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Seek The Benefits You Deserve From An Experienced New Mexico Workers’ Comp Lawyer

If you are injured on the job, your employer is supposed to pay for your medical treatment, even if you caused your injury. You may also receive a percentage of your wages when you cannot return to work. Your employer will also pay the health care provider to treat any other medical condition your injury caused.

Your employer and their insurance company may try to negotiate a settlement with you that does not cover the full cost of your injuries. Your boss may try to minimize your suffering from an injury such as a repetitive strain injury. Your employer may even try to talk you into quitting your job. Before you accept a settlement offer, call our firm to speak with our experienced workers’ compensation attorney at 505-445-2109. We can answer your questions completely.

The Professions We Serve

Our firm has seen thousands of workers’ comp claims in more than a decade of service. From the simple to the exceedingly complex, we understand the steps to improve your chances of recovering maximum compensation. Our team works with clients in various professions and industries in New Mexico. Some of these include:

  • Construction workers
  • Oilfield workers
  • Film workers
  • Personal care aids
  • Nurses
  • Truck drivers
  • Servers
  • Cooks
  • Cashiers

We have learned the many subtle ways your job or the field in which you work might affect your claim. From the initial application process to a final appeal, we work with you from the beginning of your claim to the end. After listening closely to your story, we will explain your options and help you understand which steps you should take.

What Are The Most Common Workplace Accidents?

Because our firm has existed for over a decade, our lawyers have seen almost every form of workplace injury imaginable. Some tend to occur more than others. According to a New Mexico’s Indicator-Based Information System (NM-IBIS) report, transportation accidents are the most common of all employment-related injuries in our state. Some of the other frequently occurring injuries include:

  • Car accidents involving company vehicles
  • Construction accidents
  • Contact with objects and equipment
  • Slip-and-falls or trip-and-falls
  • Mining accidents
  • Overexertion
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Arm injuries
  • Leg injuries

Alarmingly, the report also shows that New Mexico has a higher rate of workplace fatalities than other states. No one deserves to experience a serious injury or lose a loved one to one of these accidents. We understand how big an impact it can have on your life, so we strive to help you as much as possible.

Compassionate And Skilled Workers’ Compensation Advocacy When You Cannot Return To Work

Employers with three or more employees must carry workers’ compensation to benefit their injured employees. If your previous condition is made worse by your current workplace injury, your employer may be liable to cover your injuries.

It can be hard to get the medical attention you need to recover from your injuries and file a workers’ compensation claim in the limited time given to do so. Complete documentation of the timeline of your injuries will help your workers’ compensation case move forward quickly. At Pizzonia Law, LLC, you will meet with a knowledgeable lawyer with the experience you need to navigate the complex requirements of the state’s workers’ comp system. We can help you with filing a claim on through the entire claims process.

Workplace Injuries Include Many Different Types Of Accidents And Illnesses

Any injury you get while working is a “workplace injury.” Some injuries are not as obvious as others. If you fall out of a chair at work and hurt yourself, that’s a workplace injury. If you get a rare disease on a trip representing your employer, that’s a workplace injury. Other injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Psychological harm: Job-related emotional trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that made it hard or impossible for you to work properly at your job.
  • Occupational injuries: These are usually chronic injuries, such as repetitive strain injuries from heavy lifting and using tools such as jackhammers, carpal tunnel syndrome and loss of hearing or sight.
  • Sudden accidents: These usually result in acute injuries, such as falls from scaffolding, severe car accident injuries during job deliveries, burns from explosions and tractor falls.
  • Illnesses: Cancer due to toxic chemical exposure, lung diseases from mold and contagious diseases from exposure to tuberculosis or hepatitis A virus.

No matter what injury or illness you suffer on the job, we are here to help you seek an affordable recovery and the benefits you deserve.

What Types Of Benefits Can Workers’ Comp Provide?

In New Mexico, workers’ comp can cover things like:

  • Two-thirds of your gross weekly wages
  • Medical care and treatment directly related to your injury
  • Funeral costs and death benefits for you and/or your children if your spouse was killed on the job

These benefits are crucial for workers to help them recover from their injuries and remain financially stable while not working.

What If Your Workers’ Comp Claim Gets Denied?

There’s no worse feeling than having your workers’ comp claim rejected. While there are several reasons why this can happen, you have the opportunity to appeal your denial so you can get the benefits you are entitled to. We can work with you directly to walk you through the appeals process and devise a legal strategy that allows us to effectively and compellingly present your case in front of a judge.

Let’s get started on your appeal today. Call 505-445-2109 to schedule your initial consultation with one of our workers’ compensation lawyers.

Get Highly Qualified Representation To Help You Seek The Benefits You Need

We understand time is of the essence when you are trying to heal, need medical attention for a sudden severe injury and are struggling financially. We are experienced in New Mexico’s workers’ compensation regulations. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you get the necessary benefits through workers’ comp benefits or a third-party lawsuit. Call 505-445-2109 for a free consultation. You may also email our office in Albuquerque by using our online form.