Virginia L. Hunt – Law Office of Virginia Hunt

DIR Conference Oriented Toward Insurers

The fifth annual Division of Industrial Relations Workers’ Compensation conference, held on August 19 and 20, 2015, was attended mostly by people servicing employers , insurers,  and third-party administrators in the workers’…more
| Insurance, Worker’s Compensation

Getting benefits after you win your case

I have a lot of information on my website, blog posts, and Youtube videos for those injured workers in Nevada who want to represent themselves at hearings.  But it appears that I haven’t addressed an important topic for those of…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Divorce Lawyer Marriage Tips

Family law attorney Stacy Rocheleau with RIGHT Lawyers has written a guest blog post for my clients on how to stay married. Thanks, Stacy for the great advice..…more
| Family Law

Lump Sum PPD Awards Not RIght in Nevada

Question: Why is the PPD lump sum so much less than the total installment amount? Answer: An injured worker may take up to a 25% whole person permanent partial disability award in a lump sum reduced to present value…more
| Worker’s Compensation

2015 Changes to Nevada Police/Firefighter Heart and Lung Laws

The 2015 legislative session made a major change in SB 153 to the heart and lung statutes regarding the application of a conclusive presumption of compensability. A conclusive presumption means that the ill police officer or…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

New Nevada Supreme Court Decision on Suing Contractors

Employers who comply with Nevada law by purchasing workers’ compensation insurance are protected from lawsuits for personal injuries brought by injured workers. The injured worker’s exclusive remedy when the accident is…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Nevada Work Comp Benefits for Injuries after 7/1/15

Nevada employees whose work-related accident or occupational illness occurs after 7/1/15 are entitled to receive the lesser of 2/3 of their actual average monthly, or 2/3 of the state maximum average monthly wage of $5,426.25.  …more
| Worker’s Compensation

Limit on Lump Sum PPD Awards Changed

This last legislative session in 2015 was all about greedy self-insured employers trying to convince Nevada legislators that the most severely injured workers should receive less money when they are rated for permanent…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Injured Workers in Nevada Survive 2015 Legislative Changes

The 78th session of the Nevada legislature closed last night with a close call for Nevada’s most severely injured workers.   The self-insured employers’ lobbyist tried a last minute attack on how  permanent partial disability…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Work-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries in Nevada

Traumatic brain injuries that happen at work are almost always caused by a fall from a ladder, the roof of a building, the top of a truck, scaffolding, or on a construction site. The injured worker may or may not lose…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Physician Progress Report: Get one every doctor visit

Following every visit to your authorized treating doctor, be sure to ask the doctor or his assistant for a copy of the doctor’s physician progress report. There is a DIR-approved form that most doctors use, although some have…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Cancer in Nevada Firefighters

Fire fighters have a law entitling them to workers’ compensation benefits under a law written especially for fire fighters. NRS 617.453 provides for a rebuttable presumption that a cancer is work-related for fire fighters with…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Should I Attend a PPD When I Need More Treatment?

I will be posting one of my readers’ questions regarding permanent partial disability awards each month for all my readers with my response. Here’s this month’s question: Q: I think I need more treatment, but the…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Injured Workers’ Opinions Needed NOW!!

As you know, I have been working with a group of dedicated workers’ comp attorneys to try to defeat some nasty bills that would significantly cut your benefits. Specifically, Assembly Bill 229 would require that rating…more
| Elections & Politics, Worker’s Compensation

Legislative Update on Bills Affecting Injured Workers

Steve Miller ran two articles today in the Nevada Journal on the proposed legislation that would allow injured workers greater rights to choose their treating physicians.  Let’s hope that Nevada’s lawmakers read them and pay…more
| Elections & Politics, Worker’s Compensation
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