When the topic of workers' compensation cases comes up, most people picture a slip and fall accident at work or a construction worker getting injured on a construction site. While these situations certainly fall under workers' compensation, GGRM workers' compensation lawyers in Las Vegas realize workers' comp cases can take many forms, such as this recent incident where two Nevada police officers were injured in the line of duty.
On March 17, 2017, two police officers were injured in Nevada when their unmarked Metro Police car was t-boned on the driver's side and pushed off the road when a suspected impaired driver ran a stop sign. The accident happened around 6:20 pm in the Northeast Valley neighborhood.
After striking the police car, the suspect quickly exited his white Chevrolet Tahoe and attempted to escape the scene by running away, carrying a toddler passenger. One of the injured officers was able to arrest him after a brief chase on foot.
The suspect was taken to the Clark County Detention Center. He was booked with one count misdemeanor DUI and one count felony hit and run. The suspect is currently pending an initial court appearance. If he is convicted of a hit and run, this charge carries a mandatory 2 to 20 years in prison in the state of Nevada.
After the incident, both officers were transported via ambulance to the University Medical Center. One officer was initially reported to be in critical condition, however both officers are now expected to recover from the accident. Because these men were both injured while they were working, this situation may result in a workers' compensation case.
Contact GGRM the Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Las Vegas
At GGRM, our workers' compensation lawyers in Las Vegas are always up to date on the latest laws and regulations affecting workers' compensation cases. The state of Nevada requires employers to provide insurance coverage for their employees for injuries, diseases, and death that may occur due to their job. This protection is granted in the Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 616A.
GGRM's workers' compensation lawyers in Las Vegas are able to answer any questions you may have regarding workers' compensation laws, regulations, and cases. Whether you suffered a short-term condition or are facing a severe injury that will affect you permanently, we are always there for you when you need help the most. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation with the GGRM workers' compensation lawyers in Las Vegas at 702-388-4476.