Category / Topic Archives: Lawyers


Saved by the Dogs: Credibility of Work Comp Lawyer
By admin on April 25, 2014

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 and replied that most people I meet do have … Continue reading Saved by the Dogs: Credibility of Work Comp Lawyer

Hiring a Lawyer: Things to Consider
By admin on January 27, 2014

 Here’s a rather lengthy article by the staff writer for Lexis Nexis Workers’ Comp. Communities, a website for workers’ comp lawyers, about a conference I spoke at on the topic of why injured workers hire lawyers.   it was an interesting panel discussion with both defense lawyers and claimants’ attorneys.  My bottom line message was … Continue reading Hiring a Lawyer: Things to Consider

Free Legal Consultation- What to Expect
By admin on January 28, 2013

This is what I do for injured workers who would like a free legal consultation: First, I,  or one of my experienced legal assistants, asks the injured workers a few pertinent questions to make sure that they have a Nevada claim, that they have already filed a claim, that they do not already have an attorney representing … Continue reading Free Legal Consultation- What to Expect


It’s NOT About the Money
By admin on June 7, 2012

A local personal injury attorney has a TV ad in which he says that a personal injury claim is all about the money.  While that may be true for that attorney’s clients, my clients want more than money.  Here is what on most injured workers’ minds who visit my website, read my blog posts, or meet with … Continue reading It’s NOT About the Money

Free Consultation: New Evening and Saturday Hours
By admin on March 15, 2012

Most injured workers are able to keep working while they get medical care for their work injury.  That makes it difficult for some to find time during usual business hours to see an attorney for a free initial consultation regarding their workers’ compensation claim.  I am therefore experimenting with keeping the office open one night … Continue reading Free Consultation: New Evening and Saturday Hours

Attorney Profile Update for Virginia Hunt
By admin on March 9, 2012

  Attorney Virginia  Hunt was recently invited to join the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys from the various states that comprise the Larson’s National Workers’ Compensation Advisory  Board for LexisNexis, the world’s largest legal publisher.  She contributes regularly on Nevada law with her award-winning blog to the LexisNexis national blog on workers’ compensation issues.   Ms. Hunt was also … Continue reading Attorney Profile Update for Virginia Hunt


Be Careful What You Read
By admin on January 13, 2012

The problem with the Internet articles I see on many sites that look like they provide good information for injured workers is that the content is not specific to Nevada workers’ compensation law.  Each state has its own laws that determine work comp benefits. If information is not specific to Nevada law, then injured workers … Continue reading Be Careful What You Read

Free Gift Cards and Reduced Attorney Fees
By admin on December 15, 2011

It’s that time of year when I’m feeling festive.  I am again offering five $50 gift cards to the first five people who post a positive message or helpful tip for other injured workers on myFacebook wall page.  You don’t have to be a client to qualify.  Simply show my staff some documentation that you … Continue reading Free Gift Cards and Reduced Attorney Fees

Work-Related Car Accidents: Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer, A Workers Comp Lawyer, or Both?
By admin on November 4, 2011

Work-Related Car Accidents: Do You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer or  A Work Comp Attorney? Many people have jobs that require that they drive while working, and that means they are at risk for job-related car accidents.   If the accident and injury is caused by the fault of someone who is not your employer or not … Continue reading Work-Related Car Accidents: Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer, A Workers Comp Lawyer, or Both?


Las Vegans Headed Back to Work? Let’s Hope So!
By admin on September 9, 2011

The recent edition of "In Business"  magazine reports that the world’s largest solar eneregy project located near Primm is providing 480 laborer  psotions on site, and that 10 to 15% of the workers come from Clark County.    In addition to union labor, who must come from’San Berardino County first,,there will also be  about 220 executive  and … Continue reading Las Vegans Headed Back to Work? Let’s Hope So!

Lawsuit Loans on Nevada Workers’ Comp Claims
By admin on January 17, 2011

The January 16, 2011 on line edition of the NY Times reports on the unregulated business of loaning money to plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits, often with devastating financial consequences for the injured borrower who ends up paying  astronomical interest rates.  Unlike injured workers with accepted workers compensation claims, plaintiffs with personal injury claims must … Continue reading Lawsuit Loans on Nevada Workers’ Comp Claims

Is Filing a Claim the Same As Suing My Employer?
By admin on November 3, 2010

Q:   If I file a workers’ compensation claim, does that mean that I am suing my employer?  A:  No.  When you go to a doctor for your work injury, the doctor should give you a C-4 (Claim for Compensation form) when you tell the doctor that you were hurt at work.  Your completion of the upper … Continue reading Is Filing a Claim the Same As Suing My Employer?


Worth Paying Attorneys’ Fees? You Judge.
By admin on May 4, 2010

This is a real story about a real client.  We will protect his identity by calling him Joe, and by saying only  that he worked for a very large employer.  He hired me near the end of his claim, and after considering what  issues might still come up on his claim,  I agreed to discount my usual fee and represent … Continue reading Worth Paying Attorneys’ Fees? You Judge.

True or False: The longer a Nevada workers’ comp claimant is out of work, the greater the settlement award?
By admin on March 12, 2010

Apparently,  the doctors who wrote the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation  don’t know the answer to this week’s question  either.  Dr. J. Mark Melhorn and Dr. William Ackerman, editors of the 2008 book designed to help workers’ comp doctors answer medical causation questions, write that disability in the workplace is rampant in the … Continue reading True or False: The longer a Nevada workers’ comp claimant is out of work, the greater the settlement award?

The Worst Time to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
By admin on March 5, 2010

Three people who met with me for a free consultation last week all told me that they thought the best time to hire a workers compensation lawyer to help them with their claim was right before they were scheduled for a permanent partial disability evaluation.   Two told me that they had had  free consultations with … Continue reading The Worst Time to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney


Injured Workers Are Stuck with Their Attorneys’ Negligence
By admin on March 16, 2009

My office receives at least one phone call a week from an injured worker who is unhappy with how their attorney handled their contested case at a hearing.  Unfortunately, it is usually too late for me to help those callers.  A recent decision from the Nevada Supreme Court illustrates one reason why it is too … Continue reading Injured Workers Are Stuck with Their Attorneys’ Negligence

5 Reasons Not to Hire a Work Comp Lawyer
By admin on March 11, 2009

1. You aren’t the type to hire a lawyer Let’s say you are concerned that you might not be getting all benefits that are or could be owed to you under your claim. Most lawyers offer free consultations, and you can even have consultations with several different attorneys to compare information given by each. Whatever … Continue reading 5 Reasons Not to Hire a Work Comp Lawyer


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