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Workers’ Compensation Attorney In Reno, Nevada

Do you need a workers’ compensation attorney in Reno, NV? Craig Kidwell is certified by the State Bar of Nevada as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist and is one of only a few AV Rated Specialists in the entire state of Nevada. He has exclusively represented injured workers in Nevada for over 23 years and has personally represented over 2000 injured workers.

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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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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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Workers Comp Frequently Asked Questions

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

Without the legal counsel of an accomplished personal injury attorney on your side, obtaining the just compensation you need to recover as fully as possible becomes far less likely.

The expenses you face in the aftermath of being injured by someone else’s negligence can make taking on the expense of a personal injury attorney daunting. However, most reputable personal injury attorneys work on contingency, which means their pay is contingent – or based upon – the outcome of the case. As such, they shoulder the financial risk and do not get paid until their clients’ cases settle or receive court awards.

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.

 

Nevada offers a few different types of workers’ compensation benefits. Depending on your injury and circumstances, you may qualify for compensation under one of the following benefits:

Temporary Total Disability
This benefit is for individuals who are completely disabled and cannot work for five consecutive days. As a result, they will receive economic support when they cannot work. A doctor’s certification is required to qualify for this benefit.

Temporary Partial Disability
This benefit is for individuals who are back at work but earning less than before the injury. They will receive financial assistance to help pay for some of the difference.

Permanent Partial Disability
This benefit is for those who have lost some of their body functions and cannot complete their full amount of work. It will help compensate for their permanent disability.

Vocational Rehabilitation Maintenance
This is financial assistance that an injured worker receives when training for a different job or position. For example, if they can no longer do the job they did before their injury, they may need to be trained for a different position. This money will pay them while they go through the training process.

Permanent Total Disability
When a person can no longer work because of their work injury, they will receive permanent total disability for the rest of their life. This will help them pay for their bills and expenses while still maintaining a decent life without working.

If you are hurt or injured at work, you should immediately let your boss, manager, or supervisor know about your injury at your earliest convenience. According to the Nevada Association of Employers, you have seven days to file a workplace injury notice form after the accident and 90 days to file a compensation claim. The following is a step-by-step guide that you should follow after experiencing a work-related injury:

  • Notify your employer and fill out a Notice of Injury or Occupational Disease Incident Report within seven days of the date of injury. Give this form to your employer, who will be required to hold onto it for the next three years.
  • Seek the medical treatment you need right away. Once you have received medical assistance, request that your physician fill out the Employee’s Claim for Compensation / Report of Initial Treatment form. This form must be filled out within three days after your medical treatment visit. It must be completed and turned back in, or your physician will receive a fine of up to $1,000.
  • Continue your medical treatments. If you do not, an insurance company may use this against you and say that your injury or illness is not severe. If your doctor says you cannot work for a certain period, follow their orders. Not obeying your doctor’s instructions can and will be used against you by insurance companies.
  • Hire an experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled workers’ compensation lawyer to assist you with the process. This legal process is tough to go through alone, and a dedicated attorney may help increase your chances of winning the fair amount of workers’ compensation you deserve.
  • You have 90 days to file a claim for compensation, which you should do at your earliest opportunity. We do not recommend waiting until the last minute, as these claims can take time to process. If you do not meet the 90-day deadline, there is a high chance that your claim will not be accepted.
  • Wait patiently, as the insurance company might review your claim for the next month. They have 30 days after receiving your claim to accept or deny the claim. If you have hired an attorney, they will help you file your claim and appeal the decision if it is denied.

While awaiting the insurance company’s decision, do not sign or speak to anyone about your claim. Your Reno workers’ compensation attorney will handle all communication regarding your workers’ compensation claim. This is because we do not want you to sign or say anything that could lead to your claim being denied or reduced. If you have any questions or concerns, Kidwell & Gallagher Injury Lawyers will be glad to assist you with the workers’ compensation process, provide our legal advice, and explain your rights. Call our Reno workers’ compensation attorney to begin working on your case for compensation today.

A Reno workers’ compensation lawyer from Kidwell & Gallagher will do everything possible to ensure you receive the best result possible. We know workers’ compensation benefits are vital to your recovery, so we fight for your right to this benefit. Here is what you can expect when working with our law firm:

  • We will schedule your free consultation. At the consultation, we will meet with you and listen to your experience of what happened the day of your workplace injury.
  • If we think your claim is viable, we will help you file the necessary paperwork. Then, we will help you collect any evidence that may strengthen your claim.
  • We will speak to and handle all conversations with your employers’ insurance companies.
  • We will stand up for you and ensure your story is fully heard.
  • We will inform you about everything happening with your case and reach out if we need you to do anything.
  • We will do our best to fight for your right to fair and just compensation to get your life back on track.

The maximum amount of workers’ compensation in Nevada is 66.33 percent of your average monthly income. This is the amount you will receive if you are injured on the job and cannot work for an extended period. However, it may depend on which type of benefit you need. For example, the amount for permanent partial disability is based on your age, income, and the percentage of disability. Contact our attorneys today if you need help determining how much workers’ compensation you may receive.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Managing Partiner, Craig W. Kidwell who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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