NM Workers' Compensation Administration

NM Workers' Compensation Administration The New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration is the state government agency charged with administering the Workers' Compensation Act.

The NM WCA is headquartered in Albuquerque, with six field offices locations: Farmington, Las Cruces, Las Vegas, Lovington, Roswell and Santa Fe.

Mission: To assure the quick and efficient delivery of medical and indemnity benefits to injured workers at a reasonable cost to employers.

Operating as usual

Time is running out! Have you been counted in the #2020Census? There are only 7 days left before the deadline! Billions ...
09/23/2020

Time is running out! Have you been counted in the #2020Census? There are only 7 days left before the deadline! Billions of federal dollars for New Mexico are on the line and you can do your part. If you've not already completed your 2020 Census, do it today. Then reach out to all of your friends, family and colleagues and make sure they complete theirs!

Let's get counted, New Mexico! There are only 16 days left to complete your 2020 Census - and you can do so online, by p...
09/14/2020

Let's get counted, New Mexico! There are only 16 days left to complete your 2020 Census - and you can do so online, by phone, or by mail. Don't let time run out on you! #icountnm #2020Census

On this day... 19 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to slee...
09/11/2020

On this day... 19 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. We honor and remember all of those that simply went to work that day and never returned, from office workers to first responders. #Neverforget

Time is running out!! Have you completed your 2020 Census questionnaire? There are only 20 days left to be counted -- ye...
09/04/2020

Time is running out!! Have you completed your 2020 Census questionnaire? There are only 20 days left to be counted -- yes, that's right, only 20 days! Don't miss the opportunity to help your community!

Billions of dollars in federal funds are on the line and a small rural state like New Mexico could put those dollars to good use in fixing and building new infrastructure, and other necessary projects. It takes only minutes to complete, can be done online or over the telephone, and is safe and confidential. If you've not yet been counted, get counted today!

For more information, visit: https://my2020census.gov or https://www.icountnm.gov

In keeping with directives from Gov. Lujan Grisham regarding social distancing efforts to lessen the spread of COVID-19,...
09/01/2020
Advisory Council | New Mexico Workers Compensation Administration

In keeping with directives from Gov. Lujan Grisham regarding social distancing efforts to lessen the spread of COVID-19, the Advisory Council will conduct a virtual meeting at 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 2. To virtually attend the meeting, tune in here. The page is accessible even to those without a personal Facebook account. Viewers with slow internet connection speeds may experience a lag in the livestream.
To view and/or download the agenda or January meeting minutes, to to the Advisory Council's page on the WCA's website: https://workerscomp.nm.gov/Advisory-Council

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is designated by insurance departments in 36 states as the licensed rating and statistical organization. NCCI gathers data, analyzes industry trends, and provides objective insurance rate and loss cost recommendations in NCCI states.

09/01/2020

Have you completed your 2020 Census? There are only 30 days left to get it done before the Sept. 30 deadline!

To complete the form and be counted in the Census, visit 2020Census.gov. Residents can also call 844-330-2020 (for English) and or 844-468-2020 (para Español) or 844-467-2020 (for TDD) for information and assistance.

Over the next decade, more than $3 billion in food programs, roadway safety programs, education programs, health care programs, housing programs and much more -- including Congressional representation -- are at stake if New Mexico is undercounted. If you've not already completed your 2020 Census, do it today!

07/31/2020

The Advisory Council meeting scheduled for July 31 at 1 p.m. has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. We apologize for the change. A new day and time will be set as soon as possible, with information about the meeting to be posted on Facebook and the WCA website. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

07/20/2020

We want to congratulate Lucy Boyadjian Solimon on her appointment to the New Mexico 2nd Judicial District Court bench! For nearly the past two years, Lucy has led the WCA's Enforcement Bureau. The seat to which she was appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham earlier this month was created by the New Mexico Legislature this year.

06/30/2020

All WCA offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. There will be no Lump Sum settlement hearings. Business will resume on Monday, July 6.

The New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration supports the business community as the entire state begins to reboun...
06/11/2020

The New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration supports the business community as the entire state begins to rebound from the effects of the shutdown from the coronavirus, and is committing to COVID-safe practices. For more on how you and your business can also commit and take the promise, visit the New Mexico Department of Tourism and take the pledge here: https://nmsafepromise.org/​

For more information or to contact someone about this effort, contact: [email protected].

