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, such as a
construction accident, 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 into 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.