Virginia L. Hunt – Law Office of Virginia Hunt

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Las Vegas, NV 89120, United States

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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

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
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