Workers' Compensation Attorney in Reno
Get the Workers' Comp Payout You Need
Have you been injured on the job? If so, you should not hesitate to file a workers' compensation claim with the assistance of a Reno workers' compensation lawyer. Workplace injuries can be terrifying and leave an individual overwhelmed regarding what step they should take next. The attorneys at Shook & Stone understand the situation you are in and will do everything possible to guide you through the process.
Our firm has built a strong reputation over the years and has come to be recognized as one of Southern Nevada's premier personal injury firms. We are also thoroughly experienced and skilled in workers' compensation cases and can counsel you every step of the way. Our attorneys provide each client with the respect and attention they deserve by listening to them and thoroughly investigating their case. We examine each detail of your claim to uncover and preserve evidence that can be used to establish negligence and win the payout you deserve. Call today to learn more about our attorneys and our services for any type of workers' compensation matter.
Workers' Comp Cases We Handle
Employees can sustain countless types of injuries on the job. Some are relatively minor, such as cuts, scrapes and bruises, while others can be catastrophic and life-changing. Examples of the latter include spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, and severe burns.
Workers' Comp FAQ
The workers' compensation process is anything but simple. Get the answers you need by contacting a workers' comp lawyer from our firm. We share more than 85 years of combined experience and will work together to provide the answers you are looking for.
Workers' Comp Accidents
Even employees who work sedentary jobs can suffer injuries and accidents. Slips and falls are quite common, as are defective products. Workers can also be the victim of a fire, chemical spill, or an OSHA workplace safety and health violation.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) protects employees from retaliation should they report their employer's workplace violation. Such reports are known as "blowing the whistle," and OSHA prohibits discrimination, punishment, or retaliation against a "whistleblower" under the Whistleblower Protection Program.
Workers' Comp Denials
Many workers' comp claims are fraudulent and are denied by the employer's insurance. A worker must be eligible in order to receive a payout, meaning that they were injured while working and that the accident was not their fault. Otherwise, the claim will be denied.
Workers' Comp Denial Appeals
If your claim is wrongfully denied, you have the ability to file an appeal. First, you will request a hearing and discuss your claim before an Administrating Hearing Officer. If your claim is still denied, you can file an appeal with the District Court and obtain legal representation to fight for a reversal.
Benefits of Workers' Comp
Filing for workers' compensation can provide you with peace of mind and protect you from facing serious financial stress. As long as you are eligible for workers' comp, you should not hesitate to file a claim with the assistance of a workers' compensation attorney.
Rights of Injured Workers
Any employee who is injured on the job has every right to file a claim, request a hearing, appeal a denial, and obtain the representation of an attorney. Employers are prohibited for denying their employees these rights and must comply with any such lawful action.
Workers' Comp Settlements
In cases were the worker is determined by a licensed physician to be permanently disabled, the employee could be eligible to receive a permanent partial disability award, or "PPD award." This is a one-time set amount of compensation offered to help cover the workers' injury-related expenses.
Contact a Workers' Comp Lawyer Today
Call the offices of Shook & Stone right away if you have been involved in a workplace accident or have suffered any form of a work-related injury. Our attorneys share more than eight decades of combined experience and have recovered more than $100 million for clients over the past 13 years. We maintain a team atmosphere and are always willing to answer your workers' comp questions. We are also affordable, offering our quality services for a contingency fee so that you do not have to pay unless we win. Learn more about how we could handle your case by calling now at 877-910-2220, or complete our free case evaluation form to submit your information online. Once we review your case, we can help you take the necessary steps toward fair compensation. Contact Shook & Stone today!