Work Related Injuries

El Personal médico en el NMCD Enfrenta Desafíos en Reclamos por Respuesta Fallida al COVID-19

Pregunta: ¿Los proveedores médicos que trabajan en las instalaciones correccionales del Departamento Correccional de Nuevo México (NMCD) tienen posibles reclamos legales por falta de preparación y respuesta al COVID-19? Respuesta: Es posible, pero serían muy difíciles con una serie de desafíos. Resumen: El personal médico, que generalmente trabaja bajo contrato con una empresa externa, se…

Immigrant Workers Have Same Rights as Others in Work Accidents

Immigrants suffer significantly higher rates of on the job injuries and death.  There are a number of reasons for this which will discussed below.  Unfortunately, many immigrants do not know their legal rights when a work injury or death occurs.  Immigrants Work in Dangerous Industries Immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, tend to gravitate toward dangerous jobs. …

Guards and Inmates Both Locked Away and Forgotten

Most of the discussion surrounding our broken prison system revolves around the abuse of the rights of inmates. Collins & Collins, P.C. has commented on these matters numerous times. More often than not, what is lost in the discussion is the systemic neglect, abuse and harm suffered by guards as a result of that same…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Correctional Officers

Multiple sources have reported that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among correctional officers is double the rate found among military veterans and police officers.  Chronic and severe understaffing causing excessive hours and greater risk of violence to both correctional officers and inmates is perhaps the greatest contributor to the stressors of correctional work.  However, the officers…

Duty to Provide Fall Protection in Work Areas

Failure to Provide Fall Protection is #1 Cited Osha Violation – Legal Outcome Depends on Existence of Employer/Employee Relationship The failure of an employer to provide fall protections is the number one OSHA violation.  There is no question regarding the duty of employers of all stripes to provide fall protection.  Likewise, OSHA standards on fall…

Work Injuries, Contractors and Personal Injury Lawsuits in New Mexico

Contractors are utilized in numerous industries and occupations.  In some situations, such as construction, the work site may be crawling with contractors and subcontractors.  When personal injuries occur with a contractor, there are many issues that will arise regarding liability. Contractor Employees Work Injury Claims Against Own Employer As with all work injuries, the employees…

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