A significant number of undocumented persons work in the United States, all of whom are exposed to many accident risks while carrying out their duties. However, many are unaware of the rights that protect them. Here are some of the compensation cases for undocumented persons in the U.S. that we have handled:
- After working for 5 years in a tortilla factory in Trenton, New Jersey, an employee developed pain her hands and knees. She reported her physical issues, but instead of being sent to the doctor, she was fired.
- On August 1, a construction worker in New Jersey fractured his ankle and injured his hip and knee when he slipped and fell while carrying a bucket of cement. He reported the accident and was taken to the doctor; however, he was dismissed when his employer realized that he had not been able to fully recover.
- On October 9 in Los Angeles, California, while operating a sod cutter, a landscaping employee fractured his knee when the machine malfunctioned and threw him to the ground. He reported his accident and went to the emergency room, where he received surgery immediately, but his employer did not cover the medical expenses or send him to the insurance doctor, since he was informally employed.
- On October 31, while waiting for the light to change at a traffic signal in Chicago, Illinois, a woman was hit on the driver’s side by a turning vehicle, injuring her head, left arm and leg, and back.
- On December 28, while carrying a fruit tray in Wisconsin, a line employee injured her knee and hands when she slipped on water on the floor and fell face-first. She reported her accident, but instead of being sent to the doctor, she was dismissed under the pretext of her being undocumented.
- If you have a labor compensation case and you are undocumented, contact us as soon as possible so that we can begin to help you and ensure that you receive the financial compensation you deserve for your work injury or accident.
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