Category / Topic Archives: Miscellaneous


Nevada Workers’ Comp and Social Security Disability
By admin on March 4, 2014

     I asked attorney Gerald Welt, Esq., if he would provide me with a guest blog post on how workers’ compensation interacts with the receipt of Social Security Disability benefits, and his office sent me the following general explanation.   Gerald is an excellent attorney who handles Social Security cases if you need one.:  … Continue reading Nevada Workers’ Comp and Social Security Disability

National Workers’ Comp Trends
By admin on December 6, 2013

     Las Vegas again hosted the annual Larson’s National Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board Meeting at the National Disability and Workers’ Compensation Conference  in November..  Advisory board members are attorneys though out the United States who either post blogs, or write expert commentary on the laws in their home states.  These attorneys also participate in … Continue reading National Workers’ Comp Trends

Is Your Work Comp Insurer Broke and Belly Up?
By admin on May 8, 2013

      On April 19, 2013,  S &C Claims Services, Inc., sent a letter to all injured workers insured by Builders Insurance Company that their checks due that week wouldn’t be sent as scheduled.  A Las Vegas District Court ordered the Commissioner of Insurance to act as Temporary Receiver for the company while future … Continue reading Is Your Work Comp Insurer Broke and Belly Up?


Holiday Hours
By admin on December 21, 2012

Our office will be closed for the Christmas holiday on December 24, 25, and 26.  We will be open on Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28. We will also be closed on Monday, December 31, and January 1, 2013.  We will be open on Jan.2. Happy Holidays! 

Avoiding Holiday Debt
By admin on December 6, 2012

 The holidays are such a difficult time for injured workers.  Compensation checks are late due to interrupted mail service,or bad weather back East, or due to adjusters taking vacation time.  Doctors’ offices cannot find appointment times for new patients as they try to squeeze in existing clients. Hospital and surgical centers are overbooked with patients … Continue reading Avoiding Holiday Debt

Injured Workers’ Facebook Friends Not Always Friendly
By admin on December 3, 2012

 Last week I had two cases involving two different workers’ compensation insurers trying to use an injured worker’s social media online presence to deny benefits.  In the first case, the adjuster sent the hearing officer  copies of photos from my client’s Facebook page showing him playing softball.  The issue at the hearing was whether my … Continue reading Injured Workers’ Facebook Friends Not Always Friendly


Retired Police Officer Paralegal for Work Comp Claims
By admin on September 25, 2012

I’m pleased to introduce a new staff member, Garth Baker,  to the firm’s clients and the many other injured workers who rely on this law blog for information about Nevada workers’ compensation law.  Garth became a paralegal after retiring  from the  Las Vegas Metro Police Department  as a Detective.   He served as a police officer in the capacity of patrol, … Continue reading Retired Police Officer Paralegal for Work Comp Claims

Senior Ride Program
By admin on May 29, 2012

A client brought to my attention that there is a Senior Ride Program with the Aging and Disability  Services Division of the State of Nevada.  Persons 60 years of age or persons of any age with a permanent disability should bring a letter from their doctor stating that the person has a permanent disability. This … Continue reading Senior Ride Program

Health Care Directives Are Necessary for Everyone
By admin on March 29, 2012

Attorney Laura Stubberud is an experienced estate planning attorney who wrote the following guest blog post.  I thought it was important information for injured workers.  For more blog posts on estate planning and elder law, please visit  Attorney Stubberud ‘s blog at www.nvestatelaw.com.              By Laura Stubberud I am often asked what is the one thing … Continue reading Health Care Directives Are Necessary for Everyone


Nevada Workers’ Comp Fraud You Don’t Hear About
By admin on December 23, 2011

Nevadans have  been convinced over the years that there are many workers who try to take advantage of the system, either by filing false claims or by prolonging their time off work, or by collecting undeserved permanent partial disability awards.   What the public in Nevada rarely  hears or reads about however, are the employers caught committing  workers’ compensation fraud, or the insurers who … Continue reading Nevada Workers’ Comp Fraud You Don’t Hear About

NEW YEARS’ RESOLUTION: Less Negativity
By admin on December 29, 2010

  I’m resolved this year to be so positive that those around me can’t help but to take some to use in their own battles with adversity  and negativity.   My clients come to me because they have overwhelming problems in dealing with their work injury- either medically, vocationally, emotionally, financially, or all of these things … Continue reading NEW YEARS’ RESOLUTION: Less Negativity

Holiday Specials- Reduced Attorney’s Fees and Gift Cards
By admin on December 7, 2010

Simply wishing injured workers "Happy Holidays" isn’t enough when I know that for most of you the holidays bring added stress financially.  I’m therefore running two Holiday Specials.  The first five injured workers who post a helpful tip or some positive words of encouragement to injured workers on my office Facebook  wall page will receive a $50 gift card.  … Continue reading Holiday Specials- Reduced Attorney’s Fees and Gift Cards


Caring for an Elderly Parent
By admin on November 2, 2010

I got behind in my blogging while I made a quick trip to North Carolina for a week of helping to care for my father.  He is undergoing radiation for throat cancer for seven weeks, and needs help with transportation to the oncology center, help with nutrition and self care, and coordination of other doctor … Continue reading Caring for an Elderly Parent

Construction Accidents
By admin on October 7, 2010

With unemployment in Nevada at an all-time high, construction workers who are injured on the job are afraid to report and file workers’ compensation claims. However, those who delay and then discover that they have a serious injury that may require surgery will regret that they did not follow the steps below. The risk of your employer … Continue reading Construction Accidents

Advanced Settlement Loan Companies
By admin on July 19, 2010

Occasionally, one of my clients asks me to sign a lien agreement with  a company offering to advance money to the client based on the client’s potential permanent partial disability award at the end of his claim.  I have never agreed to sign one of these agreements.  These advance settlement firms have been around a long … Continue reading Advanced Settlement Loan Companies


Happy 15th Anniversary, Vanessa!
By admin on February 5, 2010

On February 6, 2010, my officer manager and legal assistant extraordinaire, Vanessa Cohen, will be with me 15 years.   Vanessa is the most organized person I have ever met, and she is responsible for making our office run like a well-oiled machine, even on days when every client seems to call at the same time and needs … Continue reading Happy 15th Anniversary, Vanessa!

Unemployment Insurance and COBRA Externsion Due to Expire
By admin on February 5, 2010

Unless lawmakers in Washington act by February 28, 2010, the jobs bill passed in December that extended long-term unemployment insurance benefits and that gave a COBRA extension will expire.  With the unemployment in Nevada at an all-time high, this is terrible news  for workers who have been unemployed for a long time.  Read more about … Continue reading Unemployment Insurance and COBRA Externsion Due to Expire

Free Training For Employees Offered By DIR
By admin on September 25, 2009

The Workers’ Compensation Section of the Division of Industrial Relations has asked us to spread the word that they are offering a free training session for employees on injured workers’ legal rights, how to file a claim, what to do if the employer is uninsured, claims process deadlines, etc. on Wednesday, October 14, 1:30- 3:30 … Continue reading Free Training For Employees Offered By DIR


Surviving the Tough Times
By admin on April 21, 2009

 Some questions I receive from injured workers have nothing to do with workers’ compensation law, but are instead about how to make it through the difficult times following a work accident.   Few people can pay all necessary bills for very long on workers’ comp benefits of only two-thirds of their average monthly wage. Most injured … Continue reading Surviving the Tough Times