Alamogordo Workplace Accident Lawyer
If you suffer a severe workplace accident, The Fine Law Firm can answer any workers’ compensation questions you have and evaluate your accident claim for free. Our Alamogordo workplace accident attorneys help injured workers understand their legal rights and review any legal actions available.
At The Fine Law Firm, our attorneys are:
- Locally and nationally recognized for excellence;
- Focused on giving clients the attention and service they deserve; and
- Dedicated and proven with a 99% case success rate.
We know work injuries are unexpected, frustrating, and confusing. Call and schedule an appointment with one of the compassionate workplace accident attorneys at The Fine Law Firm today. If you cannot come to our office, we will travel to you.
How Can an Alamogordo Workplace Accident Attorney Help Me?
Workplace accidents generally fall under workers’ compensation insurance. However, not all employees receiving workers’ compensation are receiving the maximum amount of benefits they are due. One of the workplace accident attorneys at The Fine Law Firm will examine your accident benefits to determine if they are appropriate.
A Alamogordo workplace accident attorney from The Fine Law Firm will also help you file an appeal if workers’ compensation or an employer denies you benefits. Should an employer attempt to retaliate against you for submitting a claim of any kind, your attorney will protect you from that retaliation.
Additionally, when a third-party is responsible for your workplace injuries, your attorney will:
- Investigate your claim;
- Review any safety and accident reports;
- Interview witnesses;
- Survey the accident site;
- Hire and consult any necessary experts;
- File an accident claim or lawsuit on your behalf; and
- Negotiate a settlement or proceed to court for a trial.
Consulting with a New Mexico workplace accident attorney may save you from losing the compensation needed for your recovery. Call The Fine Law Firm before making any recorded statements or signing any settlement documents.
Workers’ Compensation and Third-Party Claims
Workers’ compensation insurance allows workers to receive a portion of their lost wages and any medical expenses for time off work due to a work-related injury. To ensure workers’ compensation covers a workplace accident, a worker must report the injury right away to an appropriate supervisor and seek company authorized medical treatment.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. In return for quick medical coverage and partial wage reimbursement, employees give up the right to sue their employers for their injuries. There are a few exceptions to this rule that an experienced workplace accident attorney can explain.
If someone other than an employer caused a worker’s injuries, that worker may qualify for a third-party lawsuit. A third-party lawsuit is a personal injury lawsuit wholly separate from any workers’ compensation claim.
Third-party lawsuits allow injured workers access to compensation unavailable through workers’ compensation insurance. This compensation includes:
- Any medical expenses not covered by workers’ compensation;
- Any lost benefits and wages not covered by workers’ compensation;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental and emotional trauma;
- Scarring and disfigurement; and
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
Common Workplace Injuries
Workplace accidents can forever change a victim’s life. Workers may develop an injury over time through repetitive motion or suffer one, quick debilitating blow to the body. Workplace injuries happen in all types of industries, from construction to office settings.
Some common workplace injuries are:
- Electric shocks;
- Vision impairment;
- Hearing loss;
- Broken bones;
- Skin disorders;
- Respiratory conditions;
- Knee and ankle injuries;
- Neck and back injuries;
- Head and brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI);
- Crushing injuries; and
- Workplace violence.
Whether your employer or a third-party at your workplace caused you harm, The Fine Law Firm wants to help you. There is never a risk in speaking with one of our Albuquerque personal injury attorneys. The consultation is free, and you pay no fees unless we win your claim.
Let one of our experienced attorneys guide you through the workplace accident process and obtaining all of the benefits you are legally due. Our firm has decades of experience in New Mexico and is locally respected and recommended. Call today to schedule your free claim evaluation.