Work Injury Lawyers in Hobbs, NM

Careless and reckless conduct on the job can lead all manner of devastating accidents and serious injuries in New Mexico.

The workers in the Hobbs and Lovington area of New Mexico are among the most hard-working people in the county. In the last few years, the job market has exploded, due in large part to the oil and gas industry. But with such rapid growth, comes danger. The region is also considered one of the most dangerous places to work, as hundreds of employees in the Hobbs Lovington area are injured on the job every year. And every year workers tragically die while simply trying to provide for their family.

If you were hurt on the job, it is important you learn more about the law and your rights by talking with a personal injury lawyer who has experience with workplace accidents. At the Kemmy Law Firm, we have decades of combined experience representing injured employees in all kinds of cases. We can advise you of your rights under workers’ compensation insurance, and we can analyze your right to sue those responsible for the harm done to you.

Schedule a free consultation to discuss your work accident.

We understand how disruptive, challenging, and frustrating getting hurt at work can be. Your best hope is to fully recover and get back to work. But if you suffered a severe injury, this can be easier said than done. Considering the significant and long-term consequences of work-related injuries, it is critical to talk with a workplace accident lawyer.

The party at fault for your injuries could deny liability or push back against a fair settlement. Partnering with a law firm that combines five decades of experience and millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts can help you hold them responsible. After a workplace accident, call Kemmy Law Firm at (575) 222–8549. We offer free consultations and don’t charge fees up-front. You owe nothing unless we win for you.

Do You Need a New Mexico Work Injury Lawyer?

After getting hurt at work, you may be entitled to compensation through workers’ compensation insurance or a third-party liability claim.

By talking with an experienced lawyer after the accident, you can gain candid advice regarding whether you have a valid workers’ comp and third-party liability claim. This is something you should find out as soon as possible. Workers’ comp insurance is helpful, but it will likely not cover all of your expenses and losses. If you have a third-party liability claim, this can help you secure additional compensation.

No matter your situation, it is wise to consult an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

You can be sure that as soon as an injury is reported to your employer, they will immediately begin their own investigation to try and protect themselves. You should be protecting your own interests by getting practical legal advice about how to go through this process.

Our Third-Party Lawyers

Our team at Kemmy Law Firm has handled a wide range of third-party claims in work injury cases. We understand the importance of immediately beginning an in-depth investigation into the accident and identifying who’s to blame. We will take steps to gather and preserve evidence. We also will contact any necessary experts to help build your claim for compensation.

In addition to investigating and building you a strong case, we strive to take work off your plate. You should focus on healing and spending time with your family. To help you do that, we handle the insurance claim and litigation processes for you. We talk with your employer, the third-party, and witnesses, and the insurers involved.

We’ll ensure you get the medical care you need, will handle settlement negotiations, or fight for compensation in court if necessary.

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Why Choose Kemmy Law Firm?

Our team at Kemmy Law Firm has seen and handled it all. Between us, we have over 50 years of experience litigating workplace accident claims, which we can put to use for you. Our level of skill and experience gives us more than knowledge of the law and unique insight into workplace accident cases. We have also developed close relationships with experts, medical facilities, and other resources across New Mexico. We have the connections you need to face off against big companies and insurers with teams of lawyers.

We know the stakes are high in most workplace injury claims. Obtaining all the benefits and compensation you and your family are entitled to is essential. Being out of work for weeks or months might place your family in dire financial straits. We refuse to leave you there.

Another reason to give us a call is the amount of time we will put into your case. As a family of trial lawyers, we prioritize quality over quantity and intentionally limit our caseload. We want you to feel like you are our only client and part of the family.

The Work Accidents in Hobbs-Lovington We Handle

We are here to help you pursue compensation after sustaining injuries in a work-related:

  • Truck accident or other vehicle accidents
  • Forklift accident
  • Crane accident
  • Slip and fall
  • Fall from a height
  • Struck by object accident
  • Pinned by/between object accident
  • Dangerous job site accident
  • Ladder or scaffold collapse
  • Confined space collapse
  • Dangerous machinery and equipment accident
  • Entanglement incident
  • Crush injury accident
  • Chemical or Toxic exposure
  • Fire or explosion
  • Electric shock and electrocution
  • Violence by people or animals

It is important you talk with a work-related injury lawyer. If you retain a personal injury lawyer with little-to-no experience in workplace accidents, your lawyer may not understand the nuances of these circumstances and legal claims.

