Undocumented Worker Injury Attorneys in New York
Providing Support & Care for Injured Workers in NYC
Undocumented construction workers who are injured on the job have the right to file for New York workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, many workers do not file claims, either because they are afraid of losing their job or they were told they are not eligible. At The Paris Law Group, PC, our New York undocumented worker injury lawyers are here to help you obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you need and deserve.
No matter how you were injured, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. From our law office in Manhattan, we represent undocumented workers throughout the New York City area.
Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits If I Am Not in the United States Legally?
Your immigration status does not affect your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits. If you are injured on the job or suffer from a work-related illness in New York, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits
Can My Employer Fire Me for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
It is illegal for your employer to fire you in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you are fired after filing a claim, our lawyers may be able to sue your employer for wrongful termination.
New York is an employment-at-will state, however, and your employer could fire you for other reasons. Recovering your health should be your first priority. If your employer terminates your position while you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you can continue to receive those benefits.
Can I Sue My Employer?
Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer, the property owner, a subcontractor, or another party that is responsible for your injury. Our undocumented worker injury attorneys in New York can help you determine who is at fault.
For More Information About Workers’ Compensation for Undocumented Workers
Learn more about your rights after an on-the-job injury by calling our lawyers today at (888) 365-4940. Your consultation is free and confidential.
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to play the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
The client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back, both of which resulted in surgeries.
Bus Accident $2.1 Million
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of the client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
The client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
Car Accident $1.7 Million
The client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.
Truck Accident $1.5 Million
The client, a 37-year-old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed the client cut him off. We aggressively litigated the case and on the eve of trial the defendant agreed to pay $1.5 million after previously taking a no-pay position.
Car Accident $1.25 Million
Through aggressive litigation, full policy limits in the amount of $1.25 million were tendered within 14 months of the accident for the injured passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours.
Slip & Fall $1.2 Million
The client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back. The bar claimed that the accident never happened, and the bar blamed the owner of the premises for the condition of the sidewalk, with the owner of the premises blaming the bar.
Slip & Fall Injury $1 Million
A settlement was reached with a confidential defendant as a result of a fall at work. The client worked as a cash handler collecting money from banks. After picking up a bag of cash from a bank and placing it in the back of his armored vehicle, the security ink packets exploded frightening the client and causing him to fall backward, striking his head against the floor.
Scaffolding Accident $1 Million
In very contentious litigation and after extensive negotiations and multiple mediations, a settlement was reached for the client in the amount of $1 million. The client was working on a scaffold at a construction site when he lost his balance and fell 10 feet to the ground.