Nevada Workers’ Compensation Benefits, Process and Recovery

Nevada Workers’ Compensation Benefits & Process

The benefits that injured employees who are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits include:

  • Medical treatment
  • Lost-time compensation
  • Permanent partial disability
  • Permanent total disability
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Payment to dependents in the event of death
  • Other claims-related benefits or expenses, such as transportation fees for treatment

According to NRS § 616C.050, injured workers must file claims within 90 days of an accident or within 90 days of discovering an occupational disease. Injuries and illnesses are usually grouped into one of these four categories:

Temporary Total Disability (TTD)

Temporary total disability compensation is intended for injured employees who are not able to perform their jobs for a period of at least 5 consecutive days – or 5 cumulative days in a 20-day period. If a worker has a condition that will limit their ability to work without reasonable accommodations, they may also be entitled to TTD compensation.

Temporary Partial Disability (TPD)

Temporary partial disability allows workers to make up for their wages when they are reemployed at less than that the Temporary total disability compensation they’re entitled to. Workers are only eligible to receive this type of compensation for a maximum of 24 months.

Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)

When injured workers reach a stable place in their recovery and it becomes apparent that they have a permanent partial disability; the employee can receive a degree rating to classify their permanent partial disability. PPD compensation will be influenced by a number of factors, including the date of the injury, medical evaluations, your age, and how much you earn.

Permanent Total Disability (PTD)

In some cases, work injuries are severe and medical professionals will consider the employee to be permanently and totally disabled. When this happens, injured employees may receive Permanent Total Disability compensation at 66.6 percent of their average monthly income.

The workers’ compensation claim process is full of legal complexities, regulations, and guidelines that can prove extremely frustrating. Call Murphy & Murphy Law Offices today so that we can deal with the workers’ compensation maze and bureaucracy and you can concentrate on getting better and getting back to work.