Workman’s Compensation In New Mexico
The best starting point if you have sustained an on the job injury is this workbook from the state. It is a complete guide that you can refer to with almost any question about worker’s comp. in New Mexico. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for there, it has lots of telephone numbers and contacts where you can go that should provide the answer.
The page for injured workers can be found here. That is where you will find links to forms and other information you will need to file a claim and get the process started. Remember, the sooner you let your supervisor know of your injury, the sooner you will be eligible for benefits.
Benefits You Can Get
A benefit rate table can be found here. You can also be compensated for travel expenses related to getting back and forth from the doctor or medical facility. Not much other information about benefits can be found on the New Mexico Workers Compensation website.
If Insurance Denies Your Claim
Workers compensation gets paid by an insurance company and NOT your employer. Unfortunately this means that not all claims are accepted because sometimes the insurance company believes there is something wrong with a claim. If your workman’s comp. claim is denied for any reason, you will have to contest it and in some cases even find a lawyer to help. Information about this is lacking on the website so you should call the state workers compensation office that is closest to you for help.