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Going back to work after a work injury

Posted by Robert Scott | Dec 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

I'm often asked if an injured worker can go back to work after a work injury. The answer is generally YES as long as the job does not violate any of the injured worker's work restrictions. So, if your work injuries limit lifting to 20 pounds, you should not look for or take a job that requires l...

Texting and the workers' compensation case

Posted by Robert Scott | Nov 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Texting for many people is the preferred way to communicate. It is convenient and to the point, unlike phone calls or speaking face to face. I text every day but mostly with family and friends. Texting should not be used to communicate with your employer before a work injury and to communicate w...

New Mexico's New Paid Sick Leave Law

Posted by Robert Scott | Apr 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Governor just signed the Health Workplaces Act which requires almost all private employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. For more information go to the Frequently Asked Questions on my website at this link New Paid Sick Leave FAQs This is great news for New Mexico's workers...

I have an updated website

Posted by Robert Scott | Mar 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Have updated bobscottlaw.com with the help of a new company, Lawlytics. I wanted to make it easier to read and navigate through. I also wanted to focus the site more on workers' compensation and worker and employee rights. I think we've accomplished that. If you have any comments, please let me...

Maximum Medical Improvement or MMI. What does it mean?

Posted by Robert Scott | Aug 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

My last post talked about workers' compensation money benefits, also know as indemnity benefits, eventually ending or being reduced. That usually happens at maximum medical improvement, also know as MMI. I've mentioned MMI generally in past postings, but I don't think I've ever defined it for any...

COVID-19 and your job.

Posted by Robert Scott | Jul 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

It's clear that COVID-19 is surging in New Mexico. It's also clear that COVID-19 is negatively affecting working people, including employers firing workers because of COVID-19. The law is playing catchup with COVID-19. But, I think you should contact me if your employer threatens to fire or fires...

HOW TO CHOOSE AN ATTORNEY

Posted by Robert Scott | Jul 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Like choosing any professional, choosing an attorney is like picking a competent plumber or painter. The best way to find a good one is by a referral. So, if you need to speak to an attorney ask around. Start with your family and friends. If you know an attorney ask that person. Maybe he or she i...

New Mexico Workers' Compensation Basics #1 (addendum)

Posted by Robert Scott | Jun 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

After posting New Mexico Workers' Compensation Basics #1, I remembered something. Sometimes, when a worker gets hurt on the job, the employer will tell the worker that the employer will “take care of him or her”. This usually means that the worker has to pay for the medical treatment and hope the...

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