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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...

Return to work and COVID-19 part 2

Posted by Robert Scott | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

To follow up on my last post here's a list of things you should do if you are returning to work or think you may be returning to work: If you think returning to work puts you at a specific risk, see your doctor ASAP and document it in writing. If the doctor thinks you should not return he or s...

COVID-19 and return to work

Posted by Robert Scott | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Businesses are starting to reopen in New Mexico. If you've been off work because your employer shut down because of COVID-19, you may be called back to work soon. If you're receiving unemployment and are called back, you probably have to return to work even if your unemployment is more than your ...

The New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration

Posted by Robert Scott | Apr 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many injured workers I meet do not know that there is a New Mexico State agency that administers the workers' compensation system in New Mexico. It is called the New Mexico Workers' Administration. The Administration's website is .  Sometimes the injured workers...

Returning to work after a work injury

Posted by Robert Scott | Mar 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the policy goals of the New Mexico Workers' Compensation system is to try to return as many injured workers as possible back to gainful employment. Section 52-1-50.1 of the Act is one way for an injured worker to return to work after a work injury. You can read Section 52-1-50.1 by going t...

Do this if you are hurt at work!

Posted by Robert Scott | Mar 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

It's a new year. So, I thought I'd list, again, what you need to do right away if you hurt yourself at work. Get emergency care IMMEDIATELY if you need it. As soon as you can, tell your supervisor you hurt yourself at work and want to file a workers' compensation claim. If your work injuri...

I just got hurt at work. How do I get medical treatment?

Posted by Robert Scott | May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

It's bad enough getting hurt at work. Any confusion or delay in seeing a doctor for medical treatment just adds to the misery. Getting medical care after a work injury is supposed to be easy. Unfortunately, for various reasons, it can be a challenge. In the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Act, S...

The New Mexico Legislature is in session

Posted by Robert Scott | Feb 07, 2015 | 0 Comments

In case you haven't caught it on the news, the New Mexico Legislature is back in session for 60 days. There are lots of proposed pieces of legislation that affect injured workers and employees in general. Many are not friendly to our cause. I encourage you to get involved to help protect your rig...

Fall in New Mexico. A good time to settle your case?

Posted by Robert Scott | Sep 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fall has finally arrived in New Mexico! For me this is the best time of year, not too hot, not too cold, great cycling weather. I rode my bike to work today, so the day started out well. I'm looking forward to more biking days in the near future. Fall is often the time when workers' compensation ...

Workers compensation & undocumented workers

Posted by Robert Scott | Jul 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Mexico Workers Compensation Act and undocumented workers. The New Mexico Supreme Court recently clarified when an undocumented injured worker is entitled to full workers compensation benefits in  Gonzalez v. Performance Painting, Inc., 2013 NMSC 021. A copy of the case can be located at http:...

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