Posted by: Kemmy Law Firm
A serious injury can make for a very stressful situation for you and your family. Things get even harder if you are away from home.
It’s difficult for anyone to know what to do following a bad car accident or work injury – especially if you are alone. You have to seek medical attention and deal with getting compensation from the party responsible. Do not delay in contacting a local attorney if you are injured while away from home. A lawyer practicing in the community where you were hurt can help protect your rights and recover all the financial damages that you need.
With offices in San Antonio, Odessa, TX, and Hobbs, NM, the Kemmy Law Firm represents many clients who travel through or temporarily work in the Permian basin region. We know the unique challenges of dealing with injuries away from home and have the resources to help
To speak with one of our attorneys, call us today at (210) 750-1019. We offer free, initial consults, don’t charge up-front fees, and only get paid when we win compensation.
Many workers will spend weeks or months in our area before returning home. These people are often employed in the oil and gas or transportation industries, and their jobs can often be dangerous by nature. It’s important to take any injury seriously, especially head and brain injuries, or injuries that occur when you are far from home and hurt at work.
Do not delay in seeking medical attention. After getting to safety and getting emergency medical help, be sure to do the following:
People often fail to take workplace injuries seriously. This is understandable since many workers are afraid of reduced income due to lost work, or even losing their job. However, failing to take appropriate steps can only make things worse. Some injuries result in debilitating harm. You may have chronic pain that only gets worse over months or years. By working closely with your lawyer and doctors, you can greatly improve your recovery by:
Many people fail to act quickly after being hurt. Sometimes they hope that their injuries go away. Other times they hope that the careless party owns up to the harm they inflicted and finds a way to make things better. Unfortunately this is rarely the case, and state law requires you to act quickly.
State statute of limitations law will allow for your claim for damages to be dismissed if you wait past a certain date. In New Mexico you have three years after an injury to file a claim, but in Texas the state only allows two years.
The need to act quickly only gets more pressing if your injury happened while you were on the job. State workers’ compensation systems are complex, and they include many requirements for injured workers and their lawyers. Failing to file a claim in a timely manner can make your claim for damages much more difficult. For this reason it’s strongly suggested you speak with an injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Being injured while far from home can be a difficult and stressful situation. You may not know many people, and you may be uncertain about what to do. It’s important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Your legal counsel can work with you and your doctors through every part of the recovery process. You have the right to recover compensation for your damages including medical bills and lost wages. But you have to take the first step and reach out to the Kemmy Law Firm.
Get a free consultation. We do not charge up-front fees, and you owe nothing unless you recover compensation.
When you work with us at Kemmy Law Firm, you are working with a family run firm with more than 50 years of combined experience. We are dedicated and successful trial attorneys practicing in West TX, Hobbs, NM, Midland-Odessa, and across the Permian Basin. Our team handles everything from catastrophic injury claims to complex business matters. We are here to fight for you. We dedicate our time and attention to your case and use every resource available to maximize your claim and obtain the best possible outcome.