“Have you been injured?” is a common question posed by personal injury attorneys who are looking for new clients. But just because a person was injured in an accident does not mean that the injured person can prevail in a negligence suit against the person causing the harm.
Take for example, a person injured on the job. Under Nevada law, if a person is injured in the course and scope of employment, the injured worker cannot succeed in a suit against a properly insured employer except under a very limited set of circumstances. That is because of Nevada’s exclusive remedy law.
Nevada’s exclusive remedy provision is found in NRS 616A.020. That law says that the only remedy that the injured worker has against an employer that is insured for worker’ compensation is the worker’s compensation administrative remedy. [Continue reading]