Category / Topic Archives: Workplace safety


Keyboard Options for Injured Workers with CTS or Other Hand Injuries
By admin on February 25, 2015

I asked Laurie Clemens, director of the Professional Institute of Technology & Accounting (PITA) here in Las Vegas, what keyboard options she has tried when retraining injured workers with hand or arm injuries that make typing difficult. While there are medical differences of opinion as to whether typing can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, there is … Continue reading Keyboard Options for Injured Workers with CTS or Other Hand Injuries

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

Employer Bellagio Sued by Blackjack Dealer for Attack
By admin on February 26, 2013

 The Bellagio blackjack dealer whose face was slashed just before Christmas this past year filed a lawsuit this week against her employer and her jailed attacker, according to theLas Vegas RJ today (2/26/13).   The newspaper stated that the legal complaint against the Bellagio by the injured employee alleges that employer Bellagio failed to ensure … Continue reading Employer Bellagio Sued by Blackjack Dealer for Attack


Origin of Workers’ Comp Laws
By admin on August 2, 2012

Click here for a short video on how workers’ compensation laws developed in the U.S.   Remember that each state has its own laws, and that the idea is to compensation all injured workers to some extent.  In order to require that employers purchase workers’ compensation insurance policies, the cost has to be affordable for employers.  … Continue reading Origin of Workers’ Comp Laws

Bad News for Nevada Injured Workers Who Fall At Work?
By admin on December 14, 2011

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, about a fifth of all  workplace fatalities in Nevada were caused by a worker falling. Almost every serious fall injury  I’ve handled in the Nevada work comp arena in the past fifteen years was caused  either by the employer’s obvious  failure to follow safe work practices, or the employee’s own unsafe actions.  … Continue reading Bad News for Nevada Injured Workers Who Fall At Work?

Why You Can’t Sue Your Employer in Nevada
By admin on March 21, 2011

People who contact me after getting hurt as a result of an unsafe work condition ask about suing their employer. In this lousy economy many employers are trying to save a buck by not following safety procedures to protect employees from foreseeable accidents.  The worker who ends up hurt due to an obvious unsafe work condition or practice feels angry toward … Continue reading Why You Can’t Sue Your Employer in Nevada


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?

Legislative Proposals to Increase Workplace Safety
By admin on June 9, 2010

Following sharp criticism by federal authorities of Nevada’s failure to appropriately  address the rash of workplace deaths and employers’ safety  violations in the recent past, a state legislative subcommittee met and agreed on several legislative proposals.  The sub-committee’s recommended bill drafts for the 2011 legislative session include imposing higher fines on employers, forwarding information on … Continue reading Legislative Proposals to Increase Workplace Safety

The Exclusive Remedy Rule
By admin on September 4, 2009

I am asked so many questions about whether an  injured worker can sue his employer that I have written an explanatory article entitled, "Can I Sue My Employer".  That article is in the Information Center at www.huntlawoffice.com.  I have included the citations to the Nevada Supreme Court  decisions that discuss the exceptions to the exclusive remedy … Continue reading The Exclusive Remedy Rule


Time to Change Exclusive Remedy Law in Nevada
By admin on May 1, 2009

I am surprised that no one is discussing making changes to Nevada’s exclusive remedy law as one of many proposed solutions to the workplace safety problem. The recent U.S. House and Senate Committee hearings on Capitol Hill concerning OSHA’s role in investigating workers’ fatalities prompted a suggestion from Representative Dina Titus this week that criminal … Continue reading Time to Change Exclusive Remedy Law in Nevada

Workplace Safety In Nevada
By admin on April 22, 2009

Congratulations to Alexandra Berzon, a journalist with the Las Vegas Sun, for recently winning the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for her investigative reporting last year of the 9 construction workers who died at CityCenter in a 16-month time period. Ms. Berzon continues to report on the reforms, or rather the lack of significant reforms to … Continue reading Workplace Safety In Nevada


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