Virginia L. Hunt – Law Office of Virginia Hunt

3057 E. Warm Springs Rd. #400
Las Vegas, NV 89120, United States

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Mileage Reimbursement Update

Effective January 1, 2015, the reimbursement rate for workers compensation related travel has been increased from $.56 per mile to $.575 per mile. Injured workers are eligible for mileage allowance under NAC 616C.150…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Good News on Hearing Loss Treatment

I’ve got good news and bad news about occupational hearing loss. First the bad news about occupational hearing loss claims: - It can be hard to prove that the hearing loss was caused by a work accident or by an…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Petitions for Judicial Review in Nevada

The most important hearing  on a contested workers’ compensation case in Nevada is the one before the  the appeals officer, because that  hearing is recorded, it is the last avenue for presenting witnesses or documentary…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Your Privacy and Medical Authorization Releases

Some third-party administrators of Nevada workers’ compensation claims routinely send injured workers their own medical release forms which give the adjuster authorization to request any and all medical records from any medical…more
| Privacy, Worker’s Compensation

Federal Workers’ Compensation

I do not practice federal workers’ compensation law, but recently met an excellent attorney at a national work comp conference who does handle these cases. As he explains in his guest post below, while you may live in Nevada,…more
| Worker’s Compensation

OSHA Regulations on Reporting Fatalities and Serious Injuries in Nevada

New OSHA regulations go into effect the first of this year that increase the reporting requirements for employers of more than 10 employees of work-related serious injuries. The December 22, 2014 article in theLas Vegas …more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Chiropractors in Nevada Rule the Rating List for PPD Exams

The Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) is the Nevada sub-agency responsible for maintaining a list of doctors authorized to perform impairment evaluations, also known as ratings, on injured workers with Nevada workers’…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Rating for Sacroiliac Joint- Nevada PPD

I have had rating issues come up in the past on how to rate injuries to the sacroiliac joint, and fortunately I had two experienced rating doctors reason that they should be rated under the DRE categories for a low back injury…more
| Civil Remedies, Worker’s Compensation

Injured Workers Wrongfully Billed for Medical Care

If you are an injured worker with an accepted workers' compensation claim in Nevada, you should not be receiving bills from hospitals, radiologists, labs, doctors, or physical therapists for treatment that was authorized by your…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Independent Medical Exams Are Rarely Independent

When an injured worker in Nevada gets a letter requiring attendance at an "independent medical examination", it's reasonable to assume that the doctor will in fact be independent and objective. Unfortunately, there is nothing…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Nevada Insurers Often Wrong About Pre-existing Conditions

Any injured worker over the age of 30 with a serious work injury is likely to find some reference in his or her medical records to degeneration of the body part being examined. Degenerative disc disease, for example, is…more
| Worker’s Compensation

When a Win is Not a Win- Stay Orders

If an injured worker in Nevada successfully convinces a hearing officer to reverse an adjuster's action on a claim, the insurer and/or the employer has the right to file an appeal to an appeals officer. The insurer or employer…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Nevada Fire Fighters Have Special Work Comp Laws

Special Work Comp Laws Applicable to Fire Fighters - A. Contagious diseases - Exposure to contagious diseases while providing medical care at work is considered an injury by accident. NRS 616A.265 (2); testing and…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Dr. Pirruccello Explains How to Rate Spinal Injuries

Virginia : The primary purpose of my blog posts is to inform Nevada's injured workers about the law and the claims process. However, I occasionally like to offer my readers from the workers' compensation industry a more…more
| Worker’s Compensation

What's An Apportionment of Your PPD Award?

Forgive me for not explaining the word apportionment sooner in my past blog posts about permanent partial disability awards on Nevada workers' compensation claims. It's a bad word, and it means subtraction from the percentage…more
| Worker’s Compensation
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