Filing a Claim
If your work injury or industrial disease condition worsens or changes after your workers’ compensation claim has closed, you have the right to request that your claim be reopened to allow for additional medical treatment and other benefits. You’ll need a doctor’s written statement that states that your condition has changed or worsened since your claim was closed, treatment is needed, a description of the treatment needed, there is a direct relationship between your work injury and your worsened condition, and your work-related injury is the cause of your claim needing to be reopened. You’ll need to submit a written request to your claims representative to have your claim reopened. Be sure to include your doctor’s statement and keep copies for your own records.
If you need to reopen your claim, give us a call. If your request is successfully denied, you’ll have to wait a full year to make another request. In the meantime, your condition could worsen and your bills could keep stacking up.
Workers’ Comp Benefits
If you suspect that your employer does not carry workers’ comp insurance, you should seek medical treatment for your injuries anyway and be sure to submit a C-4 form. Tell the medical staff that you are unsure whether your employer has insurance. The WCS will investigate and you will be notified if no workers’ comp insurance exists. If there is truly no insurance, you have two options.
1. You can file a claim with the Nevada Division of Industrial Relations.
2. You can elect to deal directly with your employer to recover money for medical bills and lost wages.