At Kemmy Law Firm, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to conduct in-depth investigations into work-related accidents. We have handled all types of accidents within a wide range of industries and sectors, including in the oil and natural gas, construction, transportation, manufacturing, health care, and utility industries.

We likely have experience handling claims involving a similar accident and injuries to your own. Give us a call to discuss how we have addressed similar claims and the potential outcome of your case.

Evaluate Your On the Job Injuries

When you are involved in a workplace accident, you may be diagnosed with one or more moderate, serious, or catastrophic injuries.

Our work injury lawyers are here to help after you sustain:

  • Bone fractures
  • Joint dislocations
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Crushed digits or limbs
  • Amputation
  • Nerve damage
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Hypoxic or anoxic brain injury
  • Respiratory injuries
  • Vision loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Internal organ damage

Your priority should be receiving the best medical care possible. Do not hesitate to go to the emergency room. You may hesitate to go to the doctor for a minor or moderate injury, but we encourage you to do so.

Medical care is essential for you to heal to the greatest extent possible. Going to a doctor also starts a paper trail for your work-related injuries, which can help you during a workers’ comp claim or third-party liability lawsuit.

Medical records also are critical to determining the true value of your claim. Documenting the type and severity of the injury is relevant to the values of your economic and non-economic damages.

The more severe your injuries and the more long-term consequences you have to deal with, the more your claim might be worth.

Fatal Work Injuries

If your loved one suffered fatal injuries in a workplace accident, it is even more important for you to talk with an experienced workplace accident attorney. Depending on the circumstances, your family may be entitled to death, funeral, and income benefits through workers’ compensation and through wrongful death compensation under New Mexico law.

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Our Lawyers Will Identify Who’s Responsible

One of the most important reasons to call a work injury lawyer is to have an experienced investigator analyze the evidence and determine who is responsible. You may have a good idea of what happened, but the accident may have come out of nowhere.

Whatever your experience, we will vigorously investigate, gather all of the evidence available, and analyze fault and liability.

While workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance policy, identifying the liable party is an important step in determining whether you have a valid third-party liability claim. To determine who was at fault for your workplace accident, we will take steps to collect all of the evidence, including any accident and police reports, photos, videos, and eyewitness accounts.

We will investigate your employer’s history of accidents and health and safety violations and the background of any third party involved. We also will recommend filing a lawsuit. Through the discovery phase of litigation, we can gather additional evidence that may support your case.

Work Injury Compensation

When the law entitles you to file a third-party liability lawsuit, our workplace injury attorneys are here to help you obtain the maximum compensation possible.

Through a personal injury lawsuit, you can demand compensation for your past and future:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress
  • Scarring and Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Reduced Earning Capacity
  • Lower Quality of Life

You are not automatically entitled to compensation for each of these damages. You must prove the damages and establish their value. Doing so requires evidence regarding the type and severity of your injuries and their long-term repercussions.

To establish your economic injuries, we will use your bills, receipts, pay stubs, tax returns, and other documentation of your expenses and losses. We also may hire one or more experts to establish your future medical expenses and reduced earning capacity.

However, we realize that economic damages are not the only kinds of losses that injury victims experience. Accident victims suffer non-economic damages as well, like pain and suffering. However, unlike economic losses, non-economic damages do not show up on receipts or bills, and so they can be more challenging to establish.

Proving your non-economic damages can be more complicated. We may ask you to take pictures of your visible injuries each day while you recover and to keep a daily journal regarding your pain and discomfort levels and the other consequences of your work-related injury.

If we take your case to trial, we want to be able to show the jury how all of this impacted you and your family’s daily lives- now and in the future.

