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Q: What if my husband had a 3 to 4 slice of wood jammed through his hand at work and the employer asked my husband if he

Would put it on our personal insurance because he didn't have workman's comp for his employers. Very small company, we question if workman's comp is required. This was Friday 10/27/17, my husband was "let go" yesterday, 10/31/17!! Please help?

Lincoln W. Hobbs
Lincoln W. Hobbs answered on Nov 1, 2017

I'm not licensed in Nevada, and am not sure where this occurred, but in Utah the employer would have to have had workers compensation insurance (and I'm 99% certain that would be the case in Nevada -- I think it's the case in all states. Your husband should see a good personal injury attorney,... Read more »

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Q: Can an employer ask you not to file a claim if they offer to pay any of your out of pocket expenses?

Sorry, a worker’s comp claim for an on the job injury.

Lincoln W. Hobbs
Lincoln W. Hobbs answered on Oct 11, 2017

Not file a claim for what?

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Q: Are workers compensation checks based off of hours youve worked for the company or is it just 2/3 of a regular check..
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 9, 2017

You look at your average wages (gross). Note any second jobs or other work you can't do. Also, if while you are out there is OT you missed, or holiday pay you should factor that in.

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Q: If I fell and hit my head and shattered my wrist from 20ft and the never checked for a brain injury would I have a case

Was at work

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 17, 2017

You are only compensated for what did happen, not what could have happened. If you had a brain injury that was made worse by their failure to diagnose and treat, yes; if the damage had been done before they examined you and the delay made no difference no. Get your comp attorney to recommend some... Read more »

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Q: Attacked by yellow jackets at work

We were asked to start a project as soon after starting we were attacked by yellow jackets I was stung 20 to 30 times on the back of my head and throughout my body. I was wondering if there was any legal action I can take

Lincoln W. Hobbs
Lincoln W. Hobbs answered on Oct 27, 2016

Assuming you required medical treatment, the expenses should be paid by your employer's workers' compensation insurance. You probably don't have a personal injury claim against your employer, assuming they had that required coverage. And there's not likely a claim against anyone else, unless they... Read more »

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