Category / Topic Archives: Calculating benefits


Nevada Work Comp Benefits for Injuries after 7/1/15
By admin on June 29, 2015

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.   If the injured worker was making more than the state maximum, she is only entitled to receive 2/3 of the … Continue reading Nevada Work Comp Benefits for Injuries after 7/1/15

Injured Workers in Nevada Survive 2015 Legislative Changes
By admin on June 2, 2015

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 awards are calculated by pushing for adoption of the 6th edition of the AMA Guides to Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.  Changing … Continue reading Injured Workers in Nevada Survive 2015 Legislative Changes

Untaxed Tip Earnings Included in AMW
By admin on September 14, 2012

     In Sierra Nevada Administrators v. Negriev, the Nevada Supreme Court held that when an injured employee reports tip income to his or her employer, that income is included in the average monthly wage calculation.  The average monthly wage calculation is used to determine how much an injury worker receives for compensation benefits. The injured worker … Continue reading Untaxed Tip Earnings Included in AMW


How Are Benefits Calculated in Nevada?
By admin on September 30, 2009

Once a claim is accepted by the insurer or the third-party administrator handling the claim, if the injured worker is off work for more than five days in a row, or five days within a twenty-day time period, temporary total disability benefits (TTD) are paid.   In order to pay TTD benefits, the insurer must first … Continue reading How Are Benefits Calculated in Nevada?

Maximum Average Monthly Wage Used to Calculate Benefits
By admin on June 26, 2009

When an injured worker is taken off work by the treating doctor, the insurer pays the injured worker 66 2/3 of the injured worker’s average monthly wage if it does not exceed the state’s maximum average monthly wage for the year in which the accident occurred.  For injuries occurring after July 1, 2009, the maximum … Continue reading Maximum Average Monthly Wage Used to Calculate Benefits


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