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Can injured workers in Nevada ever sue their employer?

In general, employers in Nevada are required to have workers' compensation insurance. When a worker is injured at work, he or she can seek workers' compensation benefits. In exchange for these benefits, the worker then relinquishes his or her right to file a lawsuit against his or her employer for damages.

That being said, there are always exceptions to the rules and this one is no different. Under Nevada law, if an employer is required to provide workers' compensation to an injured employee per law and doesn't, then the employee can pursue a lawsuit against his or her employer.

Workers compensation claims and independent medical examination

If you have filed a claim for workers' compensation due to a work-related injury in Nevada, you may receive a notice from your employer's insurer asking you to appear for an independent medical examination.

To be perfectly clear, this examination, unlike your regular medical appointments, is not for the purpose of figuring out the best way to treat you. It is to help the insurance company save money by second-guessing your treating physician's determinations.

Nevada motorcyclist lucky to be alive after crash

Many people in Nevada drive an automobile, but there are some whose preferred mode of transportation is a motorcycle. Whether zipping to or from work, going on a short errand or taking a more leisurely ride through one of Nevada's many scenic routes, motorcyclists are a common sight on Nevada's streets and highways.

However, there is an element of danger in motorcycling. Oftentimes this danger comes in the form of other motorists, who fail to notice a motorcyclist and crash into them. One Nevada motorcyclist is lucky to be alive after one recent crash that sent the motorcyclist to the hospital.

What are the steps in the adoption process in Nevada?

All children in Nevada deserve to have loving parents who provide them with safe and supportive homes in which to grow and thrive. Sometimes prospective parents in Nevada choose to adopt a child. Adoption is a wonderful way to grow a family, but there are steps that need to be taken to legally adopt a child.

First of all, potential parents need to attend an orientation course, and then they must also complete courses that will prepare them for becoming an adoptive parent. After that, a home study will be performed. Following that, a child will be selected for the adoptive parents. This is done through a certain process that matches children and adoptive parents.

Nevada offers several types of workers' compensation benefits

There are a wide variety of workers in Nevada. Some work in one of the state's many casinos, luxury hotels and restaurants. Others work in the construction or manufacturing industries. And, some work office jobs. However, what all these workers have in common is that it is possible they could be injured on the job. When this happens, they may want to seek workers' compensation benefits.

There are numerous types of workers' compensation benefits that a person in Nevada can pursue if they suffer a workplace injury. First, there are permanent total disability benefits. These are awarded to workers whose injury keeps them from being able to work on a permanent basis. In other cases, workers will qualify for temporary total disability. These benefits provide total compensation, but only to workers whose injury temporarily keeps them from being able to work.

What are some common defenses to a DUI charge?

A person in Nevada who has been accused of drunk driving may think the situation is hopeless. They may think nothing can be done, and that they will suffer the harsh consequences of a conviction, including fines, the loss of their driver's license or even jail time. However, while this post cannot guarantee any particular result in a person's drunk driving case, in general there a number of defenses that a person accused of drunk driving may have at their disposal.

First of all, a person can challenge the traffic stop itself. Police must have probable cause in order to pull a vehicle over. If this is lacking then the traffic stop was improper, and the accused cannot be convicted of drunk driving.

Hearing loss is America’s most common workplace injury

If you work in the mining or construction fields, or in any other industry where loud levels of noise are par for the course, be aware that your profession places you at risk for America’s most common workplace injury: hearing loss.

Hearing loss can prove relatively minor and require little more than a hearing aid or similar device, or it can prove quite serious to the point that it affects your overall quality of life.

Why you need a lawyer for your Nevada DUI

Many people tend to think of a DUI case as a simple matter they can handle themselves. However, experienced attorneys know that things are rarely as simple as they seem.

Even a first-time DUI with no aggravating factors can have consequences that extend beyond court-imposed penalties. Having a conviction can weigh against you if you find yourself facing other criminal charges in the future, if you are not a U.S. citizen or if you are a licensed professional such as a nurse or physician.

Top 3 causes of car accidents in Nevada

Car accidents are an inconvenience at best and fatal at worst. Over 300 Nevada residents are victims of collisions in the latter category each year, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. Reducing this number and eventually eliminating it relies on every driver to be aware of risk factors and practice safe driving techniques.

Following are the most commonly cited causes of car accidents throughout the state of Nevada. If you suffered an injury in a collision caused by one of these or any other incident on the road, you should seek out medical care and legal representation to ensure your needs are taken care of.

What counts as a personal injury?

Nevada residents who have suffered an injury because of the actions or inactions of another person may wonder if they have a personal injury case on their hands. Laub and Laub, attorneys at law, define what can be filed under the broad category of personal injury claims.

Many different potential incidents can fall under personal injury claims, as it's a very large umbrella term. A number of incidents are related to motor vehicle accidents or other road-related crashes. This can include accidents on or in:

  • Motorcycles
  • Trucks
  • Cars
  • Bicycles
  • Pedestrian
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