How Las Vegas Workers Compensation Lawyers Determine if You Are Eligible for Benefits
If you receive injuries on the job or suffer a work related illness and your employer’s insurance companies denies you benefits, Las Vegas workers compensation lawyers at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to under the law.
State law requires most employers to carry workers compensation coverage. You must meet the following eligibility requirements to receive benefits:
- Your employer must be legally required to carry coverage.
- Your illness or injury must be work-related.
As long as you meet these requirements, you are entitled to receive compensation for the medical bills and lost wages related to your illness or injury, regardless of who is at fault.
A medical condition is considered work-related as long as it is caused by anything you were doing that benefits your employer. Examples include hurting your back while moving heavy objects in a warehouse job, developing a repetitive motion disorder from using a computer every day and becoming ill due to daily exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Sometimes the work-related criteria are more difficult to determine. For example, if you injure your foot while walking to a nearby restaurant to pick up lunch you may not be able to make a workers’ compensation claim. If you were purchasing lunch for your boss, you may be able to file a claim because your actions benefited your employer.
If you need to file a claim and your employer is refusing to cooperate, call the qualified Las Vegas workers compensation lawyers at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez at 702-388-GGRM (4476) for help.