Boulder City Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Managing Workplace Accident Claims
When you have been injured at work, it can feel like a challenge to even ask your employer for help. Are they going to punish you for the accident? Are you even eligible to get medical treatment coverage?
Settle your worries and answer your questions today by coming to Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen. Our Boulder City workers’ compensation attorneys are proud to be known as local legal professionals who stand up for injured workers in all industries.
We can help clients who are employed as the following and more:
- Police officers
- Medical professionals
- Retail workers
- Office workers
- Transportation professionals
- Foodservice workers
The bottom line is that we are here to support injured workers from all backgrounds. The process of using workers’ compensation benefits can be tricky. Let us navigate it for you!
Who Gets Workers’ Comp in Nevada?
Under Nevada employment laws, all private employers with at least one employee must purchase and maintain workers’ compensation insurance that covers those employees. In other words, practically all workers who are described as an employee should have workers’ comp in the state.
However, independent contractors in Nevada are not owed workers’ compensation coverage in most situations. If you accept work through individual contracts, then you might be an independent contractor, not an employee. Our firm can review your employment situation to see if you have been classified correctly, though. It is not unheard of for a dishonest employee to misclassify employees as independent contractors to avoid workers’ compensation monthly premiums.
Workers’ Comp Covers Accidents of All Types
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance policy, which means that an injured worker doesn’t have to prove liability to get coverage and benefits. As long as the claimant was hurt while working or while performing a work-related duty, they should be eligible for policy benefits. Even an employee who accidentally hurts themselves is eligible.
Common accidents and injuries cited in workers’ comp claims are:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Back injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Occupational illnesses
- Head injuries
Your case could encounter trouble if your employer or their insurer tries to argue that your injury wasn’t caused by accident. Intentionally trying to cause an accident or willingly engaging in an out-of-protocol activity that you understand to be dangerous can void your right to workers’ compensation. If this happens, then our attorneys will be ready to counteract with arguments and evidence of our own. Denied or contested claims such as these often end in lump-sum settlement agreements that let you pay for all the benefits you would have gotten from workers’ comp.
Do You Tell Your Boss After an Accident?
You should tell your employer as soon as possible about any accident or injury that you suffer in the course of your employment. If you wait too long to tell them about it, then they can more easily challenge your claim and argue that your injury was suffered elsewhere. In Nevada, you must tell your employer about your accident within 7 days, or they can deny your claim outright. Don’t hesitate to inform them. Be sure to create an official accident report and get a copy, too, so they can’t argue later that you never told them about your injury.
Heal & Rest While We Fight for You
Just when you need our Boulder City workers’ compensation attorneys, we will be there to stand by your side and elevate your case. We are known for being responsive, communicative, and fully supportive throughout our clients’ cases. We don’t fight just to win for us, we want to win for you and your future!
Let’s show the opposition what we can do. Call (702) 505-8115 now.
“Since day one of meeting Brett, I knew I was in good hands. Brett made sure to thoroughly explain and cover any/all question or concern that I had, and was able to ease my mind and get me an answer to the question/s I was seeking.”- Julie M.
“Lawrence Smith is a Godsend! He's a good man. Very nice & professional.”- Aaliyah R.
“I was involved in two car accidents within a year. They made everything so seamless and easy for me and were always available for questions or reassurance. This law firm clearly not only cares about what they do, but the clients they do it for. Thank you, ”- Aimee W.
Committed to the Community
We are proud to support a number of charitable organizations as a way to give back to the community we are honored to serve.
We strive to treat our clients with integrity, compassion, and respect and provide them with clear communication every step of the way.
Comprehensive Legal Guidance
Our attorneys will handle each aspect of your case, including securing short and long-term medical care, helping to recover lost wages and more.
Proven Record of Results
We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients throughout the state of Nevada.
Legacy of Client Satisfaction
Word-of-mouth referrals and repeat clients account for more than 85% of our business, which is a testament to the level of service we provide.
Experience You Can Trust
Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff leverage decades of experience across a diverse range of backgrounds on behalf of our clients.