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Part-time and temporary workers contribute significantly to Nevada’s workforce across many industries. But if injured on the job, are these employees eligible for the same workers’ compensation benefits as full-time workers? Generally, the answer is yes – with some caveats.
Like almost all states, Nevada law requires nearly all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover injuries, lost wages, and other benefits for employees hurt at work. This includes protection for part-time staff. However, certain occupational exemptions apply.
If you are a part-time worker injury victim, get in touch with Kidwell & Gallagher Injury Lawyers, where a Nevada workers’ compensation attorney will provide reliable guidance on your eligibility for benefits.
Under Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 616A-620, workers’ compensation insurance must cover initial medical treatment, lost income replacement for missed work, vocational rehabilitation services, and other support for employees disabled due to a workplace injury. This no-fault system applies to most occupations with rare exceptions.
To receive benefits, the injury must meet these qualifications:
Coverage typically excludes self-employed independent contractors since they do not qualify as employees. However, almost all hourly and salaried staff meet the law’s definition of employee, including:
As a part-time employee, you have several rights under Nevada’s workers’ compensation law. These include the right to file a workers’ compensation claim if injured or become ill while at the workplace.
You also have the right to representation by an injury attorney or other representative when dealing with a workers’ compensation claim.
Sometimes the outcome of the workers’ compensation decision may not be satisfactory, and you’re free to appeal.
This is the responsibility of the Nevada Department of Industrial Relations. The department can investigate complaints, take enforcement action against employers who violate the law, and collect penalties.
While Nevada law covers most part-time staff, collecting rightful workers’ compensation benefits can still prove difficult.
Some common hurdles injured workers face include:
For part-timers, limited work hours can also complicate calculating fair lost wage replacement amounts written into law. Without meticulous injury documentation and experienced legal advocacy, they risk wrongful denial of earned benefits.
Dealing with worker’s compensation for part-time employees is not always easy. At Kidwell & Gallagher, we’ve helped injured part-time and full-time employees alike exercise their rights to workers’ compensation benefits under Nevada law.
If your accident claim has been denied, we can appeal. Or if you are still awaiting a determination on your case, discussing options with our legal team from the start helps avoid missteps. Learn more about how we can assist with your workplace injury case, call our office or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Craig W. Kidwell is the managing partner of Kidwell & Gallagher, Ltd., and exclusively represents injured workers in Nevada. Mr. Kidwell has been practicing workers’ compensation law in Nevada since 1999 and has acted as lead counsel on over 2,000 contested workers’ compensation claims. Mr. Kidwell represents injured workers in Nevada through all stages of Nevada’s complex worker’s compensation system. Craig regularly appears in all levels of Nevada’s administrative workers’ compensation system and has represented injured workers in Nevada’s districts and Supreme Court.