At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our disability workers’ compensation attorneys in Las Vegas, Nevada understand that combing through the details of your workers’ compensation benefits can be confusing, frustrating, and exhausting after suffering an injury at work.
What type of disability workers’ compensation are you eligible for? Who is going to pay for any additional medical expenses, lost wages, and costs you incur as a result of your injuries?
In Clark County, and throughout the rest of the state, there are four basic types of disability benefits workers can pursue:
- Temporary Total Disability, or TTD
- Temporary Partial Disability, or TPD
- Permanent Partial Disability, or PPD
- Permanent Total Disability, or PTD
While Nevada’s workers’ compensation system is designed to compensate you for some of your losses, so you can get back to work, there are limits to the amount of money you can receive from your employer.
It is important to partner with an accomplished disability workers’ compensation attorney, so you can focus on healing while we establish which benefits suit your complete financial needs — now and going forward.
Temporary Total Disability Benefits
When workers need more than five days off work due to their injuries, may be eligible for Temporary disability benefits.
Temporary total disability benefits are:
- 2/3 of your average monthly wage
- Those benefits cannot exceed a maximum amount set by law each year, which is currently listed at the maximum benefit of $3,697.04 per month
Temporary total benefits are paid until the injured party reaches their maximum physical improvement or until they can return to their normal job
Temporary Partial Disability Benefits
When workers can work but are earning significantly less than usual due to their injury, they may be eligible for Temporary partial disability benefits.
Temporary partial disability benefits are:
- The difference between your post-injury wages and what would be your temporary total disability rate
There is a 24-month cap on TPD benefits.
Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
Once temporary total disability benefits end, the injured party may be eligible for permanent partial disability benefits.
Permanent partial disability benefits are based on:
- Permanent impairment ratings, which is stated as a percentage
- For each percent of impairment, the injured person will receive 0.6% of their average monthly wage
Permanent partial benefits continue for five years or until the worker reaches the age of 70, whichever happens later.
Permanent Total Disability Benefits
Workers who are totally or permanently disabled may be eligible for permanent total disability benefits.
Permanent total disability benefits are:
- Monthly payments at your temporary total rate for as long as the disability continues
Common permanent total disabilities are often very severe, which can include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Loss of limbs
Additional Nevada Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ compensation in Nevada requires an experienced attorney to ensure you have access to the benefits you deserve after suffering an injury at work.
At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our disability attorneys in Las Vegas will leave no detail to chance when pursuing your maximum financial recovery, including:
- Medical benefits
- Mileage and travel reimbursement
- Vocational rehabilitation
What If I Have Lost a Loved One in a Las Vegas Work Accident?
Losing a loved one in a workplace accident is a tragic experience that changes the texture of families everywhere.
If you have suffered such a loss, you can pursue death benefits, including funeral expenses of up to $10,000. The deceased worker’s spouse, children, or other dependents can receive death benefits when their loved one has passed away due to a work injury.
If you have been hurt at work, or have lost a loved one in a work accident, contact our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys in Las Vegas at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith at (702) 505-8115 to ensure your rights are protected during a free consultation today.