NEVADA WORKERS COMP. LAWYERS

Carson City County, Esmeralda County, Lyon County, Churchill County, Eureka County, Mineral County, Clark County, Humboldt County, Nye County, Douglas County, Lander County, Pershing County, Elko County, Lincoln County, Storey County, Esmeralda County, Lyon County

The Nevada Attorney for Injured Workers (NAIW) is a state agency that represents people who have been hurt in a work accident or have suffered the onset of an occupational disease. We help our clients get their workers' compensation benefits.

Injured workers have the right to appeal determinations from their workers' compensation insurers in the State of Nevada Department of Administration Hearings Division.

Injured Workers Checklist
This is YOUR workers’ compensation claim. This checklist is designed to help you keep track of
your claim, your evidence and the timing of important dates.
G Start a file and keep it in a safe place.
G Purchase stamps for mailing letters.
Communicate with the workers’ compensation insurer IN WRITING. There are
timetables in Nevada’s workers’ compensation laws and they are triggered by you
mailing letters to the insurer, and the insurer mailing letters to you. Keep copies. You
have the right to appeal any determination or decision made by the insurer, so long as
it comes to you in a letter. Discussions on the phone do not create appeal rights.
G Get an inexpensive calender; almost every aspect of a workers’ comp. claim is on a
timetable.
G Make a log of dates that are important to your case. If you are suffering from the onset
of an occupational disease keep track of dates that relate to the appearance of
symptoms.
G Get a current business card from your employer. You will need the information on it
when you fill out workers’ comp. forms.
G There should be a Form D-1, Brief Description of Your Rights and Benefits poster
somewhere at your work. It will be posted in a common area such as the break room.
The poster has your employer’s workers’ comp. information on it. Find the poster and
write down the information. You will need it.
G Make a list of anyone who may have witnessed your work injury, or who may have
witnessed the result of the work injury.
Remember To:
! Save copies of every form, every report and every letter that relates to your claim.
! Keep copies of your medical bills.
! If you have to travel to get medical treatment for your work injury keep track of
your mileage.
Nobody knows the details of your claim as well as you do. Your documents and notes will
provide you with evidence when you appear before the Hearing Officer and argue your case.
Your files will be a source of evidence in any further appeals, and will also be important if you
need to reopen your claim at some date in the future. Nevada has lifetime reopening rights.