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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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Prior to the holidays, I spent some time putting together a compilation of Workers Comp 101 videos.  Take a moment to learn about the hearings and appeals process, along with getting an inside look at the courtroom.  Here's a playlist I created from my YouTube page:  NV Workers Comp 101 with Virginia Hunt: Hearings Division
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Proud of my son +Evan Weinstock for capturing the decathlon championship at Princeton for the Ivy League. He's a junior at Brown University.
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The Law Office is again the Las Vegas Wranglers at their upcoming game against the Idaho Steelheads. Game time is 7:05 pm on Friday, February 15 at the Orleans Arena. We will have a table with free Guides for Injured Workers and free lanyards, and hope you stop by to meet us before the game, at half time, and after the game. Go Wranglers!
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Fire fighters have a law entitling them to workers’ compensation benefits under a law written especially for fire fighters.  NRS 617.453 provides for a rebuttable presumption that a cancer is work-related for fire fighters with 5 years or more of full-time, continuous employment if the   person was exposed to a known carcinogen and the carcinogen is … Continue reading Cancer in Nevada Firefighters →
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One of the benefits of being self-employed and writing my own blog is that I can express my opinion on what is right with Nevada's workers' compensation system, and what needs improvement or overhauling. I accept no "favors" from medical providers I mention as providing superior service to injured workers. I like to let hurt employees know which doctors and facilities I like in the hope that it may benefit my readers. Obviously, people will disagree with my opinion, and they may have different experiences. I am always happy to hear about your particular experiences, and encourage you to write to me about which medical providers have been helpful, and who haven't been.

http://www.nevadaworkerscompensationlaw.com/2014/01/articles/benefits/medical-care-1/physical-therapist-karen-crawford-knows-nevadas-injured-workers-and-she-cares/
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Before an injured worker undergoes a neck or back surgery, he or she should be familiar with a few medical terms and what specific procedure the surgeon is recommending.... Common #spine Surgeries for #injuredworkers

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I was just sharing some war stories on line with other claimants attorneys about our experiences with particular vocational rehabilitation counselors.  There is no question that some counselors do a poor job of assisting injured workers with realistic and fair plans for returning the injured worker to work.  However, the injured worker can make the best of the vocational rehab experience by doing the following:
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Injured workers should have realistic expectations when working with vocational rehabilitation counselors to make the most of their voc reha

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The Notice of Claim Acceptance can be used by the adjuster to limit the scope of the claim without the injured worker realizing this until t

Injured Worker Fraud Not Prevalent : Nevada Workers' Compensation Law Blog
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Injured worker fraud, particularly by Metro police officers, is not prevalent.