Work Related Injury Lawyers Serving Albuquerque, Greater New Mexico, and Texas
An injury on the time can be a troubling experience.
When you are injured at work, you’re not always sure where to turn. Will your employer do the right thing and take care of you? Or will you have to fight for the compensation you deserve?
The personal injury lawyers at FCHC are ready to help.
Workplace injuries can happen at almost any type of job site. Whether you’re in the city or you’re on a job site further out in New Mexico or Texas, we can help.
Workplace injuries also vary greatly in their type and severity, with some resulting in permanent disabilities.
When you get hurt on the job and cannot work because of your injury, you deserve to seek financial compensation.
Not only do you deserve to have your medical bills paid fully, but you should also seek compensation for lost wages.
The work injury lawyers at our firm can speak with you today about your options for seeking compensation. Depending upon the specific facts of your case, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits or for filing a New Mexico or Texas work-related injury lawsuit.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation
Many injured employees are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits when their injuries happen on the job. The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration handles workers’ compensation claims for New Mexico employees.
In Texas, The Division of Workers’ Compensation handles things.
Generally speaking, workers’ compensation benefits can provide medical care and partial payment for time off from work for recovery. To be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits, an injured employee must follow specific filing steps outlined by the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration.
Since most workplace injuries will fall under workers’ compensation law, few accidents that occur in the workplace will result in a personal injury lawsuit. However, in certain circumstances, an injured worker may be able to file a third-party claim for workplace injuries. Typically, a third-party personal injury lawsuit is appropriate when the employer’s conduct was especially reckless. Our experienced work-related injury lawyers can help with your claim.
How Do Workplace Accidents Happen?
How do workplace accidents lead to work-related injury lawsuits? According to a fact sheet from Arbill.com, the following are some of the most common causes of accidents and injuries on the job:
- Acts of violence at your place of employment;
- Repetitive motion injuries;
- Entanglement in heavy machinery causing catastrophic injuries;
- Motor vehicle accidents while you are working;
- Walking into walls, furniture, or other objects around the workplace;
- Falling-object injuries;
- Slipping and tripping injuries;
- Falls from heights; and
- Overexertion injuries.
Your employer has a duty to make the workplace safe.
Many injuries that happen on the job lead to workers’ compensation claims, but sometimes an employer’s behavior is so egregious that it can lead to a civil lawsuit.
If you suffered a serious injury at work and were not properly compensated by workers’ compensation or if your injury resulted from your employer’s gross negligence, you should learn more about filing a work-related injuries lawsuit.
Contact a Work Injury Lawyer About Your Case
Moving forward with a work-related lawsuit can be extremely complicated. In some cases, you may need to learn more about how the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation system functions, but in other situations, you may be able to file a lawsuit with the help of our firm’s lawyers. The advocates at our firm can discuss your case with you today. Contact FCHC to get started.