Category / Topic Archives: Reopening rights


2015 Changes to Nevada Police/Firefighter Heart and Lung Laws
By admin on July 24, 2015

The 2015 legislative session made a major change in SB 153 to the heart and lung statutes regarding the application of a conclusive presumption of compensability. A conclusive presumption means that the ill police officer or firefighter does not have to prove that an occupational exposure caused a disabling heart or lung disease. It also … Continue reading 2015 Changes to Nevada Police/Firefighter Heart and Lung Laws

Reopening Your Nevada Workers’ Compensation Claim
By admin on May 1, 2014

                    Re-opening Your  Nevada Workers’ Compensation Claim  Know whether you have re-opening rights and when to time your request. Only injured workers who received a permanent partial disability award, or who were off work due to the work injury or occupational disease have lifetime reopening rights. The … Continue reading Reopening Your Nevada Workers’ Compensation Claim

Reopening Rights Expanded by Nevada Supreme Court
By admin on June 17, 2013

 The Nevada Supreme Court published a decision that is favorable for injured workers this month in Williams v. United Parcel Services, 129 Nev. Adv.Op. 41 (6/6/13).  Two years after his back injury claim was closed, Williams, a UPS employee, asked to reopen his claim for more medical care.  His reopening request was denied because he … Continue reading Reopening Rights Expanded by Nevada Supreme Court


What to Do After Your Claim Is Reopened
By admin on June 1, 2011

If you manage to jump through the hoops to finally get your claim reopened for more treatment, what’s next?  (If you are still having trouble reopening your claim, please click here for help in reopening your claim.) 1. Send the insurer the bill for the doctor’s exam and report that was used to reopen your … Continue reading What to Do After Your Claim Is Reopened

Warning: Get Your Reopening Request Right
By admin on April 15, 2011

Injured workers should be aware that if their insurer denies their request to reopen their claim, they may not request reopening again for at least a year.  For example, if you send a letter to the insurer asking to reopen your claim, but you do not attach any supporting medical reports, your request will be denied.  If you … Continue reading Warning: Get Your Reopening Request Right

Crazy Interpretation of the Law on Reopening
By admin on March 20, 2011

I have a client who recently reopened his workers’ compensation claim with Employers Insurance of Nevada so that he could have a back surgery for his worsened spinal  injury.  I sent over the physician progress report from  his surgeon, taking him off work from the date of the surgical procedure until the day of the next follow up office visit … Continue reading Crazy Interpretation of the Law on Reopening


Reopening Revisited
By admin on January 11, 2011

So many of the phone calls and emails I receive are about how to reopen a closed claim that  I am providing useful links to the articles and blogs I’ve written about reopening.   Please read these articles, as they do take you step by step through the process to first determine whether you can reopen your … Continue reading Reopening Revisited

Reopening a Nevada Work Comp Claim- 5 Questions
By admin on December 15, 2009

I receive many phone calls and emails each week asking my help in reopening a closed claim. If you are shopping for an attorney, ask whether the attorney’s fee includes help in reopening your claim. If you need more medical treatment after your claim is closed and your attorney has been paid, you need to know … Continue reading Reopening a Nevada Work Comp Claim- 5 Questions


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