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2021 New Year’s Resolutions

2021 New Year’s Resolutions

Posted On January 26, 2021

Happy New Year – Welcome 2021 Have you made any New Year resolutions yet? 2020 has been a heck of a year for everyone, and making resolutions feels kind of different for many people this time around. That thought is thrown into sharp relief when you learn the most common New Year resolutions that people made as the ball dropped on NYE 2019, according to YouGov.com. …

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Can I Reopen My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Can I Reopen My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Posted On January 26, 2021

Reopening a Workers’ Compensation Claim What happens if you’ve settled your claim for workers’ compensation, but later find that your injury is getting worse? Do you have any recourse? You do. However, a weighty burden of proof rests upon the injured party, as reopening a claim is relatively rare.  First off, you need to establish that you pass the eligibility test to reopen your claim.  If…

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted On January 25, 2021

Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. Since 1968, this annual event recognizes the vast contribution that Americans of Hispanic origin have made across every stratum of life and culture in the United States. It also observes the anniversary of independence of Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua.  People of…

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Undocumented Worker in Nevada Wins PTD Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Undocumented Worker in Nevada Wins PTD Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Posted On December 17, 2020

Nevada Supreme Court Rules Injured Undocumented Worker Can Get Benefits In November, the Nevada Supreme Court held that an injured, undocumented worker was entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits and that his immigration status was irrelevant to the central issue of whether he qualified for permanent total disability (PTD) status. Manuel Ibanez, an undocumented Nevadan, was employed by High Point Construction as a carpenter. In 2014, Ibanez…

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