Category / Topic Archives: exclusive remedy


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?

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