Reno Workers' Compensation Attorney
Fighting for Fair Workers' Comp in Southern Nevada
As a worker who has been injured on the job, it is important that you take the time to understand the rights of injured workers. In the state of Nevada, most employers are required by law to offer some form of
workers' compensation coverage. The purpose of this compensation is to protect workers' from experiencing wrongful financial hardship due to an accident or injury that they did not cause. As long as your employer offers such coverage and you agreed to receive it before the time of your accident, you should be eligible for compensation. Speak with a Reno workers' compensation lawyer right away to discuss what options are available to you.
Shook & Stone, Chtd.-one of Nevada's premier personal injury firms-has provided quality legal representation for injured workers for over a decade. Our legal team comes from a variety of unique backgrounds and work together to provide thorough and well-rounded legal services. Since 1997, we have recovered more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts. We have the knowledge and experience to obtain the highest possible amount of compensation for your claim, as well, so call our offices today to learn more. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle every case for a contingency fee, so there is absolutely
no fee unless we win. Call our offices today for excellent counsel, no matter what type of workers' compensation issue you are facing.
Workers' Comp Practice Areas
Whether you work at a desk or on a construction site, workers' comp accidents are always possible. Slip and fall accidents and defective products can occur anywhere. Or perhaps your
work-related injury is the result of repetitive actions. Tendonitis, carpal tunnel, herniated disks and more are all repetitive strain injuries that can result from typing, heavy lifting, and other workplace actions. Safety hazards and OSHA violations could also cause illness or injury and should be reported. Do not be afraid to report such a violation to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration;
whistleblowers are protected by law from employer retaliation. If you have been the victim of any of the above, do not hesitate to get legal counsel and
file a workers' comp claim.
Before filing for compensation, you must be sure that you are eligible. If you caused your injury, or if your injury occurred while you were not on the job, your will be denied workers' compensation. Sometimes this is a mistake or you are wrongfully denied, however, in which case you may appeal a denial with the assistance of a workers' comp attorney. The process is very detailed and legal counsel can ensure that you take all the necessary steps. A lawyer from our firm will have the knowledge and understanding of state and federal laws to answer all of your
workers' compensation questions.
When faced with a workplace injury, the benefits of workers' compensation cannot go unnoticed. The payments made through your employer's insurance can give you peace of mind and prevent you from suffering financially after an accident at work. There are multiple forms of workers' comp payment, as well, depending on the nature of your injury. Most cases involve a monthly payment to help cover any medical expenses and lost wages until you are able to return to work. In other situations, the injury results in permanent disability, in which case a
settlement known as a permanent partial disability award, or PPD award, could be negotiated. Shook & Stone could help you determine which option is right for you, so call now to schedule an appointment.
Contact an Attorney from Shook & Stone, Chtd.
Our legal team has more than 85 years of collective experience and will work as a team to maximize your workers' comp payout. We have recovered millions for clients over the years and will stop at nothing to recover the full amount of your damages. You have every right to file a claim or appeal a denial, and your employer is prohibited from restricting your rights in any way. We can help you protect your rights. Our attorneys will do as much as possible to reach a settlement before litigation; however, we understand that a trial may be the better option and, as seasoned trial attorneys, we will readily take your case to court. Contact Shook & Stone today at 877-910-2220 or complete our online form to get started and engage in a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you soon!