Fully and effectively representing New Mexico workers and individuals for 13 years
Established in 2005, Lucia Misa-O'Connor is here to find you a solution that not only protects your rights but also enables you to receive financial compensation for injuries resulting from someone's negligence or civil wrongs. With the medical knowledge and strategies she has amassed from practicing personal injury law for more than 13 years, attorney Lucia Misa-O'Connor can confidently assist you through all phases of filing injury, Social Security Disability or Workers Compensation claims.
As part of her representation, she coordinates payments of medical expenses, obtains insurance benefits, and meticulously prepares her case that is designed for effective presentation to a judge or jury. Because she handles personal injury cases on a "contingency fee" basis, there is no legal fee for our clients unless there is recovery. This allows you to level the playing field and obtain high-quality representation from a lawyer who strives to obtain the highest possible settlement.
Lucia Misa-O'Connor can help you overcome your legal challenges in:
-Social Security Disability
Responsive when our clients need assistance:
We believe that clients have the right to know what they can expect when they enter into a professional relationship with an attorney. Because lawsuits can be expensive and time-consuming, we attempt to solve your matter as efficiently and thoroughly as possible through alternative dispute resolution techniques, such as mediation or arbitration. However, your best interests are always our highest priority, and you can also have confidence in knowing that we have successfully represented clients in traditional courts throughout New Mexico.
9910 Indian School Road N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Skilled attorney protecting New Mexico workers
When you are injured or become ill at your workplace or a work-related activity, regardless of whether the injury or illness occurred in connection with your job, you may be eligible for workers compensation. You are entitled to workers compensation benefits even in the absence of your employer's fault or negligence.
Attorney Lucia Misa-O'Connor in Albuquerque has helped workers get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace for more than 13 years. We help workers obtain coverage for their workers compensation claims, including:
-Compensation for permanent disability
-Dependents' recovery for worker's death
-Lost wages or salary
Waiving workers compensation:
Accepting workers compensation limits your rights to other remedies against a negligent employer. A personal injury claim can include compensation for general damages and pain and suffering, whereas a workers compensation claim cannot. We are skilled at analyzing whether you should waive your workers compensation claim and seek recovery for negligence in civil court, and if you should also pursue a negligent third party.
Appealing workers compensation decisions:
If your workers compensation claim is denied, you have a limited time to appeal the decision. We can help you successfully maneuver through the complex bureaucratic process of appealing to the New Mexico workers compensation board.
-Social Security Disability
-New Mexico, 1999
-U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 1999
-University of New Mexico, J.D., 1999
-St. Theresa's College, Philippines, B.A., 1980
Associations and memberships:
-Albuquerque Bar Association
-State Bar of New Mexico
-New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
-Sublett v. Wallin and Pillar to Post, CTA (24, 101) CV: 2002-05-766
-Sally Jackson v. New Mexico Mutual Casualty and K&M Construction (coa: 24174 & wca: 99-5555599)
University of New Mexico
Juris Doctorate, 1999