I was in an accident in 2014. I truly was going through a lot doing the time I went to the office of Flores Tawney and Acosta. It was a very sad stage in my life. I never thought I would have been in an accident. I never thought I would have to suffer the way I did. However, I was blessed with one of the best lawyers in El Paso, Daisy Chaparro. She will truly work for you well. She makes you feel reassured that she will fight for you. I never had any doubt about her. I always felt confident in her. She was a warrior I was so blessed to have her. If you are looking for a lawyer stop don’t look any further, Daisy is the BEST. Thank you all.
— Anonymous, 3/6/2018
Every American worker deserves safe working conditions.
Yet, far too often, employers fail to live up to their duties to provide these conditions, committing serious workplace safety violations.
Work injuries remain a major problem throughout our country, including in New Mexico.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2.9 million people faced work injuries in the year 2015 alone.
Our personal injury attorneys handle all types of workplace injury claims in New Mexico and Texas. No matter the facts of your case, if you were seriously hurt on the job, please do not delay in contacting our team to set up a free review of your claim. We will explain your legal rights and help you explore your legal options.
Anyone Can Face a Work Injury
While not all jobs are equally dangerous, workplace injuries can (and do) happen in every field. You certainly do not need a ‘high risk’ position to become a victim of an on-the-job injury. Our team has experience handling work injury cases arising from many different professions, including:
- Construction workers
- Oilfield workers
- Other industrial or manufacturing employees
- Maintenance workers, including janitors
- Public transportation employees and private drivers
- Office workers
- State and local government employees
How Workplace Accidents Happen
Workplace accidents can happen in several different ways. Our experienced New Mexico workplace accident attorneys will be able to examine your specific situation. Your workplace injury lawyer will then decide how to build the best legal case based on what happened.
Workplace accidents can happen because of:
- Generally unsafe working conditions
- On-the-job training which was insufficient or inadequate to protect against injuries
- Inadequate safety training, or none at all
- Improperly maintained equipment
- The negligent action or inaction of a manager or co-worker
Unfortunately, no matter how they happen, workplace accidents are widespread. Hiring the right New Mexico workplace accident attorney will ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Our experienced work-related injury lawyers know exactly how to investigate your case to uncover all of the relevant facts. It’s essential to investigate each case thoroughly to maximize potential recovery.
If OSHA is necessary, we make sure that your employer contacts them right away. Then, OSHA can complete a detailed investigation to uncover what happened to cause the work-related injury.
In many cases, we can interview managers on the job to figure out whether they took adequate safety measures. Often, improperly trained managers fail to notice unsafe working conditions, resulting in injury.
We will then gather all the available evidence. Such evidence may include photos, videos, additional interviews, workplace logs, and more, depending on the circumstances of the case.
As experienced New Mexico work-related injury lawyers, Flores, Tawney & Acosta P.C. is on your side every step of the way. We know exactly how to investigate your claim to discover all of the relevant facts.
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Injured At Work?
If you’ve been injured at work, the best course of action to take is to contact a New Mexico workplace accident attorney as soon as possible. Although you may try and handle your claim yourself, getting a free consultation with a New Mexico workplace injury lawyer will help you understand your options.
If your employer has worker’s compensation insurance, you may have been told that you are not eligible to litigate your case. This may be true, but an experienced workplace accident attorney can examine your case to help you figure out the best way to proceed. In New Mexico, traditionally workers that are injured on the job have had to go through their employers’ workers’ compensation plan, except in certain situations. However, the New Mexico Supreme Court recently expanded the ability of employees to litigate claims outside of their employers’ workers’ compensation plans. The best way to understand your specific case is to contact an experienced New Mexico workplace accident attorney.
Even if it turns out that going through your employer’s workers’ compensation plan is your best option, you may wish to talk through your case with an attorney who understands the New Mexico workers’ compensation system.
At Flores, Tawney & Acosta P.C., our team of work-related injury lawyers has handled several work injury claims throughout New Mexico and Texas. We’d be happy to help during this difficult time.
Types of Work Injury Cases We Handle
Work injury cases are among the most complex types of personal injury claims. One of the main reasons for this is that the specific facts and circumstances of your claim will have a considerable impact on your legal rights, and on how your case will need to proceed. Indeed, many state and federal regulations could potentially impact your case and your legal rights.
For example, as noted above, if a state workers’ compensation insurance program covers your injury, you will need to exercise your rights under that law instead of filing a lawsuit. Alternatively, if you are not eligible for workers’ compensation, we can help you explore how to bring your case. Our attorneys have experience handling all types of work injury cases that arise in New Mexico and Texas, including:
- New Mexico workers’ compensation claims
- Texas workers’ compensation claims
- Texas ‘non-subscriber’ work injury claims
- Work-related gross negligence/wrongful death lawsuits
- Third-party work injury claims
Ultimately, regardless of the specific facts of your case, our firm commits to helping you maximize your financial recovery. We will carefully review all of your available legal options in order to determine the best way to proceed.
Were You Injured on the Job?
At Flores, Tawney & Acosta P.C., our team of work-related injury lawyers handles work injury claims in Las Cruces and throughout the state of Texas and New Mexico. If you were hurt on the job, we investigate your claim, explain your legal rights, and help you explore your recovery options. To schedule your free work injury consultation with a workplace injury lawyer at our firm, please call us today at 855-943-0230 in Las Cruces.
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