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Thinking of working at an Indian casino in New Mexico? Be careful!

Posted by Robert Scott | Nov 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you're considering working at an Indian casino in New Mexico or already working in a casino, you should check to see if it is under the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Act. Pueblos and reservations are sovereign nations. Under the Gaming Compact, they can choose to waive their sovereignty and have their casino workers under the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Act or they can set up their own system for their casino workers that is supposed to provide the same benefits that the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Act provides to injured workers.

If the casino does not come under the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Act, the system provided by the casino may not provide the same benefits. Additionally, if the casino disputes your work injury or your claim for workers' compensation benefits, you will probably have to resolve the dispute in Tribal Court which often have no experience resolving workers' compensation claims.

Casino jobs can be good jobs. However, it is smart with any job to find out the benefits available to you in case you get hurt.

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Robert Scott

“One of the most experienced workers' compensation attorneys in New Mexico.” After graduating from high school in New York, I attended the College of William & Mary on an ROTC scholarship and earned a degree in Spanish. I served four years in the United States Army as an infantry lieutenant.


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