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Can’t Afford to Pay for Medical Care?
By admin on November 4, 2015

Many of our clients are unable to afford medical treatment for their injuries because they do not have health insurance. If you are not receiving medical treatment and you do not have health insurance, be aware that Open Enrollment to participate in a health insurance plan through Marketplace Exchanges (the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare”) … Continue reading Can’t Afford to Pay for Medical Care?

FMLA Could Save Your Job After Work Injury
By admin on February 6, 2015

If you work for an employer who employs more than 50 employees and you have worked sufficient hours to qualify for FMLA time (29 U.S.C.2601), you may want to ask that any time you are off work for your work injury be designated as FMLA time, particularly if you expect to be released full duty … Continue reading FMLA Could Save Your Job After Work Injury

The Blame Game- Unhealthy Lifestyles and Work Comp
By admin on February 4, 2015

I believe that people are responsible for their actions in life, particularly decisions they make that affect their own personal health. Although I represent injured people, I may personally disagree with a sensational jury verdict against a deep-pocket corporation where it doesn’t appear that the plaintiff (person suing) was looking out for their own health … Continue reading The Blame Game- Unhealthy Lifestyles and Work Comp


Prescription Help for Injured Workers
By admin on February 4, 2015

Yesterday I met with Amie Pellegrini, the Nevada business manager for IW Pharmacy, an online prescription company that services injured workers. My staff and I have been having such difficulty getting prescriptions filled timely for clients, with many administrators using intermediary drug companies that only confuse and delay medication fills. This company promises to quickly … Continue reading Prescription Help for Injured Workers

Mileage reimbursement update
By admin on January 14, 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, the reimbursement rate for workers compensation related travel has been increased from $.56 per mile to $.575 per mile. Injured workers are eligible for mileage allowance under NAC 616C.150. Mileage is eligible for reimbursement if the injured worker is traveling to a doctor’s appointment related to his or her workers compensation … Continue reading Mileage reimbursement update

OSHA Regulations on Reporting Fatalities and Serious Injuries in Nevada
By admin on January 5, 2015

New OSHA regulations go into effect the first of this year that increase the reporting requirements for employers of more than 10 employees of work-related serious injuries. The December 22, 2014 article in theLas Vegas Business Press states that with increased funding and expanded enforcement Nevada employers have noticed increased OHSA investigations. Reportable serious injuries … Continue reading OSHA Regulations on Reporting Fatalities and Serious Injuries in Nevada


Blog Honored Again for 2014 Posts
By admin on December 17, 2014

I am pleased that my blog has again been named as one of the top blogs on work injury law by Lexis Nexis. I had my first ten-day vacation in years during November, so I haven’t had time to write lately, but will catch up over the holidays. If you have suggestions for topics you … Continue reading Blog Honored Again for 2014 Posts

The Most Popular Blog Posts in 2012
By admin on January 1, 2013

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The Claim Acceptance Letter: What You Need to Know
By admin on December 30, 2012

Let’s say that you are injured at work and you go to the clinic designated by your employer for treatment and to fill out a C-4 Claim for Compensation.  Within 30 days after the adjuster receives the C-4, the adjuster must either accept or deny your claim. The adjuster will usually call the employer to … Continue reading The Claim Acceptance Letter: What You Need to Know


Self-Help for Your Nevada Work Comp Claim
By admin on October 29, 2012

If you do want to attempt to do legal research on your own, here are links to look up the laws, regulations and cases that might address your particular issue.  Keep in mind that laws and regulations must be interpreted, and what lawyers do for a living, after three years of law school, is argue … Continue reading Self-Help for Your Nevada Work Comp Claim

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By admin on September 1, 2009

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Privacy Policy
By admin on February 17, 2009

The publishing lawyer and law firm values the privacy of its clients and Web/blog site viewers. Any of the following personal information that may be made available to the lawyer or firm when browsing or navigating the site shall be kept confidential: First and last name Company, home, postal or other physical address Other contact … Continue reading Privacy Policy

About Virginia Hunt
By admin on September 1, 2006

Virginia L. Hunt is a Nevada attorney with over fifteen years’ experience in workers’ compensation law. She began in this practice area by working as an associate general counsel for the former SIIS, and was then appointed by the governor to serve as an administrative appeals officer, responsible for deciding contested workers’ compensation cases. Her … Continue reading About Virginia Hunt

Disclaimer
By admin on February 17, 2006

This blog contains the opinions of Virginia Hunt, and the opinions of guest bloggers. It is not intended as legal advice to be relied upon by individuals who do not have an attorney/client relationship and a written representation agreement with Virginia Hunt. No attorney/client relationship is established with readers of this blog without a written … Continue reading Disclaimer



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