Virginia L. Hunt – Law Office of Virginia Hunt

Mileage reimbursement decreased in 2016

Effective January 1, 2016, the reimbursement rate for workers compensation related travel has been decreased significantly from 57.5 cents per mile to 54 cents per mile…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Occupational Illnesses Frequently Denied by Insurers

It isn’t always clear what the difference between a work-related illness and an illness that doesn’t originate in work activities but is made worse when the employee must try to work. Even when it is obvious and doctors…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Low Back Pain is Leading Cause of Occupational Disability

According to the Department of Labor, low back pain accounts for one-third of all occupational mesculoskekletal injuries and illnesses resulting in work disability. A recent article in the Journal of Occupational and…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

7 Useful Definitions for Understanding Your PPD Evaluation

In order to fully understand your Permanent Partial Disability evaluation, you need to know the meaning of a few of the important terms used by the rating doctors..…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Horror Stories On Opt-Out and Workers’ Comp Laws Worse than Nevada’s Laws

Every year I attend a Larson Advisory Board luncheon scheduled during the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference in Las Vegas. Advisory Board members are attorneys from various states who blog and contribute…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Shame on DIR-Lame response to petition

I wish I could say I’m surprised by the lame response by DIR (Division of Industrial Relations) to the Petition I filed in July for DIR to do its job and have an actuary review the discount rate used to convert permanent partial…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

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
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