Have you been injured while on the job?
We believe that every person has the right to work in a safe, healthy environment. The unfortunate reality, however, is that many people are injured on the job every year, including thousands of workers in New Mexico. If you or a loved one has been injured at work, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and suffering.
The workers compensation system in New Mexico can be complex to navigate, and without the help of a qualified attorney, you may not recover as much as you rightfully deserve. Our experienced team of workplace injury lawyers has helped many New Mexico employees obtain the compensation they deserve following a workplace injury. We hope you will allow us to help you as well.
Filing a worker’s compensation claim after suffering a workplace injury can provide you with a variety of benefits designed to offset any costs incurred because of your injury. New Mexico Worker’s Compensation Insurance covers lost wages for any time spent out of work due to your injury and medical expenses (these can include hospital stays, surgeries, doctor’s visits, rehabilitation, etc.) Under New Mexico law, all medical expenses should be covered if you are unable to work for more than seven days due to your injury. If you are unable to return to work at all because of injuries sustained, you may be entitled to certain disability benefits, including Permanent Total Disability or Permanent Partial Disability and wage replacement.
It is always best to consult with an attorney prior to filing a Worker’s Compensation claim. It is important to understand that in New Mexico, the Worker’s Compensation laws are business-friendly rather than employee-friendly. As such, we have seen many scenarios where employers or insurance companies disagree with the employer about the circumstances of the workplace injury. This can lead to payment delays or denial of a claim. In many New Mexico workplace injury claims, the payout will not be sufficient to cover medical expenses. A qualified lawyer, however, will understand the intricacies of the New Mexico Worker’s Compensation system and will be able to fight for your right to get the compensation you are owed.