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Workers Compensation Attorney in Elko, Nevada

When people are hurt on the job and have a workers’ compensation claim, their first three questions are usually, “How do I get medical care or compensation,” “Do I need a lawyer?” and “If so, how much will a lawyer cost me?”

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At Kidwell & Gallagher, we have decades of combined experience helping clients like you recover for their complete losses – in pursuit of their most complete recoveries. Our dedicated legal team is committed to providing you with personalized service that bolsters your peace of mind during this difficult time.

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Personal Injury

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We have multiple Five Star Reviews from happy clients on Google.

Reno’s Top-Rated Personal Injury Attorneys

With over 45 years of combined experience representing clients nationwide, our team is dedicated to help our clients and our community. We also have two bilingual staff members to accommodate your needs!

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Craig W. Kidwell, Esq.

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Barbara Gallagher Esq.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When you schedule your free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Reno, Nevada, you should come prepared with specific questions for us to address.

There are various reasons why you should choose our team at Kidwell & Gallagher to assist you with your workers’ compensation claim. We are not only one of Nevada’s best law firms, but we are also committed to our clients throughout the entire process of their claims. No matter how tough the insurance companies are, we do not back down without a fight, as we believe our clients deserve the maximum compensation possible. The following are some of the reasons we believe you should choose our lawyers for your workers’ compensation claim:

  • We have the in-depth knowledge, skills, and experience to help you file a workers’ compensation claim and fight for your right to compensation.
  • We are dedicated to obtaining client compensation and advocating for workplace safety in Nevada.
  • Our attorneys have a combination of 45 years of experience helping clients with workers’ compensation claims.
  • We have two different office locations, making it convenient for all Nevadans who need legal assistance to reach us.
  • We do not charge anything upfront and offer free consultations to begin discussing your case.
  • Our lawyers focus on various cases, which means you can count on us for any personal injuries you experience.

A common scenario that often comes up during workers’ compensation cases is that insurance companies do not treat injured employees fairly or listen to the pain and suffering they have gone through. It is also not uncommon for our clients to encounter difficulties such as needing to submit proof, delayed payments, or even a denied claim. Employers may also complicate things further by failing to submit the claim on time or denying that the story of what happened is correct. When these situations arise, an Elko workers’ compensation lawyer from Kidwell & Gallagher will stand up for your rights and demand that justice is served.

While you can choose to handle workers’ compensation claims on your own, hiring an attorney ensures that you always have someone on your side throughout the entire legal process. Your lawyer will not allow the insurance companies or employers to take advantage of you. We will handle all forms of communication to ensure that nothing you say or sign can be used against you. We have the skills and training to negotiate and argue for the compensation we think you deserve based on your losses and injuries. You can rest assured that our attorneys fought for the best outcome possible regarding your case.

Since Kidwell & Gallagher knows you are already financially struggling, we do not charge anything until we secure your compensation. Therefore, you do not need to worry about how you can afford a workers’ compensation lawyer on top of your accumulated bills and expenses. However, we strongly recommend that you do not put off hiring a lawyer as soon as possible, as this is the best way to protect your rights in the state of Nevada.

Nevada gives their employees seven days to file a workplace injury notice and 90 days to file a workers’ compensation claim. Therefore, you have one week after the injury to let your boss know that you have been injured on the job and hand them a notice that they must file and keep for three years. As soon as you do this, you will want to contact an attorney to get assistance filing your claim.

You mustn’t miss the 90-day deadline. If you do, there is a high chance that your claim will be denied, meaning you will not get the compensation needed to pay for your bills, medical treatments, or other expenses.

In Nevada, you can seek the percentage of compensation that the other party is responsible for – as long as you are less than 50 percent responsible. This means, for example, that if 10 percent of the fault is assigned to you because you were speeding at the time of the accident that caused you to be injured, you can seek compensation for 90 percent of your damages through the at-fault party’s insurance provider.

You can seek compensation for a wide range of losses – or legal damages – that include all the following:

  • Your medical bills
  • Your lost income from hours lost on the job
  • The pain and suffering you endure

Personal injury claims can cover nearly any kind of injury you endure, but some of the most common include:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burns, cuts, and abrasions
  • Internal injuries, including internal bleeding

When you’re in the market for a personal injury attorney, you should look for all the following qualities:

  • Someone with whom you are comfortable opening up
  • Someone who inspires your trust
  • Someone who has the kind of experience you’re looking for
  • Someone who is accessible and available to you when you need them

If you have questions and concerns about your specific situation following an accidental injury, always consult with Kidwell & Gallagher about your options today.

 

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