Can I file a lawsuit if I'm an undocumented immigrant worker in New York City?

Posted in and tagged by Kenneth A. Wilhelm, Esq.

Yes, if you have been injured on the job in New York City or New York State, you have rights regardless of your nationality or immigration status. A report titled “Fatal Inequality” that was released and compiled by the Center for Popular Democracy, points out the disproportionately high number of Latino and immigrant construction workers who are killed on the job every year in New York City. According to the Oct. 24, 2013 report, between 2003 and 2011, 74 percent of fatal construction accident related falls in New York City involved Latinos or immigrants. The statistics were compiled based on investigative reports provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which probes workplace accidents that result in injuries and fatalities. Our law firm recovered $3,375,576 for a construction worker – an undocumented immigrant (an “illegal alien”) ­– who was injured on the job. This was one of the highest construction case settlements in New York State in 2010.

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The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm is a personal injury litigation firm with an unwavering dedication to its clients. With more than 42 years of experience, our firm strives to obtain the best compensation for those who have been injured or those who have lost a loved one due to an accident or by someone else’s negligence. We handle cases dealing with personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, dental malpractice, motor vehicle accidents including car, bus, train and truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, rape, paralysis, comas, seizures, false arrest, lead poisoning, trips and slips and falls, falls on sidewalks or stairs, elevator accidents, construction accidents, Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, brain damage, blindness, hearing loss, dog bite cases, fire and smoke inhalation accidents, bicycle accidents, falls from windows or scaffolds, food poisoning injuries, and many other types of accidents and injuries.
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