New Mexico Work Accidents

In 2017, New Mexico’s fatal work incident rate was 4.7 out of 100 full-time workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In 2018, there were 3.1 recordable non-fatal work injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time equivalent workers. In private industries alone, there were 2.8 recordable cases for every 100 full-time equivalent workers.

Rates among various sectors vary widely. For example, transit and grand passenger transportation has a rate of 11.9; Whereas, many professional and business sectors have incident rates below 3.0 out of every 100 full-time equivalent workers.

Certain industries are well-known for being riskier than others. Transportation, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, mineral mining, and other industries that require physical labor contain numerous hazards to workers’ health and safety.

Testimonials

When you put clients first, they notice.

They fought for us as if they were fighting for their own family.

 

If you’re looking for a law firm, where you’re not just another client. I can say from personal experience, you have found the right place at The Kemmy Law Firm. Everyone there always treated us amazingly. Not at any time were we in the dark, not knowing what was going on. Either Tom, Nick or Melissa would give us updates often on the case and explain to us the next steps. Which this made us feel like we were the only case they had. They fought for us as if they were fighting for their own family. They were compassionate about making sure we were going to be all right during the case as well as the years after the case. We are so thankful we found the Kemmy Law Firm and you will be too. Thank you Tom, Nick, and Melissa and everyone at The Kemmy Law Firm.

  Stacey Mitchell   |   07.19.2019

I would not hesitate to go to them

 

The Kemmy’s are good people that I 100% trust to always keep my best interest in mind. I would not hesitate to go to them whenever I need legal advice!

  Bianca Mero   |   07.19.2019

It felt like they truly cared about my family

 

My wife and I had a very good experience with Tom Kemmy and his law firm. I live in Iowa and as you know Tom lives in Texas. With that said, Tom and his wife were traveling and made a point to stop at my home on a Saturday just to say hi and visit. The bottom line is that my settlement was excellent and I am not sure anyone else would have been able to do what Tom and his team did.

  Kevin Johnson   |   11.26.2019

New Mexico Work Accident Claims

Negligence in a work accident is the breach of a duty of care that causes another person harm. Workers and other individuals are required to act like reasonably prudent people would under the same or similar circumstances.

Failing to act like a reasonably prudent person—in other words, failing to act carefully—is considered negligence. The negligent party in your situation may be a coworker, someone from another business working on the same site, a private individual, or a product manufacturer.

Whoever is at fault for your injuries, you need to work with a work injury lawyer to recover compensation.

If you are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, you need to notify your employer of the injury or diagnosis within 15 days of the incident. Your employer should provide you with a signed and dated copy of your Notice of Accident form and then notify the workers’ compensation insurance provider within 72 hours of receiving notice.

A claims adjuster then verifies your workers’ comp claim, reviews and pays your medical bills, and determines the benefits you are entitled to. A claims administrator should connect with you within 10 days.

Overall, a work-related injury attorney from Kemmy Law Firm will guide you through the entire work accident claim process, including:

  • Investigating the accident;
  • Analyzing fault and liability;
  • Referring you to a workers’ compensation lawyer, if applicable;
  • Filing a third-party liability lawsuit, if applicable;
  • Helping you obtain all necessary medical care;
  • Calculating the value of your damages;
  • Hiring any necessary expert witnesses;
  • Communicating with the insurer(s);
  • Aggressively negotiating a full and fair settlement for your injuries, including a workers’ comp settlement and third-party liability settlement; and
  • Resolving your claim or taking the liable party to trial.

Following an accident at work, you may run into more issues that you would expect when seeking workers’ comp benefits or personal injury compensation. When big companies are to blame and are represented by large insurance companies, you might have to fight hard for your compensation.

We are here to fight on your behalf while you focus on your recovery. Our goal may be to negotiate a fair settlement, but if the liable party does not cooperate, we are not afraid to take them to trial.

Third-Party Work Injury Claims

When you have a third-party liability claim following a work accident, you need an experienced attorney to help you through this litigation and insurance claim process. Before you can file a lawsuit, you need evidence that this private individual or other business was negligent and caused your injuries.

