Understanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Getting injured at work affects your entire life. If you have suffered injury, you understand the physical pain, the emotional stress and the financial worries that come with trying to recover while unable to work. No one has to explain this to you, but has anyone explained the full extent of your workers’ compensation rights?
At Garrett Law, we have seen time and again that many people either do not receive or are not receiving the full workers’ compensation benefits they are entitled to under the law. We are frustrated by this, and do everything that we can to help correct the problem.
Call us at 505-633-8837 to talk to ask our lawyer all of your questions in a free consultation.
The Insurance Company Won’t Tell You About Every Benefit
Insurance companies are in the business of making money. Adjusters are supposed to try to pay less, not more. They are not going to explain everything. They are not going to tell you about the additional benefits you are eligible to receive under workers’ compensation law in New Mexico. You need an attorney to do this for you.
Making a record of your injuries is the most important thing you can do to protect your claim for benefits. Notify your employer. See a doctor. Talk about all aspects of your pain.
We Make Sure You Are Getting Everything You Deserve
We help you understand your benefits based on your individual circumstances, which could include:
- Temporary total disability: These cover injuries that create a temporary disability or the period of time you need to recover. You are paid a portion of your wages, which can include overtime, cash tips and noncash benefits.
- Permanent partial disability: These cover “whole body” impairments that will stay with you and affect you the rest of your life. These are determined at the point in which your doctor has declared that you have reached full recovery or maximum medical improvement.
- Scheduled benefits: These cover injuries to your arms, legs, wrists, ankles, ears, eyes and fingers. These are not the same as TTD or PPD benefits.
Don’t Wait Another Day. Get The Benefits You Deserve.
Whether you were recently injured or are currently receiving benefits, or a doctor has declared maximum medical improvement, we encourage you to call our office in Albuquerque at 505-633-8837 for a free consultation. You can also complete an online form and send us your information.