New Mexico Workers Compensation Law

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New Mexico Workers Comp Quick Facts

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes

Are Waivers Permitted? Yes

Numerical Exceptions: 3; All employers required to license in construction industries are covered, regardless of number of employees.

Choice of Physician: Employer makes the initial selection of physician. After a period of time specified by state law, the employee has free choice.

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 7 days

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? 4 weeks

Attorney Fees Permitted: Maximum of $16,500, statute


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