My Employer Has Denied My Claim, What Do I Do?

If an employer or his or her insurer fails or refuses to pay a employee any installment of compensation to which the employee is entitled under the Workers Compensation Act, after notice has been given as required, it is the duty of the employee insisting on the payment of compensation to file a claim therefore as provided in the Workers Compensation Act not later than one year after the failure or refusal of the employer or insurer to pay compensation.

The Workers` Compensation Administration has set up an Ombudsman Bureau to provide information and to clear up problems with workers` compensation. Its services are available to both workers and employers. While they may not give legal advice, the advisors who work for the bureau can explain how the system works and, in some cases, help resolve disputes.

For more information regarding settlement of workers compensation disputes in New Mexico, you can contact the State of New Mexico Workers` Compensation Administration at the address or phone number below.

State of New Mexico
Workers` Compensation Administration
2410 Centre Ave SE
P O Box 27198
Albuquerque NM 87125­7198
(505) 841­6000

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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