After 23 years at the WCA, Legal Secretary Cyrette Edmon (pictured with WCA Judge Leonard Padilla) retired today and was...
05/29/2020

After 23 years at the WCA, Legal Secretary Cyrette Edmon (pictured with WCA Judge Leonard Padilla) retired today and was given a Zoom send off by her workers comp family. We all thank Cyrette for her many years of service, for all the down-home southern food she shared over the years, and wish her nothing but the best!

05/22/2020
04/28/2020
workerscomp.nm.gov

In observance of Worker Memorial Day, today we honor some of the New Mexico workers who died in workplace accidents. Read their stories in the Spring 2020 issue of the NM WCA's Quarterly Bulletin, now available on our website:https://workerscomp.nm.gov/sites/default/files/documents/publications/bulletins/Spring2020.pdf

04/02/2020

The New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration (WCA), in keeping with directives issued by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to further reduce community spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), will continue to operate telephonically for mediations and hearings, and for much of the agency's daily operations through Friday, May 1, 2020.

Just another reminder, employers are responsible for the cost and arrangement of a qualified interpreter for the telephonic hearings and mediations, including arrangements for telephonic participation by the interpreter. Employers and their counsel are requested to set up conference calls for all parties, and provide conference calling information to the mediators, judges and Director. All parties, counsel and interpreters are strongly encouraged to participate telephonically from their own homes and offices to minimize exposure.

Continuing updates will be posted on the WCA website as soon as available.

#COVID-19 #workerscomp

Here's a good read from among this mornings industry blogs. #workerscomp #injuredworkers #returntowork
04/02/2020
How Can We Address Unique Challenges of Injured and Ill Workers Sheltering in Place?

Here's a good read from among this mornings industry blogs. #workerscomp #injuredworkers #returntowork

We are living in very challenging and surreal times. In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, countries, cities and states have instituted mandatory restrictions on public gatherings, closed non-essential businesses and given “shelter in place” orders for their citizens, asking them to rem...

04/01/2020

IT'S CENSUS DAY!
New Mexico receives more than $7 billion each year through federal programs which benefit the entire community. Even a 1-percent undercount could cost New Mexico $780 million in federal funding for health care services, quality schools, affordable housing, and hunger programs.

Your household should have received information from the U.S. Census Bureau including a code and how to complete the Census online, over the phone or by mail. It only takes about 10 minutes! Note, if you did not already receive an invitation by mail with a code, you can still go to my2020census.gov to complete your form online. Please do your part to make sure your family is counted!

03/24/2020

In an ongoing effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, beginning today, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, all WCA transactions will be conducted telephonically. By conducting our daily operations telephonically, we will continue to provide services to the New Mexico workers' compensation community. All Judicial and Director’s hearings and mediations will be conducted telephonically, and our ombudsman hotline remains active for callers in Albuquerque and at our field office locations statewide.
Please take note of the pertinent telephone numbers below:

To call in for your scheduled HEARINGS/MEDIATIONS:
505-841-6000 OR 800-255-7965 (from outside ABQ)

To reach our OMBUDSMEN services:
505-841-6894 OR 866-967-5667 (from outside ABQ)

Our Albuquerque reception desk can be reached at 505-841-6000.

We ask for your patience and cooperation during this challenging time. Be well!

Remember that while social distancing, the 2020 Census is still going on. You have a variety of ways to complete your ho...
03/20/2020

Remember that while social distancing, the 2020 Census is still going on. You have a variety of ways to complete your household information to be sure you're counted! Go to www.icountnm.gov for more information.

Following Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's directive on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, regarding social distancing to limit...
03/20/2020
Communications | New Mexico Workers Compensation Administration

Following Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's directive on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, regarding social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, the NM WCA will be continuing to hold all mediations and hearings telephonically, as well as suspend Lump Sum Tuesdays, through at least April 10, 2020.

Further, our on-site staff has been scaled down considerably, not only in Albuquerque but in each of our six field offices. During this period, we plan to have limited adjudication staff onsite in Albuquerque to help facilitate telephonic proceedings.

We ​are committed to continuing our service to our constituents to the best of our ability during this new and challenging time, but ask for your patience and cooperation as we adjust to this temporary mode of operations.

Keep checking our website for updated information: https://workerscomp.nm.gov/Communications

One of the best ways to ensure all communities in New Mexico are treated fairly in the distribution of public goods and ...
03/02/2020
I Count NM | I Count Because I Care

One of the best ways to ensure all communities in New Mexico are treated fairly in the distribution of public goods and services is to ensure they are equally represented. This starts with ensuring all New Mexicans are counted at the residence where they live and sleep most of the time on April 1, 2020. Achieving a complete and accurate count of all New Mexicans, requires the participation and collaboration of all New Mexicans, including partners at the state, tribal, and local level to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place. Visit icountnm.gov for more information on the #2020Census and be counted!

