Defending Our Clients’ Rights for Over 25 Years
Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in El Paso, TX, and Hobbs, NM
Assisting Clients After a Workplace Injury
You work every day to ensure you and your family have food on the table, a roof over your head, and bills paid. That’s why it can be devastating when you sustain a workplace injury that results in lost wages and extensive medical bills.
With more than 25 years of legal experience, the workers’ compensation legal teams at The Law Office of Javier Martinez, Jr. and The J. Martinez Law Firm, L.L.C. understand how important it is to receive maximum benefits for your workers’ comp claim. For this reason, we advocate aggressively on behalf of all of our injured clients to secure the financial compensation they deserve. When experience and dedication matter, you can count on our team.
Not all workplace injuries occur to employees performing notoriously dangerous jobs. In fact, workplace accidents and injuries can occur in nearly any setting. Our team has decades of experience assisting workers who sustained injuries in the following fields including but not limited to:
- Loading Dock
- Oil Field
- Fatal Accidents
- Car and Truck Accidents on the Job
- Toxic Chemical Exposure
- Service & Hospitality
No matter what industry you are in, please know that our skilled workers’ compensation attorney is here to help. We provide legal services to those in New Mexico and Texas and are only a phone call away.
Types of Workplace Injuries
For many employees, there is nothing more fulfilling than a hard day’s work. That’s why a work-related injury of any kind can be both physically and emotionally devastating. Some of the most common types of workplace injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Head and Neck
- Loss of Hearing
- Loss of Vision
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Occupational Illness
- Serious Cuts
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Texas and New Mexico Workers Compensation Claims
If you were injured on the job, you are most likely eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation insurance in New Mexico and Texas provides financial relief for injured workers to help compensate for lost wages, lost earning capacity, and medical expenses related to the work injury. Here is how the workers’ compensation process works:
- A work-related injury occurs.
- You notify your employer right away and contact a workers’ compensation attorney.
- You submit an official claim form.
- Your primary physician provides you with initial medical care.
- You await the claim administrator’s decision while continuing medical treatment.
- Your eligibility for disability benefits is determined.
- Your disability benefits are paid.
How a Workers Compensation Lawyer Can Help
Although the workers’ compensation process may seem pretty straightforward, the reality is your employer’s insurance company will likely do everything they can to deny you rightful and maximum benefits. When this happens, you might not have the compensation you need to pay the total cost of your medical expenses and lost wages.
When it comes to your physical, emotional, and conscious recovery, this is a chance you don’t want to take. A knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney will take the stress off your shoulders and help ensure your claim has the best chance of success.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do I Have to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
According to the statute of limitations, an injured worker in New Mexico and Texas must file a workers’ compensation claim within one year of the injury. However, it’s highly recommended that injured workers file as soon as possible, so key evidence is not lost.
Does My Employer Have to Be At Fault for Me to File a Claim?
In Texas and New Mexico, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. This means that it typically does not matter who was at fault for the accident. Even if your employer was negligent or you made a mistake that led to your injury, you likely still qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.
Can I Get Fired For Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
The states of Texas and New Mexico have laws protecting injured workers from retaliation. This means that it is illegal for an employer to fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you are experiencing this situation, we recommend getting in touch with a workers’ comp attorney as soon as possible.
Call a Qualified Workers Comp Lawyer in El Paso, TX, and Hobbs, NM
When a work-related injury throws your life off course, we are here to help you get back on track. At the Law Office of Javier Martinez, Jr. and The J. Martinez Law Firm, L.L.C., our leading workers’ compensation attorney is committed to protecting injured workers’ rights throughout New Mexico and Texas.
If you or a loved one was injured at work, turn to our team for the legal advocacy you need and deserve. Remember, we’re only a phone call away — El Paso, TX: (915) 751-0896 | Hobbs, NM: (575) 393-0021