If you were injured on the job in the state of New Mexico, it’s important that you file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer right away. As daunting and as confusing as the process may feel right now, it’s the only way of ensuring you’ll receive compensation for your injury and other damages that were sustained as a result of your accident. Unfortunately, one too many New Mexico workers opt out of filing a claim based on the process alone. That’s why the Law Office of Javier Martinez, Jr., P.C. is here to provide you with guidance. Most importantly, we’ll help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
These common mistakes could result in complete denial of compensation or receiving a lesser amount:
Waiting to Report the Injury or Not Filing It Altogether
New Mexico’s workers’ compensation system is a no-fault system, which means that injured workers are compensated for their medical bills, lost wages, and other damages from a workplace injury. To take advantage of these benefits, you must file a workers’ comp claim within time. The sooner the better. If you file less 15 days after your injury, your benefits may be denied.
Avoiding Medical Treatment
No matter how minor your injury may seem at the moment, it’s important to be examined by a medical professional. Failing to seek medical treatment puts you at risk of losing benefits from your workers’ compensation claim. The benefits of your claim are intended to cover your medical expenses. Another indicator of not receiving medical attention may be that you are not injured or that the injuries were not serious, when that is not the case.
Not Contacting an Attorney and Attempting to Handle the Case on Your Own
The role of a workers’ compensation lawyer is to help you navigate this complicated system. Although you can file a workers’ compensation claim on your own and receive compensation, it’s not guaranteed that you will receive the maximum compensation possible. Many times the insurance companies are looking to give you the very minimum possible. When you work with a workers’ compensation lawyer, they will ensure your injuries and other damages are fully reflected.
Allow Us to Protect Your Health and Future Wellbeing
As your workers’ compensation lawyer, attorney Javier Martinez, Jr. will provide you with legal assistance so that you receive fair compensation and avoid being denied altogether. We’ve helped numerous hardworking New Mexico workers and we’re certain we can help you!
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