Leading Las Vegas Worker’s Comp Attorneys You CAN Afford
Being injured while on the job can be both a physically and emotionally draining process. Dealing with the physical pain as a result from an accident can be debilitating and frustrating—especially if it interferes with how you perform at work.
However, what do you do when you realize that the worker’s compensation coverage you counted on is either lacking or completely unavailable? Medical bills are expensive and many people don’t budget for the onslaught of expense, making a solid Las Vegas worker’s comp plan imperative.
Instead of going deeply into debt to cover expenses for an injury you experienced at work, contact a Las Vegas worker’s compensation attorney. One of the common misconceptions about retaining a worker’s comp attorney is the expense. Injured employees feel that they are already over their head with medical bills and are worried that filing a claim with the assistance of an attorney will only add to their financial stress.
While a valid concern, consider if you can afford not
to file a claim. When worker’s compensation coverage falls short, employees may not understand that they can pursue a claim for full coverage and CAN afford an attorney.
If you have been the victim of a workplace injury in Las Vegas, Nevada, consider the following:
- Was your injury due to improperly maintained equipment or workplace environment (such as slippery floors)?
- Did your employer encourage you to continue working even after you experienced an injury?
- Are you having difficulty paying medical and living expenses after your injury?
- Have you been terminated as a result of your injury?
Nevada worker’s compensation law is in place to ensure that employees cannot be terminated due to an injury. However, if you voluntarily quit your job while you are on disability leave, you must assume all remaining medical and living expenses.
Las Vegas Worker’s Comp Attorneys will help you through your injury, and you will not pay until a recovery is made.
It can cost you more in the long run by not
pursuing a las vegas worker’s comp case. Under the worker’s compensation system you are automatically entitled to:
- Continuous medical treatment for the injury that you experienced at work (including surgery, pain management and therapy)
- 2/3 of your gross wages up to the statutory minimum
- Evaluation for permanent impairment or disability
- If unable to return to your former position, you are eligible for retraining or school
If you are missing out on these benefits, you absorb these costs, which can be financially devastating. Immediately following an injury at work, Las Vegas worker’s comp attorneys urge clients to schedule an initial free consultation with an attorney to establish a case and pursue the compensation they deserve.
For more information about Las Vegas worker’s comp legal fees, contact Greenman, Goldberg, Raby, Martinez Law Firm today at 702-388-GGRM (4476) and allow us to review your case. We are also bi-lingual--hablamos Espanol!
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For example, on January 16, 2011 the New York Times wrote an article about the unregulated business of lawsuit loans. This is the practice of loaning money to plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits, which typically results in dire financial problems due to high interest rates and difficult terms:
- Injured plaintiffs may turn to a lawsuit lender when they’ve been out of work for a considerable amount of time and cannot borrow money from family or friends.
- Another reason injured plaintiffs become desperate and turn to a lawsuit lender is because it can take months or years to settle a personal injury case.
- Lawsuit lenders’ prices are usually unadvertised, allowing for additional fees and higher rates.
- While accepted worker’s compensation claims pay for ongoing medical expenses, some worker’s compensation plaintiffs still seek lawsuit loans.
This practice generally occurs for both personal injury and worker’s compensation cases throughout the country. However, the state of Nevada prohibits liens on worker’s compensation settlements.
In fact many lawsuit lenders have little understanding of how an injured worker receives his or her settlement under Nevada law.
Unfortunately, some attorneys will sign their name on an agreement between the lawsuit lender and the client. At Greenman, Goldberg, Raby, Martinez Law Firm, we know that when you work with a lawsuit lender, you take on the sole responsibility to repay the loan. Going into debt may not be the best decision so we encourage clients to have an in-depth discussion with an attorney before proceeding.
For more information about how the state of Nevada views worker’s compensation claims or lawsuit loans, contact Greenman, Goldberg, Raby, Martinez Law Firm today 702-388-GGRM (4476) and allow us to review your case.