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Workers compensation

Skilled attorney protecting New Mexico workers
When you are injured or become ill at your workplace or a work-related activity, regardless of whether the injury or illness occurred in connection with your job, you may be eligible for workers compensation. You are entitled to workers compensation benefits even in the absence of your employer’s fault or negligence.

Attorney Lucia Misa-O’Connor in Albuquerque has helped workers get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace for more than 13 years. We help workers obtain coverage for their workers compensation claims, including:

  • Compensation for permanent disability
  • Dependents’ recovery for worker’s death
  • Lost wages or salary
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Retraining costs

Waiving workers compensation
Accepting workers compensation limits your rights to other remedies against a negligent employer. A personal injury claim can include compensation for general damages and pain and suffering, whereas a workers compensation claim cannot. We are skilled at analyzing whether you should waive your workers compensation claim and seek recovery for negligence in civil court, and if you should also pursue a negligent third party.

Appealing workers compensation decisions
If your workers compensation claim is denied, you have a limited time to appeal the decision. We can help you successfully maneuver through the complex bureaucratic process of appealing to the New Mexico workers compensation board.

Contact an experienced workers compensation attorney
We provide assistance to workers throughout New Mexico who are filing workers compensation claims or appealing workers compensation denials. To consult with attorney Lucia Misa-O’Connor, call us at 505-349-0638 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.