Injuries on the job are a relatively common occurrence. While most work accidents result in minor injuries like cuts or burns, work accidents can result in severe injuries, long-term disability or death.
Regardless of whether the injury is minor or severe, workers have a right to receive compensation for injuries they incur at work. If you have suffered injury because of a work accident, you may wish to contact a qualified worker’s compensation attorney who can help you determine your eligibility for benefits.
What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Each state has a system of laws generally referred to as workers’ compensation. These laws vary from state-to-state and by occupation, but they ultimately serve to protect workers and ensure that employees who suffer injury due to work accidents receive proper compensation including benefits to cover medical expenses and lost wages.
State of Nevada workers’ compensation law systems are intended to provide relief for injured workers while protecting employers from liability claims. A number of federal statutes exist to protect those injured in the line of railroad, mining, maritime, and other types of employment.