyer #attorney #vegas #henderson #blog

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So proud of my son, Evan. He was featured in the Brown Alumni Magazine recently. Who would have thought of Bobsledding as a next step in his athletic career? I particularly like the last line "But don't bet against him"... http://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/content/view/4090/30 #ProudMom #BrownUniversity #Alumni #EvanWeinstock

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*NEW BLOG POST* OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESSES FREQUENTLY DENIED CLAIMS BY INSURERS: It isn’t always clear what the difference between a work-related illness and an illness that doesn’t originate in work activities but is made worse when the employee must try to work. Even when it is obvious and doctors directly report that an illness is caused by an employee’s particular work duties, you can count on most workers’ compensation insurers and their administrators to deny the claim. The reasons for denial of these occupational illness claims... read more at: http://huntlawoffice.com/nevada-workers-comp-law-blog/2016/01/articles/information-center/occupational-illnesses-frequently-denied-by-insurers/ #‎workerscompensation‬ ‪#‎Vegas‬ ‪#‎attorney‬ ‪#‎occupational‬ ‪#‎illness‬ ‪#‎workinjury‬

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Every year I attend a Larson Advisory Board luncheon scheduled during the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference in Las Vegas. Advisory Board members are attorneys from various states who blog and contribute articles on workers’ compensation law to the Larson’s Series of publications. The Board members discuss trends and the hottest legal issues.

This year, the hot topic was once again the Oklahoma opt out law that was enacted in 2013. It essentially allows employers to adopt complex plans controlled solely by employers whereby benefits are denied to most injured workers, while employers remain shielded from any liability.    http://huntlawoffice.com/nevada-workers-comp-law-blog/2015/11/articles/information-center/horror-stories-on-opt-out-and-workers-comp-laws-worse-than-nevadas-laws/   #workerscomp     #workerscompensation  

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The monthly meeting of the workers’ compensation attorneys who represent injured workers was named the Workers Comp Working Group by the Nevada Justice Association with the presentation of a plaque. It was given to attorneys from the group who attended the annual NJA conference this past weekend in Long Beach California.

JP Kemp, Jason Mills, Herb Santos, and Craig Kidwell were attendees at the conference. They reported that the personal injury attorneys who make up the majority of the NJA membership had a new-found respect for the hard work of the group during the last legislative session. That session was a nail-hitter to the end when the tide could have turned into an ugly tsunami drowning the rights of injured workers. Selfless claimants’ attorneys from the Working Group did a great job during the last legislative session, with sharks circling and snapping at issues like adoption of the Sixth Edition of the AMA Guides.  (read more on my blog...)   #workerscompensation  

http://huntlawoffice.com/nevada-workers-comp-law-blog/2015/10/articles/information-center/work-comp-attorneys-have-been-busy/

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I wish I could say I’m surprised by the lame response by DIR (Division of Industrial Relations) to the Petition I file d in July for DIR to do its job and have an actuary review the discount rate used to convert permanent partial disability awards to present value lump sums. After you read DIR’s response, denying the petition, you will note that the director of DIR fails to mention that the law requires DIR to have an actuary review the present value table every year. No excuse is offered as to why it hasn’t been done since 2000. Instead, he says DIR complied with the law that requires a review of all regulations every ten years.

Don’t worry, injured workers. I’m not going away, and intend to take further action on this until the regulation and table are corrected.   #workerscompensation   #nevada   #DIR  

http://huntlawoffice.com/nevada-workers-comp-law-blog/2015/09/articles/claims/shame-on-dir-lame-response-to-petition/

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The fifth annual Division of Industrial Relations Workers’ Compensation conference, held on August 19 and 20, 2015, was attended mostly by people servicing employers , insurers,  and third-party administrators in the workers’ compensation industry in Nevada.  Few of the speakers focused on educating the attendees about the needs of injured workers, with the notable exception of the fire fighters who spoke about the risks of toxic chemical exposures to fire fighters.

http://huntlawoffice.com/nevada-workers-comp-law-blog/2015/08/articles/information-center/dir-conference-oriented-toward-insurers/

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I have a lot of information on my website, blog posts, and Youtube videos for those injured workers in Nevada who want to represent themselves at hearings.  But it appears that I haven’t addressed an important topic for those of you who successfully contest a claim denial and win your case in front of a hearings officer or an appeals officer.  I have already addressed what to do if an insurer or employer files their own appeal of a hearings officer’s decision that is favorable to you in by blog post that discusses motions for stay orders in “When Is a Win Not a Win”.

Now let me tell you what you must do in order to get compensation benefits paid to you after you get a decision that reverses denial of your claim and orders the work comp insurer to “pay all appropriate benefits”

http://huntlawoffice.com/nevada-workers-comp-law-blog/2015/08/articles/appeals/getting-benefits-after-you-win-your-case/
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