1 E. Liberty Street STE 600 Reno, NV 89501

R. Trent Mcauliffe

Not Just Any Workers’ Comp Lawyer


Mr. McAuliffe holds himself to a high standard of professionalism and accountability to those whom he proudly represents. He is dedicated to the improvement of his client’s quality of life through the diligent application of the law.  He handles each claim personally.

Located in Reno Nevada, Mr. McAuliffe focuses exclusively on workers’ compensation cases and is committed to protecting the rights of injured people. He has a proven track record, helping his clients get all the workers’ compensation benefits to which they were entitled.

Workers’ compensation is a serious matter, and it’s often more complicated than injured workers realize. The truth is that many people who sustain on-the-job injuries are unaware of the full extent of their rights when it comes to medical, disability (temporary and permanent), vocational rehabilitation and death benefits – a fact that employers and insurance defense lawyers are ready to exploit.

Mr. McAuliffe is a workers’ compensation attorney who will work closely with you to make sure you know exactly the benefits to which you are entitled and will fight to ensure that you get them. He is committed to securing your rights as you work through physical recovery and inability to return to work.

Mr. McAuliffe has been practicing law since 1980 (1984 in Nevada) and devotes his practice exclusively to representing workers’ compensation claimants.  He does not practice in any other area of law.

At-Work Injuries

To be compensable, workers’ compensation injuries and occupational diseases need to arise out of and in the course of your employment.

They do not have to occur at the worksite.

Injuries can happen anywhere and some injuries (like muscle strains) and can get worse over time if it is not treated. Most people are under the impression that these injuries are too minor to report, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Often the insurer’s doctors may under-diagnose your condition. If you do not deal with your injury immediately, it can worsen and cause you tremendous suffering down the line.

If you’ve been injured, contact the law office of R. Trent McAuliffe to arrange a free initial consultation.  Home and hospital visits are available. Our office works on a contingency fee basis which means we only get paid when you get paid.

Occupational Diseases

Many people aren’t aware that you can file a workers’ compensation claim for occupational diseases, classified as any disease you have received by being exposed to toxins at work.

While occupational diseases can be deemed to be industrial by law, occupational disease claims are notoriously difficult to get approved without the assistance of an attorney who has experience in this field.

Generally, you need to prove that you were exposed to the disease because of your profession, that the disease you suffer from has a history of being linked with your profession and that your profession has a higher rate of suffering from the disease than the general public. Mercury, lead, hepatitis, benzene and asbestos are some of the leading examples of dangerous exposure you may face

Workers’ Compensations Claims

Workers Compensation Claims

Even though some jobs put the employee at an increased risk compared to others, there are no jobs that are immune to possible injuries. Work-related injuries can occur if you work at a desk and they can occur if you work out in the field. We are capable of handling any workers’ compensation claim that needs to be made from any of a long list of injuries capable of happening on the job.

Fault or negligence is not relevant to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits.

Pre-existing injuries or conditions do not bar workers’ compensation benefits.

Certain injuries can give rise to personal injury and/or product liability claims as well as workers’ compensation claims. Because our office deals only with workers’ compensation we will refer you to another law office whose attorneys practice in the appropriate area.  We assist in coordinating the benefits from both claims.

What Is Workers Compensation?

The Nevada Industrial Insurance Act is a set of laws administered by state agencies. The Division of Industrial Relations and Department of Administration govern what workers, employers and insurance companies are supposed to do when a worker is injured on the job or gets a disease caused by the job. It is usually called “Workers’ Comp.”

With very few exceptions, workers’ comp applies to your employment. The Nevada Industrial Insurance Act requires that employers provide two kinds of benefits to the injured employee, at no cost to the employee. The first benefit is the medical benefit. The second (and equally important) benefit is the income benefit. Income benefits must be paid if an employee is off work due to the work-related injury. There are also other benefits available such as a dollar award at the end of the claim and in many instances vocational rehabilitation to train a claimant to do other work if he or she cannot return to the job of injury. The law covers full time, part time, and temporary employees.