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Worker's Injury Lawyer in Reno, Nevada

The Law Offices of Joel Santos in Reno, Nevada, represents those who have been injured on the job and need a skilled work injury lawyer to fight for their rights. Contact us to request an appointment to meet one-on-one with an attorney.

Worker's Compensation & Industrial Injury

If you have suffered an on-the-job injury or an occupational disease in Nevada, also known as an industrial injury, there are several steps you should consider in your workers' compensation claim. Read through these steps and let us know how we may assist you in your case.

Reporting Your Injury

Report your industrial injury to your employer immediately. There is a time limit under Nevada law in which your injury must be reported to your employer. Your employer should have you fill out a Notice Of Injury form.

Ask for a copy of the form after you have filled it out. Also, if there were any witnesses to your accident, make sure that you obtain a statement from each witness.

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See a Doctor

Seek medical attention for your industrial injury. This may seem obvious, however, many people put off seeking medical attention, hoping the pain will go away. There is a time limit under Nevada law in which you must file your worker's compensation claim.

Your Diagnosis

When you see your doctor for the first time, make sure that you receive a copy of the C-4 form. It shows your diagnosis, whether or not the doctor feels your diagnosis is industrial, and if there are any work limitations.

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Speak to an Attorney

Contact our law office for an initial consultation. This helps to ensure the administration of your industrial injury claim is done properly, according to Nevada law and regulations. Even if your worker's compensation claim is accepted, you should seek legal advice and representation, as there are several issues that can pop up during your claim, such as:

• Which body parts are accepted?
• Which body parts and conditions are being denied?
• Can I choose my own doctor?
• What if the insurance company claims I have a pre-existing condition and they are not willing to cover it? Can

this be part of my claim?

• Did the insurance company calculate my average monthly wage correctly?
• How do I appeal an adverse determination from the insurance company?
• Am I entitled to a settlement, and if so, is the one being offered fair?
• If I have work limitations, how am I going to find a job in the future?

Contact us to learn how a skilled workers' compensation attorney fights for your rights as an injured worker.