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A work injury can be devastating, both to the injured worker and to his or her family.  In addition to dealing with the medical reality of an injury, injured workers must also cope with the economic effects of that injury such as medical bills and the loss of family income.

Injured workers often have fear and uncertainty about how bills will be paid, as well as concerns about the loss of future earning capacity.  When dealing with all of these issues it is hard to know if you are getting the benefits you deserve or if the insurance company or your employer is trying to take advantage of you.

The Nevada workers compensation attorney at the Law Office Paul W. VanDerwerken understands the issues surrounding on the job injuries and fight for injured workers to make sure they receive the benefits they deserve after an accident in the workplace.

Employers are required by law to create a safe working environment by providing adequate safety training and equipment and provide workers compensation coverage to their employees.  When workers are injured on the job, they may face difficulty securing the workers compensation they need to cover the costs of their medical bills, rehabilitation, and lost wages.

If you or someone you know has been injured on the job and is now struggling to secure the workers’ compensation benefits they need, the Nevada workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Office of Paul W. VanDerwerken will help you.  To speak with an experienced attorney about your legal rights and options, contact our office today at 702-385-5050.

Workers’ compensation benefits provide compensation for expenses related to an on-the-job injury, such as:

  • past and future lost wages
  • past and future medical bills
  • disfigurement

Workers’ compensation insurance provides the following benefits to injured employees:

  • Reasonable and necessary medical care to cure, relieve and otherwise assist you in your recovery.
  • Tax-free temporary disability benefits to compensate you for lost wages during your recovery period and the time you are unable to perform your regular job in whole or in part.
  • Permanent disability benefits to compensate you in the event you do not completely recover from you injury or illness, as determined by a doctor’s evaluation.
  • Supplemental job displacement benefits.
  • Death benefits as determined by state law that are paid to your spouse or other dependents if you die from a work-related injury or illness.

The lawyers at the Law Office of Paul W. VanDerwerken have the knowledge and experience necessary to determine where and how claims should be filed.  We also aggressively investigate the viability of pursuing a third-party claim (an action against some other person or entity besides the injured worker’s employer), where additional benefits might be obtained for you.  We also have the resources needed to prosecute your claims at the highest level.  Employers have insurance companies working to protect their interests.  We understand that injured workers don’t know where to turn for strong legal advice after a serious injury.  Attorney Paul W. VanDerwerken personally guides his clients through what can be an intimidating and confusing time.  He will do so with an unwavering commitment to obtain just settlements and awards.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a workplace accident or has developed an illness while on the job, you may have to miss months or even years of work.  Our legal team is dedicated to helping injured individuals file workers’ compensation claims and appeals.  To discuss your situation if you’ve suffered an on-the-job illness or injury, contact the Law Office of Paul W. VanDerwerken of Las Vegas, N.V., today at 702-385-5050 and schedule a free consultation.

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