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There's no shame in retaining a lawyer

Posted by Robert Scott | Sep 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

When meeting with possible clients for the first time they often tell me the following (or some variation): "I'm not sue happy", or "I'm not here for a big payday like some people" or "I got where I am because I'm a hard worker and I'm not looking for a handout." And, you know what, I believe th...

Should you join a union? Probably.

Posted by Robert Scott | Jun 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

I often ask workers who contact me whether there is a union at their workplace. If the answer is yes, my next question is are they a member? If the answer is no, I'll ask why? Most of the time, the answer is that the dues to join are too expensive. Sometimes the answer is that the worker just has...

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 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...

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