Workers' Compensation is a benefit provided to employees and documented volunteers who are injured or develop a job-related illness as a result of performing their work duties.

All job-related injuries and illnesses are covered by the Nevada System of Higher Education self-insured program.

Benefits may include:

  • Medical Treatment
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Disability Payments

Workers Compensation coverage is available for:

  • Academic Faculty
  • Administrative Faculty
  • Classified Employees
  • Student Employees
  • Casual Labor Employees
  • Graduate Assistants
  • Post-Doctoral Fellows
  • Court Assigned Individuals
  • Resident Physicians
  • Board of Regents
  • Clinical Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Board Members
  • Designated Volunteers

NSHE supports the right of any covered person to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits. Risk Management and Safety supports the program by providing employees, supervisors, departments, and the institution with guidance and liaison services.

The Workers Compensation Third Party Administrator (TPA) makes all determinations involving claims governed pursuant to NRS 616 A-D and 617.

Third Party Administrator (TPA)

The TPA is responsible for making determinations for all workers’ compensation claims. (NRS 616C.065)

The TPA evaluates each claim to determine whether the reported injury is compensable under Workers Compensation. (NRS 616C.065)

The TPA will notify the employee in writing if their claim is accepted or denied. (NRS 616C.065)

If a claim is accepted, the TPA determines what benefits will be provided.

If your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the denial. (NRS 616C.315)

Third Party Administrator

CorVel Corporation
101 Convention Center Drive, Suite#670
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 702-699-7020
Fax: 866-450-9339

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The following benefits can be awarded under workers’ compensation:

These benefits may include medical treatment, surgery, and prescriptions.  An employee should have no out-of-pocket medical expenses when he has an accepted workers’ compensation claim, as long as they are treated by an approved workers’ compensation provider. Under Nevada law, an employee is required to seek medical treatment with a medical provider approved by NSHE’s Managed Care Organization (MCO), unless it is an emergency.

TTD benefits provide partial income replacement if an employee is unable to work for 5 days or more within a 20-day period. This income replacement is calculated at 2/3 of the employee’s gross wage at the time of the injury.

The maximum allowable monthly TTD rate changes every fiscal year, but an employee’s benefits are fixed based on the date of injury or disease.  TTD is generally paid every 14 days and is paid on a calendar day basis.  The employee may use their accrued leave time to remain in full pay status (contact Risk Management and Safety for details).

These benefits provide partial income replacement if an employee can only work in a capacity where their net earnings are less than what they would receive in TTD benefits.  For example, an employee may only be able to work part-time.

PPD benefits can be awarded if an employee has a permanent medical impairment that resulted from a work-related injury or disease.

VR benefits may be provided when an employee has permanent restrictions that preclude a return to their regular job.  Benefits can include vocational counseling, placement assistance, and retraining.

If an employee’s death is the result of a work-related injury or disease, death benefits are payable to qualified dependents/beneficiaries.

Managed Care Organization (MCO)

The MCO develops a provider network of physicians and specialists who provide care to injured employees.

Managed Care Organization

CorVel Corporation
101 Convention Center Drive, #670
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 702-699-7020
Fax: 866-450-9339

 Modified Duty

Modified duty is a temporary assignment compatible with an employee’s prescribed restrictions that precludes an employee from performing some or all of their regular duties.

Once an approved workers’ compensation provider prescribes temporary restrictions, the supervisor must provide modified duty. If that is not possible, the employee will be provided modified duty with another department or campus. Once an appropriate modified position is established, the TPA will suspend TTD benefits, if they are being paid.