Texting and Driving: NHP Crackdown

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During January 2020, law enforcement agencies across Nevada combined forces in an attempt to hammer home the message: use a handheld electronic device while driving and you’re breaking the law. Between January 6 and January 24, the Nevada Highway Patrol cracked down on drivers using portable tech while on the move, pushing home the memo that distractions can be lethal….

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Slips, Trips and Falls On a Bus

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Take the bus to work or college? Awesome – public transport is an uptick towards minimizing your carbon footprint and it’s generally a low-cost, convenient way to get around. But what if you trip or fall on a bus? Different factors can lead to someone getting hurt while traveling on a bus: wet floors with inadequate slip-resistance, or unmarked and…

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PTSD: Invisible Wounds

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If you’re unlucky enough to be involved in a road traffic accident or another traumatic event, then you might well have suffered physical harm. But what about the injuries that you can’t see? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety condition that’s triggered by exposure to a frightening event such as combat, an accident or a harrowing incident. It…

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OSHA Workplace Penalty Increases

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It just got a little more expensive to flout workplace safety guidelines in Nevada, following an increase in the penalties levied by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of – wait for it – 1.8 percent. To appreciate the full picture of how hard-hitting this increase is, here’s an example: the fine for workplace hazards that could result in…

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New Nevada Law Will Stop Patients Being Hit With ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills

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If you’re unlucky enough to be injured in an accident, or need unexpected medical care, the last thing you want is the worry about how the bill is going to be paid. Previously, patients needing emergency treatment faced bills of potentially thousands of dollars for charges levied by medical providers, after their insurance company refused to pay up due to…

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2020: A Breath of Fresh Air?

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We’re old hands at this 2020 thing now. Sure, we spent the first day back at work writing ‘2019’, but we’re mostly good. So what’s blowing in with the New Year? For one thing; fresher air. Yep, the air we’re going to breathe in 2020 is new and improved, thanks to a law that went into effect on January 1st…

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Does an Employer Need to Resume Benefits After I Leave Work Again?

By | Bighorn Has Your Back, Workers' Compensation

Q: I collected Workers’ Compensation benefits for several months, then tried to go back to work. After a week I had to leave work due to my injury; I notified the insurance company. Do they have to resume my benefits? Workers’ compensation in Las Vegas may seem straightforward, but once you find yourself needing compensation, things can get a bit…

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