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Your rights after being injured at work in New Mexico

Almost all workers in the United States are entitled to workers' compensation if they suffer damages as a result of being injured. This means that if you were injured in the workplace, you should not have to prove that the accident was not your fault to successfully gain back damages. In addition, you should still have the right to claim workers' compensation, even if you are an undocumented immigrant or not a resident of the United States.

If you have been injured in a New Mexico workplace but you are uncertain of your rights to file for damages, you should make sure that you understand what you are entitled to so that you can take action with confidence.

Who's covered in New Mexico?

Most employers who have three or more employees in New Mexico must carry workers' compensation insurance to cover their employees in the event of a workplace injury. Unlike many states, farmworkers are also covered by workers' compensation in New Mexico.

What types of injuries are covered?

All physical injuries that occur due to participating in a work-related injury are covered by workers' compensation. In addition, some mental injuries are covered, except for when these mental injuries occur as a result of job evaluation or disciplinary action taken.

What benefits are injured workers in New Mexico entitled to?

All medical treatment that you need as a result of the injury will be covered by workers' compensation. In addition, you may be able to gain a certain amount of wage replacement benefits if you are not able to work due to your injury. However, this will depend on the extent and duration of your injury. You may be entitled to indemnity benefits if you are unable to work in the long term due to the disability you acquired.

What are the deadlines to file for workers' compensation?

You should give notice to your employer of your intention to file workers' compensation within 15 days of the occurrence of your injury. You have one year from the date of your injury to file a claim.

If you have been injured at work in New Mexico, take action to gain back the workers' compensation benefits that you are entitled to.

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