Are Undocumented Workers Eligible For Workers’ Compensation?
Undocumented immigrants are a substantial and important part of California’s workforce. However, undocumented workers are just as likely to suffer a serious work accident as their colleagues.
Regardless of what you may have heard, undocumented workers are eligible for workers’ compensation. If you suffered a work injury and your immigration status is a concern, let Leep, Tescher, Helfman and Zanze help. We represent workers throughout Shasta County and the surrounding counties in California regardless of legal status.
You likely have unique concerns about your career, your family and your home. You do have legal options, and our lawyer can explain them to you.
Know Your Rights – Even Without Documentation
We know that you are not only recovering from a serious injury, but you might also be worried about deportation and other penalties. However, California law states that employers cannot threaten or retaliate against employees when they report an injury or a workplace hazard. This law applies to all workers, including undocumented employees.
You can rely on Leep, Tescher, Helfman and Zanze to ensure that your employer is abiding by state law both during and after the filing of your workers’ compensation claim. In addition to helping you complete the process, we will communicate with your employer and their insurance company so that they understand and respect your rights.
Undocumented Workers Can Claim The Same Benefit Types As Citizens
Regardless of your immigration status, we can help secure compensation for your damages, which could include:
- Medical bills
- Temporary or permanent disability benefits
- Job training, if you are unable to continue your current job
- Lost wages from missed work time
- Death benefits for families of undocumented workers
Our attorney, Ben Helfman, has deep workers’ compensation experience in California. He is board-certified and speaks Spanish, allowing him to provide quality service in a variety of unique situations. Our team is committed to standing up for workers of all kinds.
We Can Protect You
Anyone who suffers a work accident or injury deserves fair compensation. We stand by our mission, and we will stand by you. Learn about how we can protect you during the workers’ compensation claim process at 530-710-8522. You can also schedule a free consultation by emailing our Redding office. Se habla español.