Katrina Fadda

Document Type

Case Summary

Publication Date

Winter 1-2020


The Court affirmed the district court's denial of judicial review from a prisoner who challenged the amount of workers compensation he received after release for an injury sustained during incarceration. The Court determined that under NRS 616B.028 and NRS 616C.500 a person injured in an industrial accident while incarcerated receives workers' compensation benefits calculated on the average monthly wage the prisoner actually received on the date of the injury, and upon release is not entitled to have the benefits recalculated at the minimum wage guaranteed under the Nevada Constitution.