New Mexico Workplace Accident Attorney
Injuries happen every day in all types of workplaces, from construction site accidents to truck accidents to oil field injuries and more. If you have suffered a workplace injury that disrupted your life, causing you to need medical care and time off of work, you could be entitled to compensation under New Mexico’s workers’ compensation program or from a negligent third party.
Reach out to the New Mexico workplace accident attorneys at Liles White to learn about your legal rights and options. We are a dedicated, determined law firm that handles cases for clients who have been injured or lost a loved one due to careless or reckless behavior. As a team of trial lawyers, we are confident in our ability to take on large corporations and hold them responsible for their actions and decisions.
Not only do we want our clients to be financially compensated, but we also want to force positive change in companies to prevent further reckless decisions that cause injury and death. The New Mexico personal injury attorneys at Liles White have a network of subject matter experts, access to extensive resources, and a bilingual team help you get the answers you need and the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Liles White for a Workplace Injury Claim?
- At Liles White, we take a client-centered approach to every case, which means that we take the time to get to know your goals and needs as we formulate our strategy moving forward.
- Our team of attorneys have a reputation for compassionate client care and aggressive negotiations with insurance carriers and at-fault parties.
- We take New Mexico workplace accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients will owe no upfront or out-of-pocket costs and will only pay legal fees after we obtain the compensation they need.
We are a Litigation Firm
We are a litigation firm, which means we prepare cases for trial and personally present each case to juries. We have been successful at trial, and we will fight for you. Liles White recently won a trucking negligence case where the jury held the truck driver and his employer’s trucking company responsible for the death of a man, resulting in a $39.9 million verdict for the victim’s family.
Liles White is ready to meet with you! Time is your most important resource. The sooner we can dive into your injury claim and begin interviews and research, the better the chances that we will build a successful case on your behalf.
Experience has shown us that the companies who cause injury or loss hire lawyers and experts, in many instances, within minutes of an event. You need someone working for you as soon as possible. Schedule a free case evaluation with one of the attorneys at Liles White today to discuss your options.
How Our New Mexico Work Injury Lawyers Can Help
When a workplace accident leaves you with painful, debilitating injuries, you will likely need financial assistance to help cover your medical bills and lost wages. Getting that financial aid can be challenging without the help of an experienced New Mexico work injury lawyer like those at Liles White.
Seeking help from the legal team at Liles White can help determine whether:
- You are entitled to compensation, even if you caused your workplace accident;
- More than one person is responsible and liable for your workplace injuries; and
- Your injury claim is valued correctly.
If you were hurt in a workplace accident in New Mexico, contact the attorneys at Liles White today. Our workplace accident lawyers will discuss your work injury claim with you in a no-obligation consultation. Call today to schedule your appointment.
Workplace Accidents Can Happen to Anyone
Workplace injuries can happen to anybody, regardless of the industry they are employed in. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were approximately 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year across the country. Our team of experienced work injury lawyers in New Mexico understand the higher risk of injury for workers in certain industries such as the construction industry. The injury attorneys at Liles White compiled statistics on injuries in the construction industry updated for 2022 which details both fatal and non-fatal construction related injuries.
Types of Injury Cases Our New Mexico Work Injury Attorneys Handle
At Liles White, our attorneys have experience helping clients who have sustained the following types of workplace injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe sprains or strains
- Lacerations or puncture wounds
- Crush injuries or amputations
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
In addition to these traumatic injuries, we also know that there are times when workers sustain injuries and illnesses over longer periods of time. This can include:
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Respiratory diseases
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Occupational cancers
In the case of a fatal workplace accident, our New Mexico wrongful death lawyers are able to handle the wrongful death claim of a loved one and hold the negligent party responsible.
Common Workplace Accident Injuries
Workplace accidents can be life-changing. Workers can develop an injury over time through continuous, repetitive motions or suffer one quick debilitating blow to the body.
Regardless of how they occur, some common workplace injuries include:
- 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.
Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Third-Party Lawsuits
With few exceptions, nearly all New Mexico employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance allows workers to receive a portion of their lost wages, temporary or permanent disability, and any medical expenses for time off work due to a work-related injury, even if they share responsibility for their accident.
To ensure workers’ compensation covers a workplace accident, a worker must:
- Report the injury right away to an appropriate supervisor;
- Follow any company injury protocol; 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.
It is often challenging to get the money necessary to cover all accident-related expenses from a workers’ compensation policy. It is in an employer’s and their insurance company’s interest to minimize any payout to an injured worker. An attorney can help assert any legal rights a worker may have and ensure they realize maximum recovery for their injuries.
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.
Contact a New Mexico Work Injury Lawyer Today
If you or somebody you love has been injured in an on-the-job accident in New Mexico, let the team at Liles White get to work on your behalf immediately. Our work injury lawyers have extensive experience handling complex workplace accident claims in New Mexico, and we understand what it takes to stand up to aggressive workers’ compensation insurance carriers and employers. Our goal is to ensure that clients receive all compensation they are entitled to through the workers’ compensation system and any additional compensation that could be available through a third-party lawsuit. When you need a New Mexico workplace injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case or by calling (361) 826-0100.