Workers Compensation Rights Provided to Las Vegas Residents:
Injuries at work happen and while employers do their best to maintain a safe work environment, accidents do happen. If your injury is severe or debilitating, consult with a workers compensation lawyer right away to determine what a fair and just amount would be. The work injury lawyers at Dallas Horton and Associates are here to help get you through the pain and suffering you may be experiencing right now. Our injured clients come to us from all walks of life in search of professional, informed representation, in a wide range of work injury matters.
If you have been injured at work, you may have a legal right to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. Don’t let an insurance company, or your employer, dictate the size of settlement you’re entitled to! Representation from one of our skilled lawyers can be the key to ensuring you get the money you need to recover properly.
Do Not Be Afraid To File A Work Injury Claim:
You should not be afraid to seek compensation from your employers if you suffer a personal injury, illness, or loss due to the negligence of an employer. Employees cannot be fired if they file claims against their employers and they will not be receiving their reimbursement directly from the employer since companies in Las Vegas usually have workers compensation insurance for such cases.
Some Of Our Case Results:
The expert team at Dallas Horton & Associates have successfully resolved many work injury cases in Las Vegas, including many Back and Neck Injury cases. Here are results we got for a few of our clients:
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Deadlines to file:
- You have seven (7) days to inform your employer of the injury and file your Notice Of Injury or Occupational Disease in order to receive maximum benefits (Sec. 616C.015)
- You only have Ninety Days (90) days to file claim for compensation if you have received medical treatment, or missed work, due to your injury. Your loved ones have 1 year to file in the extreme case of a death (Sec. 616C.020)
Looking For a Capable Workers Compensation Lawyer?
The hiring of a good workers compensation lawyer in Las Vegas is essential because building a claim for reimbursement from an employer may be a lengthy procedure, and it can also be very complex. Our attorneys are versed in different practice areas pertaining to work accidents (and their resulting injuries), detrimental effects, as well as the legal processes that must be followed when making a claim. Your attorney will file the claim on your behalf, the victim/claimant.
It goes without saying that the experienced team at Dallas Horton and Associates, with over 70 years combined experience in personal injury law, is more likely to win your case than a lawyer without a lot of expertise. Not only will a good work injury lawyer enable you to secure your personal injury claim, but they will also work towards securing a fair compensation package for you and your family.
What Are Fees Like For Work Injury Cases in Las Vegas?
Once an accident occurs in the workplace, it is urgent that you contact an attorney immediately. In most cases our firm will work on a contingency basis. This simply means that if we don't win the case, we won't charge our client any fees.
The benefit of hiring an experienced work injury lawyer is that at the very beginning, even before the claim has been made, we can help predict the outcome of the claim. This will help you to know what you could be looking at via workers compensation, in a realistic manner.
When Should You Seek Legal Help For Your Work Injury?
1. Retain A Workers Compensation Lawyer If Your Claim Has Been Denied
If your claim has been denied, you may want to seek a personal injury attorney to represent you to overturn the denial. The employer may try to dispute the fact that your claim was work related. An attorney will be able to use legal tools to gather evidence for your hearing. At your hearing your workers compensation attorney will represent you, present evidence to the court, and work to overturn your claim denial.
2. If You Have a Pre-Existing Condition
If your injury at work involves a body part in which you have a pre-existing condition, you may need to seek an attorney to represent you. This is important for your case, as the insurance company will more than likely blame your injury on the pre-existing condition.
Repetitive stress injuries may fall in to this category, and can be difficult to prove. An experienced lawyer will be able to present the facts in a way that demonstrate your injury is not related to a pre-existing condition.
3. If Your Ability To Work Has Been Affected
Perhaps you are facing a lifetime disability. You will want to seek out a lawyer to make sure you will receive the appropriate and fair amount of compensation. Your injury can be an injury that causes you to have to seek a new profession. An attorney will work to insure that benefits are provided to train you in a new line of work.
4. If You Are Receiving Government Benefits
If you are already receiving disability benefits or utilizing Medicare, your benefits could be reduced or you may have to pay out of pocket for medical treatment. Workers comp attorneys will work with you to minimize any reduction in existing benefits you may be receiving. If you want to reach out to us for a free consultation please contact us here.
5. If You Have Trouble Getting The Medical Treatment You Need
Perhaps you are not getting the medical attention you need. Your injury may require surgery or treatment by a specialist. Your attorney will represent you against the insurance company to make sure you get the medical treatment you need to help you recover from your “on the job” injury.
6. If You Have A Workers Compensation Hearing
If the insurance company does not offer a settlement, you may be faced with a workers compensation hearing. During this hearing the insurance company will have experienced attorneys present.You also need to have an experienced attorney on your side during this hearing. They will assist you in obtaining a fair and just settlement for you and your family. The workers compensation attorney will be able to present your case, and represent you against the insurance company. Experience matters when it comes to these hearings, so make sure you choose a lawyer with a proven track record of success.Dallas Horton and Associates are highly rated, experienced, workers compensation attorneys. Call us today for a no cost evaluation of your case.
7. If Your Permanent Disability Rating Is Disputed
Suffering a permanent disability while working is the most common reason employees seek legal representation. Workers compensation uses a permanent disability rating to calculate benefits. There are two types of permanent disability categories: Permanent Total Disability and Permanent Partial Disability.
- Permanent Total Disability is when you are injured and are unable to ever work again. These are the most serious of disabilities, such as blindness and loss of arms and legs. Permanent total disabilities payments last throughout the injured worker’s lifetime.
- Permanent Partial Disability includes things like broken fingers or limbs. The employee will recover and return to the workforce at some point in the future. States have in their workers compensation laws what are called scheduled loss or unscheduled loss.
A scheduled loss is disability in the extremities, like fingers, toes, arms, hands, and feet. An unscheduled loss is a disability that is not in the workers compensation list and these types of disabilities are more complicated to calculate.