Hire The Best Work Injury Attorneys in New Mexico
Every American worker deserves safe working conditions.
Yet, far too often, employers fail to live up to their duties to provide these conditions, committing serious workplace safety violations.
Work injuries remain a major problem throughout our country, including in New Mexico.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2.6 million people faced work injuries in the year 2021 alone.
No matter the facts of your case, if you were seriously hurt on the job, please do not delay in contacting our team to set up a free review of your claim. We will explain your legal rights and help you explore your legal options.
We Want to Hear Your Story – and We Want to Help
Don’t Face a Work Injury Without a Work Injury Lawyer
While not all jobs are equally dangerous, workplace injuries can (and do) happen in every field. You certainly do not need a ‘high risk’ position to become a victim of an on-the-job injury. A work injury lawyer has experience handling work injury cases arising from many different professions, including:
- Construction workers
- Oilfield workers
- Other industrial or manufacturing employees
- Maintenance workers, including janitors
- Public transportation employees and private drivers
- Office workers
- State and local government employees
How Workplace Accidents Happen
Workplace accidents can happen in several different ways. Our experienced New Mexico work injury attorneys will be able to examine your specific situation. Your workplace injury lawyer will then decide how to build the best legal case based on what happened.
Workplace accidents can happen because of:
- Generally unsafe working conditions
- On-the-job training which was insufficient or inadequate to protect against injuries
- Inadequate safety training, or none at all
- Improperly maintained equipment
- The negligent action or inaction of a manager or co-worker
Unfortunately, no matter how they happen, workplace accidents are widespread. Hiring the right New Mexico workplace accident attorney will ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Our experienced work-related injury lawyers know exactly how to investigate your case to uncover all of the relevant facts. It’s essential to investigate each case thoroughly to maximize potential recovery.
If OSHA is necessary, we make sure that your employer contacts them right away. Then, OSHA can complete a detailed investigation to uncover what happened to cause the work-related injury.
In many cases, we can interview managers on the job to figure out whether they took adequate safety measures. Often, improperly trained managers fail to notice unsafe working conditions, resulting in injury.
We will then gather all the available evidence. Such evidence may include photos, videos, additional interviews, workplace logs, and more, depending on the circumstances of the case.
As experienced New Mexico work-related injury lawyers, Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C. is on your side every step of the way. We know exactly how to investigate your claim to discover all of the relevant facts.
We are still grateful to Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro for getting us through a challenging time with professionalism and expertise. Our case was handled with care and precision. This is a firm our family trusts and recommends without reservations.- Amy C.
Ms Chaparro is definitely a go getter and a person of her word. I was with another attorney who did nothing for the first couple of months, so I changed law firm. Ms Chaparro took my trucking case even during the difficult covid situation. She work tirelessly on my case and got me my 6 figure settlement she promised me. Definitely recommend her and her law firm.- Jackie Arms
Alejandro Acosta is a great lawyer. He gave us peace of mind and handled our case pretty seamlessly. No issues and just solid answers. No runaround and he settled our case with the outcome he predicted. I have sent his info to a few friends and family. Great lawyer!- Madison Hernandez
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Injured At Work?
If you’ve been injured at work, the best course of action to take is to contact a New Mexico workplace accident attorney as soon as possible. Although you may try and handle your claim yourself, getting a free consultation with a New Mexico workplace injury lawyer will help you understand your options.
If your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, you may have been told that you are not eligible to litigate your case. This may be true, but an experienced workplace accident attorney can examine your case to help you figure out the best way to proceed.
In New Mexico, traditionally workers that are injured on the job have had to go through their employers’ workers’ compensation plan, except in certain situations. However, the New Mexico Supreme Court recently expanded the ability of employees to litigate claims outside of their employers’ workers’ compensation plans. The best way to understand your specific case is to contact an experienced New Mexico workplace accident attorney.
Even if it turns out that going through your employer’s workers’ compensation plan is your best option, you may wish to talk through your case with work injury attorneys who understand the New Mexico workers’ compensation system.
At Tawney, Acosta & Chaparro P.C., our team of work-related injury lawyers has handled several work injury claims throughout New Mexico and Texas. We’d be happy to help during this difficult time.