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Returning to work after being injured on the job in Nevada

Being injured on the job can be a stressful experience. People in Nevada who find themselves in just such a situation may be concerned about regaining their health. Will they recover from their injury or will their injury be permanent?

What are "accident benefits" for workers' compensation purposes?

Being injured on the job can be a difficult experience. A workplace injury accident can compromise a worker's health, leaving them temporarily or even permanently unable to perform their job duties. When this happens, workers in Nevada may be concerned about how they're going to afford the medical expenses associated with the injury.

Can a worker sue when workers' compensation is not enough?

When a person in Nevada is injured on the job, that person may be compensated for the costs associated with the injury through the workers' compensation system. Most employers in Nevada are required to provide workers' compensation insurance to cover the costs their workers may incur if they are injured or made ill on-the-job. However, sometimes a worker may feel like the workers' compensation benefits they are receiving are not enough to cover all their losses. They may wonder if they can pursue a lawsuit against their employer.

Workers in Nevada can appeal a denied workers' comp claim

When a person in Nevada is injured or made ill on the job, their primary focus may be on simply regaining their health. Unfortunately, some illnesses or injuries could prevent a person from working for weeks or even months. This is why the workers' compensation system is so important. It provides injured or ill workers with the financial resources they need while they're recovering. A worker should not need to worry about medical bills or lost wages at such times; they should be able to simply do what is necessary to get better.

Where to turn when applying for workers' compensation benefits

People in Nevada have a strong work ethic, and most go to work every day to support themselves and their families. However, sometimes a person's workplace can be dangerous, leading to on-the-job injuries or illnesses. Of course, some industries, such as the construction or manufacturing industries, have obvious dangers, such as the use of heavy machinery or hazardous chemicals. However, even seemingly safe office jobs can pose dangers. A person could trip over a tear in the carpet, strain their back reaching something on a tall shelf or develop a repetitive stress injury from typing at a computer all day.

Forklift operator in Nevada killed in worksite accident

It may seem like Nevada's construction industry is thriving these days. Apartment complexes, homes, retail establishments, offices and factories are just some of the structures being built all around the state. It can be lucrative work, but it can also be dangerous work, as one recent incident shows.

Construction site accidents and the Fatal Four

Whether it is roadwork on one of Nevada's many streets and highways or whether it is the erection of a new building, workers in the construction industry perform very important jobs. However, construction work can be more dangerous than other professions. For example, according to the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration, of the 4,693 private workers who died on-the-job in 2016, just over 21 percent of these individuals worked in the construction industry.

Seeking compensation when you are injured on the job

Whatever the precipitating circumstances are, it is entirely possible for just about any worker in Nevada to be injured or made ill on-the-job. A worker might fall off a ladder, develop repetitive stress injuries, be injured by heavy machinery or in some other way be injured or made ill while at work. Sometimes these injuries or illnesses are so serious that the worker needs extensive medical care, and will be unable to work for a long period of time. When this happens, workers in Nevada may want to seek workers' compensation benefits.

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