At some point, nearly every employer will have an employee report an injury and seek treatment under a workers compensation policy. Every US State has "industrial insurance" or workers compensation laws that define the benefits payable to the injured worker (NRS 616 in Nevada). The benefits afforded to an injured worker can vary from state to state. However, there is one critical concept to which every state agrees: to be covered by workers compensation insurance (or self-insurance) the employee injury or illness must arise out of and in the course and scope of employment.
To understand this concept further, let's examine the meaning of "arise out of and in the course and scope of employment". In simplistic terms this concept dictates that:
Using the "course and scope" rule we can examine each claim and determine if workers compensation coverage might apply:
Remember too that employers are protected by exclusive remedy laws. However, exclusive remedy does not preclude the injured employee from pursuing a claim against a third-party. For example, the electrical employee that fell from the ladder may pursue a defective product case against the ladder manufacturer. The employee that was injured by a slip and fall accident in a restaurant may pursue a premises liability claim. The errant driver on the site seeing excursion may have a valid auto liability claim against another driver. Lastly, the two employees that punched-out their differences may file lawsuits against each other for personal injury.
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Congratulations to DC Building Group for receiving NAIOP Spotlight’s General Contracting Firm of the Year Award for 2017. The 20th Annual NAIOP Southern Nevada Chapter Spotlight Awards were held on the evening of Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa. The guests attire for the evening was based on the Roaring 20s to celebrate the 20th Annual NAIOP Spotlight Awards.
The attendees waited in anticipation until nearly the end of the evening to hear who would be named the General Contracting Firm of the Year. Once the NAIOP Southern Nevada Chapter Spotlight Industry Award Nominees for General Contracting category were listed, the audience waited in suspense with only this prelude hint as the host read: “This firm continues to grow and impress due to their quality of work and level of professionalism.” Before hearing “and the General Contracting Firm of the Year goes to DC Building Group!” Team representatives who accepted the award on behalf of the entire DCBG team were: Shawn Danoski, Gary Siroky, Dave Teator, Charlie Stewart and Jennifer Hall.
Shawn Danoski, CEO of DC Building Group, said, “Winning the NAIOP Spotlight Award for General Contracting Firm of the Year really means a lot because of the timing. Receiving this accolade now from such a high-caliber peer group is a testament to our firm’s successful growth and direction. This award reflects our aim to increase our capacities and recognizes our team for their dedication and solidarity.”
DC Building Group also received multiple Spotlight Merit Awards from NAIOP for these projects: Goodwill Retail Store and Donation Center, Cracker Barrel – North Las Vegas, Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho in Rio Hotel and Casino, JS Products Corporate Offices and Distribution Center, M&Ms World Las Vegas Renovation at Showcase Mall, Southern Hills Baptist Church.
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