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Workers' Compensation: Nevada

Workers' Compensation requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Kevin Hess, Fisher Phillips


  • All Nevada employers that are covered by the Workers' Compensation statutes are required to post a specific notice in the workplace. See Notice Requirements.
  • Almost all employers must provide workers' compensation insurance. See Covered Employees.
  • Most employees are covered by workers' compensation insurance, with some exceptions. See Covered Employees.
  • Injuries and occupational diseases arising out of and in the course of employment are generally considered compensable. See Compensable Injuries and Occupational Diseases.
  • Employers may not be liable for certain injuries incurred under specific circumstances. See Employer Defenses to Workers Compensation Claims.
  • Workers' compensation provides medical costs, partial wage replacement and other benefits due to qualified occupational injury or illness. See Benefits.
  • Injured workers must provide written notice within seven days of an accident of occupational disease. See Claims Procedure.
  • Nevada courts recognize that filing a workers' compensation claim is a protected activity and employees are protected from retaliation. See Retaliation and Discrimination.