Yes. If you are an undocumented worker, you have the same rights to be compensated for injuries and are fully protected under the law. In New York State, if your injury occurred on the job, you can file a workers' compensation claim and get compensation for medical bills.
Undocumented Workers Have Many Additional Rights
In addition, you should know that you have many rights once you are hired and it is important to assert these rights and not let employers take advantage. A good personal injury lawyer can help represent you and make sure you are protected and get the full compensation you deserve.
What if I am an undocumented worker and "I can't afford a lawyer."
It is important to know that a personal injury lawyer takes no money until you are paid. You do not have to pay any money out of your pocket to be properly represented.
Know your rights!
As a hired employee, undocumented workers have rights, including the right to be:
- Safe on the job
- Paid minimum wage and overtime
- Free from discrimination
- Remain silent, once you are hired, if asked about your immigration status
Contact us at 516-222-4000 with any questions and for more information.