The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has been helping immigrants live and work legally in the United States since 1984. Our immigration lawyers are often asked about other areas of law in the US and how it might apply to them. One particular concern is what might happen if an immigrant worker suffers an injury on the job and is unable to work. Many immigrants to the country work labor intensive jobs and may only have one income to support an entire family. Fortunately, workers’ compensation benefits are available to injured workers regardless of immigration status. Citizens, immigrants, and even undocumented immigrants all have access to workers’ compensation in the event of an injury in California.
Every injured worker of every immigration status should immediately report a work injury and contact a workers’ compensation law firm. Failure to report a work injury in a timely manner can negatively affect benefits and make recovering from the injury more difficult. Employers are strictly prohibited from retaliating against any worker for reporting an injury, regardless of how the injury happened. Workers are also protected from employers that do not carry workers’ compensation insurance as required by law, also regardless of immigration status.
Any worker injured during the course of his or her duties in the state of California is allowed to pursue workers’ compensation benefits, including medical care and disability pay. Immigrants who are injured while working can seek temporary disability while treating their injuries, offering a potential lifeline during the difficult circumstances of potential lost income. The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth helps injured workers claim these benefits on a contingency fee basis – if we do not win your case, you do not owe any legal fees. We also provide free consultations, so call us today at 888-517-9888 to speak with our experienced team.