Injured workers need help. That fact is indisputable. The workers' compensation program was set up to help these workers to get the medical care they need to live, as well as to help them with expenses while they are off of work.
April 2017 Archives
Driving in New Mexico nowadays is obviously quite different from how it was several decades ago. When you're behind the wheel, you face many increased risks that drivers long ago rarely experienced. Reasons for this vary, including higher posted speed limits, far more traffic, the almost continual presence of tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles on the road, and last but not least: more drunk drivers.
Workers' compensation is supposed to help injured employees fill in the financial gaps while they can't work. This can include helping to pay medical bills and cover the impact of lost wages. The system isn't perfect, though, and one issue some people run into is dealing with the time it can take to receive workers' compensation payments.
When you think of premises liability, it's probably the one thing that every property owner must uphold whenever guests visit their premises. Whether it's a grocery store or office building, each property owner is obligated by law to protect visitors and employees from various forms of hazards that can lead to slip-and-fall accidents. When you walk into a retail store, it's a general opinion that every precaution has been taken to protect you from danger. This translates that such proprietors have gone above and beyond to warn guests of potential hazards, or better yet provide them with protective equipment.
A 24-year-old man from Santa Fe, which is a little over an hour from Los Lunas, has been charged with two counts of great bodily harm by vehicle and vehicular homicide. The man was allegedly driving while intoxicated when he turned in front of another vehicle.
Workers' compensation coverage provides a very valuable protection for workers. It gives them somewhere to run for benefits if they are hurt at work and need medical care. Protections are also available for them if they can't work. It is important for anyone who thinks they might have a claim under workers' compensation to understand exactly what a compensable injury is so that they have a good idea of what they need to do.
When New Mexico families make the decision to place their loved one in a nursing home or other type of residential health care facility, it is with the expectation that the individual will receive adequate care and attention. Sadly, that is not always the case, and loved ones may suffer various types of abuse or neglect.