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What are some of the more common types of workplace injuries?

Although it sounds a bit cliche when you hear it, it truly does take a village to get certain things done in the world. That even applies to keeping workers safe on the job.

While there are a number of precautions a worker can take to avoid becoming injured on the job, that's only one-half of the story. It's still possible for them to suffer injuries because either a co-worker or their employer fails to do his or her part to also protect them from harm.

Construction site injuries and your rights as a hurt worker

Working in construction comes with various risks, no matter what type of job you may hold on a New Mexico construction site. Often, construction site accidents happen as the result of preventable hazards and safety issues. Additionally, due to the nature of this particular type of job, construction site accidents often result in serious and debilitating injuries.

If you were hurt while working on a construction site, you know that your full recovery is critical. Your ability to work depends on getting the right kind of medical care and rehabilitation needed to achieve a full and fair recovery. You could be entitled to benefits through your employer's workers' compensation insurance, but you would be wise to fully explore all sources of recompense available to you.

Who can I hold responsible for my slip and fall accident?

When slip and fall accidents occur on someone else's property, it's possible to hold the owner financially responsible for paying any medical bills for injuries that you may occur. Whether you're able to do so depends largely on the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Two common assessments that are made in situations like this. The first involves deciding whether the property owner took necessary precautions to address any potentially hazardous conditions. The second involves determining whether the person who fell was acting carelessly at the time of the fall.

A Valencia High School student is killed in a car crash

A standout junior varsity soccer player at Valencia High School lost her life in a head-on car crash the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 26.

The high school sophomore had been riding as passenger in a friend's truck as they proceeded southbound along Bonita Vista right before 3:30 p.m. that afternoon. Soon thereafter, her friend, who was behind the wheel at the time, attempted to navigate a curve, It's then that she entered the northbound lane, crashing head-on into an oncoming Ford truck.

A Valencia County man hits, seriously injures 2 motorcyclists

A Valencia County resident is alleged to have seriously injured two motorcyclists when he drove his vehicle in the wrong direction along the Interstate 25 North on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Witnesses to the daytime crash reportedly first noticed something was awry when they saw the older gentleman driving his vehicle close to the highway's 189th mile marker, just a little past Belen. Not too long after that, he first crashed into guardrail before striking two motorcyclists head-on.

Fight to recover your losses after losing a limb in an accident

Car accidents can cause a variety of injuries. Sometimes, New Mexico victims may only suffer minor injuries, but there are times in which a victim could suffer an injury that may change his or her life forever. This is true when an accident leads to a traumatic amputation, which is the loss of a limb or appendage.

Whether you lost your smallest toe or an entire limb, the loss will be painful, and the impact will be extensive. If you suffered this type of serious, life-altering injury, you do not have to suffer alone. If your accident was the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another person, you could have a rightful claim to financial compensation.

A Farmington couple sues a doctor for their child's birth injury

A Farmington, New Mexico, couple filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on July 20 in the district court in Albuquerque. They have accused both the medical center where their daughter was born and the physician who delivered her of having caused her brain to hemorrhage, resulting in permanent injuries.

The girl's parents allege that the obstetrician delivering their child on May 20, 2012 caused their daughter's brain to hemorrhage when he decided to utilize a vacuum-type device to extract her from the womb. As a result, she has endured both lengthy and debilitating seizures, some of which started within 30 hours of her birth. She's been diagnosed as having epilepsy and cerebral palsy as well.

An alleged drunk driver kills a motorcyclist in Santa Fe

A 63-year-old Santa Fe woman, suspected of having struck a motorcyclist with her SUV, has been arrested on suspicion of hit and run, aggravated driving while intoxicated (DWI) and other charges.

She reportedly was driving her Toyota RAV4 SUV along St. Michael's Drive in Santa Fe a little before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. The 51-year-old motorcyclists was seen driving eastbound along that same roadway when the SUV collided with him head-on.

A teen shoots and kills 2 employees, injures 4 at Clovis library

A 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged with shooting two and seriously injuring at least four others on Monday, August 28, at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Among those killed were two library employees, a 48-year-old children's librarian and a 61-year-old circulation assistant. Those injured include a 10-year-old boy and his sister, 20; a 53-year-old man and another library employee, 30.

The defendant's father returned home that Monday afternoon and found two guns missing from his safe. He also discovered that his son, who had just been placed on a two-day suspension from school, was not home. Fearing the worst, the man called police to report these events. But his discovery happened too late to avert the tragedy.

A Santa Fe woman sues the Isotopes for a baseball strike injury

A Santa Fe woman has filed an injury claim against the Albuquerque Isotopes baseball organization. In the woman's lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday, Aug 16, she alleges that the club failed to take necessary precautions to protect her safety while attending a baseball games at their facility. The woman was struck by a foul ball while watching a game in 2014.

In the woman's lawsuit, she argues that the club should have installed proper safety equipment to ensure that such an incident would not occur. She noted that, when she was struck, the team had yet to install a protective net that similar types of facilities have in place. She argues that had they installed it, it would've potentially protected her from being struck.

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