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3 Critical Records You Need for Your Auto Accident Claim

By Herb Santos, Jr. |

A successful auto accident claim requires credible evidence. The evidence comes in various forms, including records or documentary evidence. Below are three critical records that can strengthen your claim, plus how to get them. 1. Police Report The police report contains both facts and opinions about the accident. Specific information the report may contain… Read More »

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If I have an accepted workers’ compensation claim, can I see any doctor?

By Herb Santos, Jr. |

            By Herb Santos, Jr., Esq.               One of the first questions I receive from my clients is whether they can see any doctor they want for their industrial injury.  Unfortunately, there are some attorneys who advertise that they can get you into any doctor.  This is nothing more than a marketing ploy… Read More »

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If Your Work Injury Prevents You From Returning To Your Job, You May Be Eligible For Retraining

By Herb Santos, Jr. |

If your work injury prevents you from being able to return to your job, you may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation benefits. Eligibility is determined after a written assessment is completed by a vocational rehabilitation counselor. The written assessment must evaluate the injured employee’s ability or potential to return to the position the employee… Read More »

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COVID-19 AND THE WORKPLACE

By Herb Santos, Jr. |

I have received numerous questions from various people on what one should do if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 at work.   Under some situations, it may be covered under Nevada workers’ compensation laws.   If an injured worker believes that he or she may have been exposed to COVID-19, I would suggest… Read More »

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DEFENSIVE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY

By Herb Santos, Jr. |

For the past 29 years, I have represented many people who have been seriously hurt in highway accidents.  Many of them were involved in accidents with big rig trucks.  It is imperative to be a defensive driver whenever you are driving on the highway.  I urge you to remember safety rules of the road… Read More »

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WHY WE NEED TO FIGHT TO PROTECT THE 7TH AMENDMENT. By Herb Santos, Jr.

By Herb Santos, Jr. |

“In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.” – The 7th Amendment… Read More »

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IF MY CONDITION GETS WORSE, CAN I GET FUTURE MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR MY WORK INJURY?

By Herb Santos, Jr. |

One of the most valuable benefits for the injured worker in Nevada is the lifetime re-opening right. After a claim closes, an injured worker may be able to re-open the claim in the future. However, the process is difficult. The fact that the industrial condition hurts more is not enough to get a claim… Read More »

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WHAT TYPE OF BENEFITS AM I ENTITLED TO RECEIVE IF I AM HURT ON THE JOB?

By Herb Santos, Jr. |

There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t discuss workers’ compensation benefits with both clients and potential clients. In Nevada, when an employee suffers a work related injury, workers’ compensation benefits is the exclusive remedy. There are only two situations where the injured worker can elect to sue the employer. The first… Read More »

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WHEN IS AN EMPLOYEE WITHIN THE COURSE AND SCOPE OF EMPLOYMENT

By Herb Santos, Jr. |

This is an issue which comes up almost every day in my practice. Insurance companies will look at any way to find that an injured worker was not in the “course and scope of employment” when the accident occurred. When looking at whether an injury occurred in the course of employment, we look at… Read More »

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THE SUPREME COURT EXPANDS COVERAGE FOR THE TRAVELING EMPLOYEE

By Herb Santos, Jr. |

If you travel for work, you will find great interest in a recent Nevada Supreme Court case regarding the traveling employee. In Buma v. Providence, 135 Nev. Adv. Op. 60 (2019), the Court not only analyzed the issues surrounding the traveling employee, but they expanded the coverage available to them and essentially confirmed rules… Read More »

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