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Workers' Compensation

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:

  • Firefighters
  • Police officers
  • Medical professionals
  • Retail workers
  • Executives
  • 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!

Call (702) 505-8115 for a free consultation. Se habla español.

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.

Our Promise to You

Why You Can Count on Our Firm
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Client-Centered Approach

    We strive to treat our clients with integrity, compassion, and respect and provide them with clear communication every step of the way.

  • Proven Record of Results
    We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients throughout the state of Nevada.

Client testimonials

Real Stories From Real Clients
    “They always made me feel like a member of their family and not just a client.”
    “The kindness and compassion they showed during my case was amazing! They always made me feel like a member of their family and not just a client.”
    - Ryan W.
    “So seamless and easy for me.”
    “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.
    “The process has been exceptional.”
    “John Bertoldo made us feel very at ease about the situation... They truly care about their clients and making them feel at ease through the entire process. Overall I think the process has been exceptional.”
    - Pete S.
    “Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith took great care of me.”
    “They were fast, caring, and always answered my questions and reassured me throughout the process. I highly recommend Lindsay Cullen as an attorney and the firm to represent you if you're seeking any legal guidance.”
    - Jay G.
    “Very nice & professional.”
    “Lawrence Smith is a Godsend! He's a good man. Very nice & professional.”
    - Aaliyah R.
    “A Lawyer that cares and will fight for you.”
    “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.
    “By far, one of the best and most reputable firm's in Las Vegas.”
    “I highly recommend Steve Baker and the entire team. Thank you again for always answering all of our questions and being so easy to work with, something I have not experienced with other firms here in town.”
    - Steven P.
    “Best help I could have asked for.”
    “Thank you all so much for all the hard work you put into my case. All of you mean the world to me and I am thankful to have received the most quality help from the BBC&S team. Thanks again and I miss you all!”
    - Sierra S. P.

A Proven Record of Results

Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
  • $100 Million Product Defect and Fatality from Helicopter Crash
  • $30 Million Fatality/Burn Disfigurement from Helicopter Crash
  • $19.5 Million Brain Damage from Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $18.5 Million Wrongful Death from Aircraft Accident
  • $16 Million Motor Vehicle Accident, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • $12 Million Negligence Security leading to Sexual Assault
  • $10.8 Million Brain Injury, Premises Liability
  • $10 Million Brain Injury, Premises Liability