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URGENT LEGISLATURE CHANGES - OPINIONS NEEDED NOW: As you know, I have been working with a group of dedicated workers’ comp attorneys to try to defeat some nasty bills that would significantly cut your benefits. Specifically, Assembly Bill 229 would require... read more on my blog at:  http://www.nevadaworkerscompensationlaw.com/2015/04/articles/benefits/permanent-partial-disability-awards/injured-workers-opinions-needed-now/   #workerscompensation   #legislature   #attorney   #nevada   #vegas  
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My New Year’s Thought:

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning, a lion wakes.
It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle,
When the sun comes up, you better start running.

-African proverb
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Here's to a happy, healthy and loving holiday season. (Photo credit: Susan Gomez at Light images (702) 379-7874)
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For those people who want or who must represent themselves at the first level of hearings, you need to read the Rules of Practice. These are the rules that the hearing officers expect attorneys and hearing advocates to know when they appear for a hearing. Although the hearing officers do not expect unrepresented injured workers to be familiar with the Rules of Practice, I suggest that you read them so that you have a fighting chance in an arena where you don't know how the game is played. http://www.nevadaworkerscompensationlaw.com/2014/03/articles/appeals/representing-yourself-at-hearings-on-your-nevada-comp-claim/
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Have a question about claims? Call my office or check out my blog archive here: http://www.nevadaworkerscompensationlaw.com/articles/claims-1/
Nevada Workers' Compensation Law Blog : Nevada Workers' Compensation Lawyer & Attorney : Virginia Hunt Law Firm : Las Vegas Job Injuries & Worker Accidents · Published By Virginia Hunt Law Office · News & Updates on workers' compensation laws & helpful information on the claims process ...
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Legislative Update on Bills Affecting Injured Workers - Steve Miller ran two articles today in the Nevada Journal on the proposed legislation that would allow injured workers greater rights to choose their treating physicians. Let’s hope that Nevada’s lawmakers read them and pay particular attention to how ineffective DIR is with regard to looking out for the interests of injured workers as we try to weather the storm during this legislative session. ‪#‎workerscomplawnevada‬ Read more at:  http://www.nevadaworkerscompensationlaw.com/2015/03/articles/benefits/permanent-partial-disability-awards/legislative-update-on-bills-affecting-injured-workers/
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There was a lengthy article in the Las Vegas Review Journal today about the only peripheral nerve surgeon in Las Vegas, Nevada- Tim Tollestrup, M.D. I wrote about meeting him previously... read more on my blog: http://www.nevadaworkerscompensationlaw.com/2015/03/articles/benefits/medical-care/peripheral-nerve-physician-in-las-vegas-tim-tollestrup/
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ACTION ITEM - YOUR HELP IS NEEDED:  The Nevada legislature meets only every other year, and this year doesn’t look good for the changes that could gut benefits for Nevada’s injured workers.  The amendment so many of us committed work comp attorneys hoped would get out of the senate committee on commerce and labor and to the legislature for a vote on allowing workers to choose their own doctors might be dead already.   Read more and then please help by taking action:  http://www.nevadaworkerscompensationlaw.com/2015/03/articles/uncategorized/help-prevent-terrible-changes-to-work-comp/
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Thank you to all who called the office to check on whether I and my office staff were ok following the shooting at the hearings and appeals offices.  I happened to be giving a seminar out of town yesterday and did not have hearings.  I heard that  Mike Kogler, a hearing advocate for a defense firm,  is recovering well from the injury.  This incident is an unfortunate reminder of how devastating a work injury can be, driving people to do insane things when they feel that they have exhausted their options.   I was in the position previously as an attorney for the old SIIS and then an appeals officer, and had to make decisions that were not received well by injured workers.  While I often disagree with the positions of insurers, third-party administrators, and employers, I can say that the people who are employed by them are, with very rare exceptions, decent people who understand that there is a real person with a family affected by any adverse determinations they make.  I wish Mike a speedy recovery.  

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/26783280/arrest-report-office-shooting-stemmed-from-11-year-old-workers-comp-claim
A shooting at the State of Nevada Department of Administrative Hearings Division building in Las Vegas on Monday stemmed from a workers' compensation claim 11 years earlier, an arrest report reveals.
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My video "What to Expect within the First 30 Days" is featured on the JDSupra.com legal news section:  http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/what-to-expect-within-the-first-30-days-77473/
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I bet there are a lot of instances of people needing workman's compensation out there. I am not sure how Nevada's economy is doing right now, but I am sure there are a lot of people in need of good representation. Keep up with the good work!

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3057 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite 400 Las Vegas, NV 89120
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Represents injured workers with Nevada workers’ compensation claims
Introduction
Workers' Compensation Law Attorney in Las Vegas, NV. Virginia L. Hunt is a Nevada attorney with over fifteen years’ experience in workers’ compensation law.

General Information:
Virginia L. Hunt is a Nevada attorney with over fifteen years’ experience in workers’ compensation law. She began in this practice area by working as an associate general counsel for the former SIIS, and was then appointed by the governor to serve as an administrative appeals officer, responsible for deciding contested workers’ compensation cases. Her firm represents only injured workers,
and offers free seminars and educational materials on the law to those injured workers who do not need legal representation.

**DISCLAIMER**

This Google+ page contains the opinions of Virginia Hunt. It is not intended as legal advice to be relied upon by individuals who do not have an attorney/client relationship and a written representation agreement with Virginia Hunt. No attorney/client relationship is established with visitors of this
Google+ page without a written representation agreement with Virginia Hunt. Visitors of this Google+ page should not think this Google+ page establishes any attorney/client relationship with Virginia Hunt. This Google+ page is instead intended as general information on Nevada workers’ compensation law. The facts of an individual’s case can change how the law is applied and what law is applicable. Individuals should not assume that particular information in a Google+ page applies to them. Individuals with potential or established claims should seek the advice of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney as to their particular circumstances. Virginia Hunt will not be responsible for any action required by you within time limitations that may apply to your circumstances or claim. Time limitations to file appeals are very short for injured workers, so you should not delay seeking the advice of an attorney to guide you. Thank you.

Law Office of Virginia Hunt
3057 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite 400
Las Vegas, NV 89120

Phone: (702) 699-5336
Fax:  (702) 731-9097