Injured as an Undocumented Construction Worker? You Have Rights!

Injured Construction Worker? Your Legal Status Is Not Important, You Can Still File a Personal Injury Claim

Your Legal Status Does Not Affect Your Right to Seek Compensation

Man with injured hand

If you’re an undocumented worker in the construction trades in New York, you’re not alone. Many owners and contractors hire undocumented workers as a way to manage costs on a project. But what happens if you are hurt in a construction site injury? Will your immigration status prevent you from recovering any compensation for your losses? Absolutely not!

When you’ve been injured on the job, whether you’re seeking workers’ compensation benefits or filing a third party claim in court, your legal status will not affect your right to pursue compensation. If you’re filing for workers’ compensation benefits, you’ll need to demonstrate that you meet two requirements—you were working and you were injured while working. There is nothing in the New York workers’ compensation laws requiring that you be a legal resident or a citizen of the United States. The same is true with a personal injury claim. Your immigration status will not prevent you from seeking damages in a court of law.

The New York Court Have Specifically Protected the Rights of Undocumented Workers

Contact Experienced New York Personal Injury Attorney Jacob Oresky

If you have been hurt or a loved one has been injured on a construction site, call the law offices of Jacob Oresky for legal help. For a free case evaluation, contact us online or call our office at 718-993-9999. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We represent personal injury victims throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

We handle all construction site injury claims on a contingency basis. You won’t incur any attorney fees unless we get compensation for your losses.

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