Virginia L. Hunt – Law Office of Virginia Hunt

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

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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

Out-of-State Medical Care for Nevada Injured Workers

Nevada has a highly transient population, with people moving in and out of the state frequently, particularly in this volatile economy. I remember the days when they used to publish the Las Vegas phone book twice a year. (Now…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Temporary Partial Disability Benefits under Nevada Law

Temporary partial disability benefits (TPD) are benefits that may be payable under the following circumstances - 1. You are working a temporary light duty job at a lesser wage because your duties are different, or you…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Does Your Employer Need to Keep You When You Have Permanent Work Restrictions?

Let's assume that you have an accepted workers' compensation claim in Nevada, and that your treating doctor has just released you with permanent work restrictions that would ordinarily prevent you from being hired or going back…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Occupational Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder of Police Officers

Recently, I wrote a blog post about PTSD in which I discussed the Nevada Supreme Court's decision in the McGrath case, involving a police officer whose stress claim was denied because she claimed that a series of events over 18…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder- Nevada Comp Law

There are two ways a Nevada worker might receive treatment for a post-traumatic stress disorder under a Nevada workers' compensation claim..…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Older Injured Workers

Older employees in Nevada who have a job accident resulting in an injury, or those who have an occupational illness don't fare very well under our current workers' compensation system. For the majority of injured workers who…more
| Worker’s Compensation

What To Do About Delays In Getting Medical Care

1. First, know how long the adjuster has to approve or deny your doctor's request. - Your adjuster has 30 days to accept or deny your Nevada work comp claim. Expect only emergency care and clinic visits in the interim. …more
| Civil Procedure, Worker’s Compensation

Injured Workers Should Get Their Medical Records

All injured workers should get a copy of their medical records at some point. Remember that your employer is being copied by the adjuster on all his/her letters to you and on some of your medical records. You should know what…more
| Civil Procedure, Worker’s Compensation

Delays in Getting Medical Care: Nevada Workers Compensation Attorney Virginia Hunt [Video]

Nevada workers compensation law attorney, Virginia Hunt, talks to you about delays in getting medical care for your work injury and what you can do to help the process. Related links: Right to Choose Your Doctor - Virginia's…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Meals and Lodging

The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations has determined that meals and lodging for attending physician appointments will be paid at per diem reimbursement rates set by the U.S. General Services Administration..…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Dr. Dettling Talks About Shoulder/Knee Work Injuries

Orthopedic surgeon James Dettling, M.D. specializes in shoulder and knee injuries. About half his patients are injured workers treating under a Nevada workers' comp claim. He and long-time medical assistant, Patrick Boland,…more
| Worker’s Compensation, Health

Reopening Your Nevada Workers' Compensation Claim

1. Know whether you have re-opening rights and when to time your request. Only injured workers who received a permanent partial disability award, or who were off work due to the work injury or occupational disease have…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Workers' Compensation Fraud Reporting Inaccurate and Misleading

Channel 3 had an inaccurate and one-sided report on fraud by injured workers yesterday. Billie-Marie Morrison, a wonderful workers' compensation attorney with Craig P. Kenney & Associates wrote to the the reporter and asked…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Saved by the Dogs: Credibility of Work Comp Lawyer

I had a Metro cop come to the office the other day for a free consultation. When I greeted him in the waiting room, before he even rose from the couch to shake my hand, he stated that he didn't like or trust lawyers. I smiled…more
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