I’m An Illegal Alien, Can I Still Get Compensation For My Work Injuries?
Coming to America to find a better life, and achieve the American dream, is not always easy. Illegal aliens oftentimes resort to dangerous jobs such as working in construction site, all in the name of providing a better future for their families. The problem arises, however, when their immigration status makes them scared to seek legal advice. But when an illegal alien is injured while working at a construction site, they should still seek legal help — their immigration status does not diminish their right to compensation.
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Transcription: Someone who is a construction worker should know that they have rights as a construction worker whether they are union or whether they are not union and also whether they are here legally or not here legally. They have the same rights. I often get people who call who are afraid to go forward with an action because they are not here legally and they need to know, they need to be assured from the get go that bringing a lawsuit because they have been hurt on a construction site will not affect their legal status, will not affect their residency status, they don’t have to worry about being deported because they are bringing a lawsuit, which sometimes by the way I’ve seen them be intimidated by their employers to not bring a lawsuit because of that. They should not be intimidated. They should know that this happens a lot where people who are not here legally are working at a construction site and they are seriously injured and they bring lawsuits. I have done it many times for clients who are not here legally and I have had many successful outcomes for those clients and not only can they recover for their pain and suffering but they are entitled under most circumstances to recover their lost earnings as well. So anybody who is a construction worker or who is hurt at a construction site should not hesitate and should call right away.