Virginia L. Hunt – Law Office of Virginia Hunt

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

2015 Cost of Nevada PPD Exam

Effective 2/1/15 through 1/31/16, the cost of a permanent partial disability evaluation on a Nevada workers’ compensation claim is $754.62. That is for two body parts. The cervical spine is considered one body part, the…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Choose Your Doctor Legislation: Need Testimony and Letters

Nevada injured workers can do something about the current law that limits their choice of treating doctors to those on their industrial insurers’ provider lists. The Nevada Chiropractic Association has sponsored a bill, AB 187,…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Help! Prevent Terrible Changes to Work Comp

The Nevada legislature meets only every other year, and this year doesn’t look good for the changes that could gut benefits for Nevada’s injured workers. The amendment so many of us committed work comp attorneys hoped would get…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Keyboard Options for Injured Workers with CTS or Other Hand Injuries

I asked Laurie Clemens, director of the Professional Institute of Technology & Accounting (PITA)  here in Las Vegas, what keyboard options she has tried when retraining injured workers with hand or arm injuries that make typing…more
| Worker’s Compensation

FMLA Could Save Your Job After Work Injury

If you work for an employer who employs more than 50 employees and you have worked sufficient hours to qualify for FMLA time (29 U.S.C.2601), you may want to ask that any time you are off work for your work injury be designated…more
| Worker’s Compensation

The Blame Game- Unhealthy Lifestyles and Work Comp

I believe that people are responsible for their actions in life, particularly  decisions they make that affect their own personal health. Although I represent injured people, I may personally disagree with a sensational jury…more
| Worker’s Compensation

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
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