Defending Our Clients’ Rights for Over 25 Years
As a workplace accident lawyer, we’ve seen a variety of injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening. No matter the severity of your accident, we work to get you the compensation you deserve and the care you need. In many situations, your employer or insurance provider may not have the right answers, leaving you with uninformed options or poor guidance on how to move forward. We work to ensure your case goes in the right direction because we know how important it is to your financial security, health, and state of mind.
Why You Need a Tough Workplace Accident Lawyer in Both Texas and New Mexico
In Texas, employers have the option to opt out of workers’ compensation coverage, which means in order to receive any form of benefits or monetary assistance, especially if you are unable to return to work right away, you would first need to file a claim. If the employer was negligent and failed to provide you with proper training, safety equipment, and a safe environment, there is the possibility that you do not have the right to sue the employer to obtain benefits. That’s where our workplace accident lawyer steps in. Javier Martinez., Jr. will fight your case even when your claim has been denied by an insurance provider.
In New Mexico, employers with more than three workers are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage. The exception to this rule is for employers who are contractors, real estate salespeople, servants, and those who work in certain federal programs. Although having workers’ comp insurance will allow you to more easily receive medical care and benefits, there are cases in which workers are denied their compensation claims. If you find yourself in this situation, you have options. You can either file a complaint with the Workers’ Compensation Administration, then go through a mediation conference where both parties will settle their differences, or your final option may be a formal hearing with a judge. Our role in this whole process is to represent you every step of the way. We will not settle for less than what you deserve.
Types of Injuries That Can Happen At Work
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is part of the United States Department of Labor, the largest majority of workplace accidents that occur each year in the US are construction related and the majority tend to be falls followed by being struck by an object. These type of accidents, while common, are no excuse for workplaces to continue mistreating employees or failing to secure the workplace environment.
We’ve helped injured workers following these and other types of workplace accidents:
- Industrial and factory
- Loading dock
- Fire and explosions
- Car and truck
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Service and hospitality
Contact the Law Office of Javier Martinez, Jr., P.C.
If you or a loved one has been injured in the El Paso, Texas area or in the state of New Mexico, please contact our law office today. We can help provide you and your family with peace of mind during this complicated and painful time. For our office located in El Paso, please reach us at (915) 751-0896. New Mexico residents can call our office in Hobbs, NM at (575) 393-0021.