Located 74 miles south of Albuquerque and 146 miles north of Las Cruces is the city of Socorro. It is situated in Socorro County and is the county seat. Today the population of the city hovers around 9000 residents, however this population boom has only been within the past 100 yeas or so.
Socorro was given its name by the Spaniards who were helped by the Piro Indians in the 17th century. After a tumultuous trek through the Jornada del Muerto desert, the Spaniards were greeted by the Piro Indians and were given food and water.
By the mid-17th century approximately 600 people lived in this area, most of them working in the nearby mines which were opened in the Socorro mountains. What seemed like a promising future was quickly dashed during the Pueblo Revolt as the area was overtaken by the Apache and other tribes in the area.
A History of Resiliency
Socorro has always been a hard working community since its humble beginnings. Though the future of the city appeared grim, Socorro was ordered to be resettled in 1800. The city survived the Mexican-American War, the separation of New Mexico and Arizona, and soon became a prosperous mining town.
The residents of Socorro continue to be hard working individuals who continually support their local and national economy. However, sometimes these hard workers work a little too hard or may be a victim of an unsafe workplace situation. This often results in injury and can translate into time off of work, unexpected medical bills, and long term pain and suffering.
Take Immediate Action
As soon as an individual is injured on the job, they should receive first aid treatment on the site and notify his or her employer. Seek professional medical attention, and follow the prescribed treatment plan which your physician and other members of your health care team have arranged for you.
In many cases, workers compensation claims move along seamlessly and with little interruption. Our experienced worker’s compensation attorneys at the Ruhmann Law Firm typically help workers who:
- Have had their claim denied
- Are receiving inadequate compensation for their injuries
- Need additional help in proving their case (i.e. occupational disease)
Have questions about your workers compensation claim? One of our workplace injury lawyers will be happy to discuss your specific case and possible outcomes. We offer free consultations to everyone so that injured workers are informed of their legal rights and what their best course of action is.
We welcome your call today at (915) 845-4529.
Directions to our texas Personal Injury Attorneys from Socorro
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Total Est. Time: 32 mins
Total Est. Distance: 24.8 mi
- Head north on Socorro Rd toward Apodaca Rd
- Turn left onto S Americas Ave/State Loop 375
- Take the ramp on the left onto TX-375 Loop W
- Merge onto TX-375 Loop W
- Keep left at the fork to continue on Loop 375 Express
- Merge onto TX-375 Loop W
- Take exit 20 for US-54 E toward Alamogordo
- Continue onto US-54 E
- Take exit 21C to merge onto I-10 W/US-180 W
- Take exit 16 for Executive Center Blvd
- Turn right onto Executive Center Blvd
- Turn left onto N Mesa St
- Turn right onto Shadow Mountain Dr
- Turn right onto Silver Springs Dr
- Make a U-turn at Diamond Point Cir
- Destination will be on the right
We are located at:
5915 Silver Springs Drive Bldg #1
El Paso, TX 79912