Many undocumented workers would never think of pursuing workers’ compensation benefits after being injured in an on-the-job accident. No one wants to draw unnecessary governmental attention to himself or herself when immigration status questions exist. But, the fact of the matter is in New York, undocumented workers can receive workers’ compensation benefits.
Our firm can help you understand your rights under the workers’ compensation system, as well as any additional compensation that may be available through what is known as a third-party claim. Compensation from a third-party claim is available when your injuries have been caused by some other party such as a subcontractor. That other party who caused the accident is referred to as a third party. An injured worker can pursue personal injury compensation from that third party while still collecting workers’ compensation benefits from his or her employer.
Third-party claims can provide an extra level of financial security to an injured worker and his or her family who may be struggling to make ends meet on the lost wage benefits available through the workers’ compensation system.
At Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, we are committed to helping undocumented workers explore all possible means of securing workers’ compensation benefits and any other source of compensation that may be available to them. Since 1992, we have dedicated ourselves to helping ensure that injured workers and their families have the medical care and financial support that they need as they face the challenges caused by an on-the-job injury. We have been able to recover hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. Let our attorneys help you effectively pursue the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one was injured in an on-the-job accident and you are concerned about how your immigration status will impact your ability to be compensated for your injuries, our attorneys can help. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 212-268-3222 or contact us online.