Pursuing Workers’ Comp As An Immigrant Or Undocumented Worker
Many of the most dangerous jobs in our country are held by immigrant or undocumented workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, industries like construction, agriculture, restaurant and hospitality work, and manufacturing and factory jobs have high rates of injuries. Those are also the industries where many immigrants find work.
If you’ve been hurt on the job, the bottom line is that you deserve compensation regardless of your immigration status. At Atkinson Law Office, P.A., we are committed to getting all injured workers the compensation they deserve. Our award-winning legal team can represent you through all stages of the workers’ compensation process.
The Benefits Of Having A Workers’ Comp Lawyer
The workers’ compensation system in Minnesota can be challenging to navigate. You may run into delays, denials or underpayments due to any number of missteps along the way. Your employer might also try to challenge your claim.
Having our team on your side can help avoid pitfalls and backlash from your employer. We will work hard to protect your rights through all stages of the process.
Can You Get Workers’ Comp For Seasonal Work?
If you work a seasonal job in Minnesota and suffer a work-related accident or injury, you are still eligible for workers’ comp so long as you are an employee. Independent contractors are not eligible for workers’ compensation. This distinction can be confusing, so make sure you check with our lawyers if you’re not sure whether you qualify. We can review your situation and give you guidance on how to proceed.
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Living and working in the United States as an undocumented immigrant can be stressful, and a job-related accident or injury can be even more stressful. Fortunately, you have rights under Minnesota law. Our attorneys can protect your rights and fight to get you the workers’ comp benefits you deserve.
To get started with a free case review, please contact our firm online or by phone at 651-333-3636. We have convenient offices in both Minneapolis and St. Paul.