Yes. If you have been injured at work in New York City or New York State, you have rights, regardless of your nationality or immigration status. A report entitled “Fatal Inequality,” which was published and compiled by the Center for Popular Democracy, notes that there are disproportionately high numbers of Latino immigrant construction workers who die on the job each year in New York City. According to the October 24, 2013 report, between 2003 and 2011, 74 percent of fatal accidents related to construction falls in New York City involved Latinos or immigrants. The statistics were compiled on the basis of research reports provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which surveys work accidents that result in injuries and deaths. Our law firm recovered $ 3,375,576 for a construction worker – an undocumented immigrant (an “illegal alien”) – who was injured at work. This was one of the highest agreement of construction cases in the state of New York in 2010.
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