Roswell Workplace Accident Lawyer
Workplace Accidents in Roswell, New Mexico
If you suffer injuries while on the job, you need to seek medical treatment. Your next step should be to speak with a workplace accident attorney at The Fine Law Firm. Our Roswell workplace accident attorneys can ensure you meet any legal deadlines, and all of your required paperwork is submitted in a timely fashion to protect your legal and employee rights.
The Fine Law Firm Has:
- Decades of experience serving the injured in New Mexico
- A proven track record of success securing millions for our clients
- A client-focused approach in meeting your individual recovery goals in your workers’ compensation and/or personal injury case
Our attorneys are compassionate and understanding and can give you the information you need to make educated choices regarding your medical care, benefits, and income. Call The Fine Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation and claim evaluation.
How Can a Roswell Workplace Accident Attorney Help Me?
An experienced workplace accident attorney, like those at The Fine Law Firm, will work to protect your best interests. Our attorneys will make certain you are medically cared for and not harassed into returning to work against your doctor’s advice. Additionally, we will gather information related to your claim, such as:
- Witness accounts of the accident
- Any surveillance footage of the accident and environment
- Whether safety procedures were in place
- If defective equipment was at fault
- Whether your employer trained equipment operators for their jobs
- If a third party other than your employer was at fault for your injuries
The Roswell workplace accident attorneys at The Fine Law Firm are experienced and knowledgable in all areas of workers’ compensation and third-party work injuries. Contact our office today to learn more about your claim and the types of compensation available to you.
Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance system governed and defined by individual states. New Mexico is among the most strict of the states requiring businesses with more than three employees to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees.
Workers’ compensation insurance pays for an employee’s medical care when that employee suffers a work-related injury. It also pays a portion of that employee’s wages if the injury leaves them unable to work.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system, meaning benefits are available regardless of who caused the accident that resulted in the injury. The trade-off for releasing the employee and employer of the fault and fast-tracking benefits is that the employee cannot sue the employer. However, workers’ compensation does not apply in circumstances where an employee was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at work or intentionally hurts themselves.
Common Workplace Accidents
There are workplace accidents that commonly result in workers’ compensation claims. These include, but are not limited to:
- Slip and falls
- Chemical spills
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Getting struck by objects
- Workplace violence
- Dangerous equipment
- Repetitive motions
- Toxic exposure
The largest number of workplace accident injuries are due to slip and falls. Workplace accidents, and fatalities, most often occur in the construction industry.
Compensation for a Workplace Accident
While workers’ compensation insurance pays only a portion of lost wages and direct medical expenses, a third-party lawsuit allows an employee additional recovery, including but not limited to, the following:
- All of their lost wages
- Future lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional trauma
Our Attorneys Can Help – Contact Us Today
An experienced workplace accident attorney will evaluate your claim and identify all liable parties for your workplace injuries. You may qualify for both a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party personal injury claim. The Fine Law Firm will handle all of your legal claims and help get you the medical attention and financial compensation you need.
Call us as soon as possible. The workplace accident attorneys at The Fine Law Firm will help you to move forward with your injury claim and rid yourself of any associated legal burdens.