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Construction Accident Lawyers in Hobbs, NM

Were you hurt in a construction accident? When you get hurt at work, the best thing you can do for yourself and your family is to work with an experienced construction accident lawyer. You need to know your options. And most of all, you need someone to fight for you to receive all the compensation you deserve.

At Kemmy Law Firm, we are driven and compassionate Hobbs, NM construction accident lawyers, who know how important it is to pay your bills and put food on the table. A serious work injury can put everything at risk. With over 50 years of experience and millions recovered, we are here to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future expenses.

Let us thoroughly investigate what happened, why it happened, and who was at fault. Once we know the facts, we can recommend your next steps. Call (575) 222-8549 or use our online form for a free, no-risk consultation. We don’t charge any upfront or hourly fees and only get paid when you recover compensation.

Should You Hire a Lawyer After a Construction Accident?

Most Hobbs, NM, workers know to pursue a workers’ compensation claim after an accident. But do you know your other options? Do you know what to do if your employer doesn’t provide workers’ comp insurance? Give Kemmy Law Firm a call for guidance. We are here to fight for the best possible outcome.

We’ll Explain Your Options

You might have the right to file a lawsuit against a person or business other than your employer. This third-party claim can be essential in recovering more compensation. Also, if you learn your employer doesn’t carry workers’ compensation, or you are not covered, you might be entitled to sue your employer. We will review your situation and explain all your options.

We Investigate the Cause of the Workplace Accident

Another advantage of hiring a lawyer is learning the facts through an independent investigation. To determine whether you can file a third-party liability claim, you need to know who caused the accident. You need evidence showing the other party acted carelessly, recklessly, or maliciously in causing your injuries. Kemmy Law Firm gets to the bottom of construction accidents.

We Evaluate OSHA Violations

Construction businesses are required to adhere to state and federal safety and health regulations. Evidence of a violation of OSHA regulations could be evidence of negligence. Regulatory violations are something that should be reported whether or not they impact your claim.

We Strive to Maximize Your Compensation

All of the work we do on your behalf is to improve the outcome of your case. While no one wants to go to court, as a family of experienced trial lawyers, we will prepare for everything and our only goal is to win you the maximum compensation possible.

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Common Hobbs, NM, Construction Site Accidents

With over five decades of experience and millions recovers, we take on a wide range of construction accident cases in the area.

Some of the most common construction incidents we deal with include:

  • Slip and falls
  • Falls from heights
  • Ladder or scaffold collapses
  • Building collapses
  • Falling objects
  • Pinned by/between objects
  • Fires and explosions
  • Exposure to hazardous materials
  • Electric shock and electrocutions
  • Entanglements
  • Construction equipment accidents
  • Vehicle collisions
  • Construction forklift accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Other transportation accidents
  • Nail gun accidents

The Hobbs, NM Construction Industry

The construction industry is growing in New Mexico. According to the Associated General Contractors of America, New Mexico ranked second in the nation for construction job growth. Since November 2018, the state added 5,300 construction jobs, most of which are in Eddy and Lea counties where the oil and gas industry is also booming in the Permian Basin. A large part of the construction growth is infrastructure and drilling pads for the oil industry.

There are economic benefits from growing oil and gas and construction industries. But there are disadvantages too. These industries are well-known for their hazards. Workers face risks every day. More work means there’s a greater risk of workplace accidents and injuries. Kemmy Law Firm is here to represent workers when they’re injured on a construction site or oil and gas operation.

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Common Hobbs Construction Site Injuries

Construction accidents cause a wide range of work injuries. At Kemmy Law Firm, we have seen it all, from chronic back pain to paralysis.

Whatever the extent of your injury or disability, we are here to help you receive fair compensation. We want to help you move forward in life, whether that means returning to construction work or seeking out a new industry.

Common injuries in construction accident cases include:


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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   |   See All Reviews

Third-Party Liability Claims in Hobbs

One of the most important steps to take after suffering a construction injury is to determine who is liable. A construction accident lawyer will investigate, thoroughly review the evidence, and advise you on whether there are one or more liable parties. If the party legally responsible for your injuries is not your employer, then the law entitles you to file a third-party liability claim.

Third parties can be a range of people or businesses. If you were injured because of a defect on the property, then you might be able to file a premises liability claim against the property owner. If a defective piece of equipment caused you harm, then you might have the right to file a claim against a manufacturer or retailer. In many construction accident cases, a worker from another business causes the incident. You might have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against their employer.

Compensation in Third-Party Liability Claims

When another person or business negligently caused your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Reduced quality of life

Workers Compensation in Hobbs

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance policy that employers provide to their employees. In New Mexico, any employer with three or more employees must provide workers’ comp.

If you are covered, then you don’t have to establish who caused your injuries. You are entitled to have your medical treatment paid for and receive a portion of lost wages.

Can You Sue Your Employer?

If you have workers’ compensation coverage, then you typically cannot sue your employer. Your employer insures you and then is protected from liability if one of your coworkers was careless or reckless on the job. But if your employer in Hobbs, NM, doesn’t provide workers’ comp when it should, talk with us about filing a lawsuit.

Our Verdicts and Settlements
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New Mexico Oil Field Worker Suffers Back Injury

We obtained a $2 Million settlement for a New Mexico Oil Field worker.

18-Wheeler Parks on Side of Road and Causes Catastrophic Injury

We recovered a confidential 7 figure settlement (in the millions) for a West Texas family man.

Child Suffers Closed Head Injury at Amusement Park

The Kemmy lawyers secured a $2.3 Million settlement.

Permanent Brain Injury

The Kemmy firm secured an $8 Million settlement on behalf of a client who suffered a brain injury when basic safety rules were violated.


Why Kemmy Law Firm Is Right for You

Finding the right construction accident lawyer can be challenging. It can be hard to sort through all the firms advertising online. But at Kemmy Law Firm, there are a few things that make us stand out.

We are a family, and we extend the compassion we have for each other to each of our clients. Everyone who walks through our doors is treated with respect and never made to feel like just another case file.

We are also highly experienced dedicated litigators. A majority of injury cases don’t go to trial, but that is not a reason to work with someone who isn’t ready to go to court. We prepare each case as if we may need to fight for compensation a trial. This level of preparation and devotion helps us reach significant settlement agreements in many cases. For instance, we have won over $50 million in settlements and verdicts in the past two years.

Call a Hobbs Construction Accident Lawyer Today

We recommend you schedule a free, confidential consultation with us as soon as possible after a construction accident. Our family-run firm has more than 50 years of combined experience and we’re proud to assist accident victims in Hobbs, NM, and throughout Lea County. Let us find out more about your case and advise you on how to move forward. You can reach us online or call (575) 222-8549.

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1601 North Turner Street Suite 417, Hobbs

5.0 12 reviews

  • 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.
  • 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.