Nevada Workers Compensation Law

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Nevada Workers Comp Quick Facts

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes

Are Waivers Permitted? No

Numerical Exceptions: None; however there are an assortment of exemptions based on categories of employee.

Choice of Physician: Employee makes the initial choice of physician, subject to the following limitations: Except in emergency, if the employer's workers' compensation insurer has entered into a managed care contract or health care service provider contract, the injured employee must choose the treating physician or chiropractor or health care service provider according to the terms of the contract. If the insurer has not entered into such a contract, the injured employee may choose his treating physicians and chiropractors that DIR has established. If the injured employee is dissatisfied with his initial treating doctor, he may choose an alternative physician or chiropractor within 90 days after his injury.

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 5 days (temporary disability only).

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? 5 or more consecutive days, or 5 or more cumulative days with- in a 20-day period

Attorney Fees Permitted: No special provision governing attorney fees.


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