I Count Because I Care About My Community Every ten years, we are given the opportunity to be counted as New Mexicans – giving voice to our vibrant communities and resilient people. What really matters is ensuring every community – families and children, parents and grandparents, workers and stu...

The WCA Hobbs Field Office hosted a workshop Wednesday for employers, led by Ombudsman Valerie Siedl. The WCA hosts and/...
02/27/2020

The WCA Hobbs Field Office hosted a workshop Wednesday for employers, led by Ombudsman Valerie Siedl. The WCA hosts and/or participates in these informational trainings across the state. For more information, contact your local WCA office. Visit our website for contact information: https://workerscomp.nm.gov/

We're at the DECA state conference today talking to more young and future workers about workers' compensation. #DECA
02/24/2020

We're at the DECA state conference today talking to more young and future workers about workers' compensation. #DECA

The Workers’ Compensation Administration Hobbs Field Office staff will host a free workshop for employers from 10 to 11:...
02/24/2020

The Workers’ Compensation Administration Hobbs Field Office staff will host a free workshop for employers from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at the Clovis Community College. Anyone can attend, but the workshop should prove most helpful for business owners, managers, supervisors, human resource and safety staff, who could all benefit from learning what to do before a worker is hurt on the job.

Today we're talking to young and future health care professionals attending the #HOSA state conference. Lots of workers'...
02/21/2020

Today we're talking to young and future health care professionals attending the #HOSA state conference. Lots of workers' comp injuries occur in the health care industry, so it's important these young people know there are resources for them, should they need us in the future.

We're always excited to visit with New Mexico's youngest and future workers and have the opportunity to educate them abo...
02/17/2020

We're always excited to visit with New Mexico's youngest and future workers and have the opportunity to educate them about workers compensation so they're informed, should they ever need us in the future.

#bpa
#businessprofesionalsofamerica

02/11/2020

Due to inclement weather conditions around the state, several WCA offices will operate under an abbreviated schedule, or will be closed today, Feb. 11, 2020.

* Albuquerque Main Office will open at 10 am, with Lump Sum Tuesday beginning shortly thereafter.
* Roswell Field Office will also open at 10 a.m.
* Santa Fe and Las Vegas field offices will be closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but the safety of our staff and customers is paramount.

02/05/2020

Due to severe winter weather conditions in far southeastern New Mexico, the WCA’s Hobbs field office is closed today, Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

02/04/2020

Due to inclement weather in southeastern New Mexico, our Roswell field office will close at 1 p.m., today, Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Roswell Independent School District and Chaves County Government offices will also close at 1 p.m.

02/04/2020

UPDATE:
Due to inclement weather in northern New Mexico, our field office in Las Vegas is closed today, Tuesday, February 4, 2020. This closure also affects the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, which shares the WCA’s Las Vegas building.

02/04/2020

The WCA's Las Vegas field office is on a 2-hour delayed open this morning due to inclement weather.

Don't miss our ombudsman workshop in Hobbs!
02/03/2020

Don't miss our ombudsman workshop in Hobbs!

All NMWCA offices will be closed Jan. 20 in observance of Marthin Luther King Jr. Day. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tue...
01/15/2020

All NMWCA offices will be closed Jan. 20 in observance of Marthin Luther King Jr. Day. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, January 21.

The Lump Sum Tuesday docket will still take place on January 21. However, petitions must be e-filed by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 20 in order to be part of the docket on January 21.

Good morning and Happy New Year!All of our WCA offices are back open for regular business, however our main Albuquerque ...
01/02/2020
WCA Directory | New Mexico Workers Compensation Administration

Good morning and Happy New Year!

All of our WCA offices are back open for regular business, however our main Albuquerque building is currently experiencing an interruption of telephone services, which means we are unable to make or receive phone calls. The issue is with CenturyLink communications lines and is being addressed, but we do not know how long the outage will be in effect.

If you need to reach an ombudsman, please email: [email protected]
If you need to reach anyone else in the Albuquerque office, please find email contacts via our website directory: https://workerscomp.nm.gov/WCA-Directory

We apologize for the inconvenience.

People of the WCA To meet the objectives of the WCA's mission, the agency provides a wide range of services to workers, employers and insurance providers through its main office and six regional offices. All bureaus within the agency report to the Office of the Director. The WCA's bureaus are divide...

12/30/2019

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Workers' Comp Admin 2410 Centre Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM
87106

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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