Nevada's workers' compensation program is a no-fault insurance plan that gives guaranteed financial payments to workers who suffer a work-related injury. It pays for lost wages and medical expenses and makes lump sum disability disbursements. Workers' give up the private right to sue employers for negligence in return for prompt payment and avoiding the delay, cost and acrimony associated with a lawsuit.
In most situations, workers who are injured on the job in Nevada have the right to workers' compensation to pay for their injuries. However, laws govern the reporting of these injuries and coverage.