Search Site
Workers’ Compensation Defense

Workers’ Compensation Defense Lawyers in New Mexico Protect Your Business

Skilled attorneys guard Albuquerque employers, insurers, and third-party administrators

When employees become injured or ill as a result of workplace accidents or exposures in the course and scope of employment, they may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.  However, not all claims are compensable, and workers sometimes seek benefits that they are not entitled to receive.  Our attorneys work hard to ensure that your company is protected with the best defenses available under our State’s unique workers’ compensation system.

We have decades of collective experience in workers’ compensation cases and have represented a broad spectrum of companies, from nationwide retailers to locally owned shops.  Our advocacy and advice can assist employers, insurers, and third-party claim administrators to keep the costs of claims and litigation down and to reduce future exposure when possible.

Understanding defenses to workers’ compensation claims

As experienced workers’ compensation attorneys, we help defend businesses from employee benefits claims by investigating and pursuing defenses available to the business.  For example, we may demonstrate that:

  • There is a non-work-related cause of the injury.
  • The injury occurred while the employee was intoxicated.
  • The injury was preexisting or partially preexisting.
  • The actual cause of the injury was horseplay.
  • The extent of the injury is overstated.
  • The injury does not exist at all.

We are dedicated to defending your company vigorously in settlement negotiations and in litigation.

Recovering from other parties

If your employee’s injury was caused by another person, company, or contractor, you may be able to recover benefits paid to or on behalf of the employee.  This is known as subrogation.  Our attorneys help businesses recover damages from all responsible parties.

Contact our experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys in Albuquerque regardless of where you are located.

From our Albuquerque, New Mexico office, O'Brien & Padilla, P.C. helps employers throughout New Mexico defend workers’ compensation claims and appeals. To schedule a consultation with a dedicated workers’ compensation attorney, call 505-883-8181 or contact us online.


Contact us

Please fill out the form below and one of our attorneys will contact you.

Quick Contact Form

  • Albuquerque Location
    6000 Indian School Road N.E.
    Suite 200
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
    Phone: 505-883-8181
    Fax: 505-883-3232
  • Las Cruces Location
    256 W Las Cruces Avenue
    Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005