Job Injury? You Have A Right To Compensation For Medical Treatment And Lost Wages
Workplace injuries that entitle an injured worker to compensation for medical costs and lost wages include any kind of accident that occurs during the time you are working for your employer. This includes the time it takes you to drive or walk from one job location to another. It also includes the time you are travelling for work to a job-related conference. Injuries or illnesses can be caused by an accident at work or exposure to your work environment.
Your workplace includes the place where you work as well as where you operate the equipment or machinery you use to complete the tasks at your job. The injury must be work-related or occurred at your place of employment. Pre-existing injuries or illnesses being made worse by the accident or activity at your job will also be taken into consideration for compensation to you.
Workers’ compensation claims must show proof of your employment, or that you are working for pay, as well as proof that your physical or mental harm is directly related to your assigned tasks at your job. Providing the right documentation can get complicated and stressful if you are trying to complete it on your own without an experienced attorney. At Pizzonia Law, LLC, we are dedicated to using our knowledge and experience in New Mexico’s workers’ compensation system to help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries. If you are suffering from a work-related injury, call our firm in Albuquerque at 505-445-2109 to speak with our compassionate lawyer.
Workplace Injuries Include Many Different Types Of Accidents And Illnesses
Any injury you get while working at your job is a “workplace injury.” Some injuries are not as obvious as others. You may have fallen out of your chair at work and hurt yourself. This is a workplace injury. Did you get a rare disease on a trip representing your employer? This is 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 — Chronic injuries, including repetitive strain injury from heavy lifting and using tools such as jackhammers, carpal tunnel syndrome and loss of hearing or sight.
Sudden accidents — 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.
Get The Help You Need For Your Workplace Injury Claims
If you are unable to return to work due to your workplace injuries, we can help you. We will work to ease your worries about your medical bills and lost wages. Email us or call 505-445-2109 for a free consultation to discuss your claim.