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Injured as an Undocumented Worker?

Sullivan & Brill, LLP - New York City Trial Lawyers are Here for You

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Many undocumented workers falsely assume that labor and workers' compensation laws do not apply to them because they do not have the appropriate records. They are often afraid that if they are injured on the job, they will be left to pay their own medical bills and make ends meet while they miss work with no compensation from the individuals or companies that hired them. This is not true. Undocumented workers have employment rights. All workers, regardless of status in the United States, are covered by these laws and all employment laws regarding safety on the job site.

If you are an undocumented worker and have been injured on the job, we can help. At Sullivan & Brill, LLP, we work with undocumented workers to help them receive the compensation they need to recover from injuries suffered on the job. This can include accidents, as well as illnesses or conditions that resulted from your work. Our firm can help you find the answers and representation you need to pursue a workers' compensation claim, and we will handle any claims for injuries that were caused by someone other than your employer.

Will filing as an undocumented worker affect my immigration status?

Many undocumented workers are afraid to seek compensation for their injuries, even though they badly need it. There is often a fear that the employer will retaliate by turning the worker in to naturalization services. It is extremely rare, however, for a workers' compensation or third-party liability claim to affect a worker's status in this country. We will help you take the necessary steps to protect yourself while recovering the compensation you need.

To learn more about how we assist undocumented workers in recovering the compensation they need after work-related accidents, please contact our firm today. We can set up a free case evaluation to discuss your legal matter and options.