You must be able to establish that third party’s negligence in court or during an insurance claim. This can be tough, and we recommend you retain an experienced workplace accident lawyer to do this on your behalf.

At Kemmy Law Firm, we know that a majority of personal injury cases settle. But that does not mean you can ignore litigation. Being prepared to negotiate a fair settlement aggressively requires a great deal of research and preparation, including filing a lawsuit and going through the discovery process.

Without utilizing discovery and pre-trial motions, you may not have all of the information and leverage you need to negotiate the maximum settlement possible. When you do not file a lawsuit, you are showing the insurance company that you are not taking your claim seriously, and you are not willing to fight hard for your settlement. You give the insurer an advantage by refusing to file.

Our Verdicts and Settlements
Speak for Themselves

Permanent Brain Injury

The Kemmy Firm secured an $8.6 million settlement on behalf of a woman who suffered a permanent brain injury after three years of hard-fought litigation.

Permanent Spinal Cord Injury

The Kemmy Law Firm, P.C. obtained the second largest medical negligence verdict in Texas for 2017 ($13.5 million).

Total Destruction of West Texas Business

The Kemmy team secured a confidential settlement for a group of Well Owners who were forced to shut down their oil related business with a $20 Million market value.

Permanent Spine Injury for Iowa Insurance Agent

We recovered $3 Million for a family whose breadwinner and patriarch suffered a severe spinal cord injury.

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We Take Work Injury Cases to Trial and Win

Our work injury attorneys encourage our clients to pursue litigation even when we expect to settle. Trial preparations are vital in settlement negotiations.

By filing a lawsuit, you give yourself and your family another avenue to pursue if a settlement is unavailable or the insurer refuses to negotiate in good faith. It also shows you are serious about your claim, and by working with Kemmy Law Firm, it shows they you are ready to fight back.

Litigation is intimidating, and it can be challenging, but you can rest assured that we are highly experienced and successful litigators. We are not afraid to go up against big businesses and insurers in court. We often do, and we often win.

We are proud to have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts, and in most of our cases, we succeed in getting what our client’s need.

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1601 North Turner Street Suite 417, Hobbs

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  • Avatar R N ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Nick was very easy to deal with. Very professional and understood the case very well. I hope to not have to work with him again (because not wanting another injury), but, if I do, I will work with again. Thanks for everything!
  • Avatar Manuel Arteaga ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    We were looking for someone to takeour case and We were unresponsive from some layers, either from well recogniced firms and I'm so grateful for that because since the first day that we spoke with Nick we knew that we will be well … More represented. He was very honest, clear, diligent and communicative thru the process. His work ethics are first class. I put him as a role model for my kids to know How a Profesional Person should be. Words are less of how greatfull we are to count with Him to represent us. Thank you Nick and your Team. Many Blessings!
  • Avatar Cynthia Garza ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    This law firm is professional , diligent and cares about their client. They were
    able to settle our suit at the first round of mediation. We were well informed about the process and knew what to expect.. The staff kept us informed and responded
    … More in a timely fashion to all correspondence .
  • Avatar Stuart Kunkel ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    I should have called Kemmy Law Firm, P.C. first
    For six months I have been dealing with an insurance company that would not reimburse me for a rental car I paid for out of pocket.
    I spoke to 10 different attorneys and nobody could help
    … More me.
    Then I called the Kemmy Law Firm, P.C. during a 15 minute phone call I got a Professional, Direct, Legal consultation that set me on the right course to handle my situation.
    The Kemmy Law Firm, P.C. is Polite, Respectful, and Sincerely Care about You enough to explain the legality of the Law with patience.
    Stuart
  • Avatar Jerry Guillen ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Tom Kemmy helped me with a case about 20 years ago involving an insurance claim I had issues with and we were able to get the insurance to pay their part. I was very satisfied with Tom’s service. Also throughout the years since Tom has … More referred me and guided me in the right direction for legal questions. He is certainly a great person also because I personally know of him helping a grieving family that suffered the loss of 2 family members and he helped them gracefully. Thanks Tom for all you do.

Contact Kemmy Law Firm Today

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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.