Test your knowledge of permanent partial disability awards on Nevada workers' compensation claims with the following quiz. I will post the answers next week with explanations. Have fun!
Quiz Time- How Much Do You Know About PPD’s in Nevada?
1. True or False?
Even if an injured worker has a surgery for a hernia caused by work activity, he is not entitled to a permanent partial disability award.
2. True or False?
A persistent low back strain does not entitle an injured worker to a permanent partial disability award if the MRI does not show a herniated disc greater than 3mm.
3. True or False?
If the injured worker failed to contest the insurer’s average monthly wage determination used to pay compensation benefits when the injured worker was off work following surgery, it is probably too late to argue that the average monthly wage should be calculated higher when the permanent partial disability award is offered.
4. True or False?
A cervical fusion done for a work injury will always result in a ratable impairment even if the injured worker has no pain and work restrictions following the successful surgery.
5. True or False?
Iinsurers and their third-party administrators may have contractual arrangements with particular rating doctors to pay them less than the usual, state-approved fee for a rating in exchange for the physician or chiropractor remaining on their provider list.
6. True or False?
If the rating doctors appointed by DIR to review rating evaluations find an error in the rating, the third-party administrator will be required to notify the injured worker of the mistake and offer the corrected PPD award if it is higher.