Rights for Undocumented Construction Workers When Facing a Site Accident

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Rights for Undocumented Construction Workers When Facing a Site Accident

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

Construction sites expose workers to numerous hazards, and immigrant workers who are not legal residents of the U.S. might be concerned about their rights in the event of an injury 

Undocumented workers who sustain job-related injuries have the same rights as legal workers and can seek benefits for injury-related losses. Personal injury laws allow undocumented workers to obtain compensation by filing a legal claim against the at-fault party.

More importantly, undocumented workers should consider working with an experienced construction accident attorney to enhance their chances of obtaining a fair settlement for their injuries.

The Rights of Undocumented Workers in Construction Sites

Undocumented workers provide an essential workforce for putting together U.S. structures. Migrant workers often fill dangerous jobs and face a higher risk of injury and death than other workers.

Here are the rights of injured workers in construction sites:

  • The right of protection from state and federal wage laws
  • The right to be free from discrimination
  • A legal right to obtain compensation from an at-fault party
  • The right to file a personal injury or workers’ compensation claim

How a Construction Accident Attorney Can Help

If you’ve sustained an injury as an undocumented worker, you may need the help of a construction accident attorney with a proven track record of obtaining damages for injured immigrants.

Here’s how an attorney might help your case:

Provide Legal Advice

Considering the physical pain of a construction accident, you may be in a poor state of mind to pursue compensation from the at-fault party. First, an attorney will assess the circumstances and facts of the case and provide advice on how best to proceed with the case.

The damages of undocumented migrants are determined at trial. An attorney can put a strong case in court by highlighting various expenses such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and emotional anguish.

Prove the Extent of Your Injury

A construction accident victim obtains fair compensation for their losses after demonstrating the extent of their injury and associated financial loss. An attorney can support your arguments with documents such as a diagnosis report, medical bills, prescription notes, doctor’s notes, police report, and witness statement.

The more evidence you have, the stronger your case. An attorney can help to identify pieces of evidence beneficial to your case.

Provide a Winning Trial Strategy

An experienced construction accident attorney will know how to make a compelling argument that enhances the chance of obtaining a positive outcome. You may need the help of an attorney to deal with the intricacies of witness examination, discovery process, and pre-trial negotiations.

Get in Touch With an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney to Discover Your Options

If you’ve sustained a severe injury as an undocumented worker, you may find it challenging to obtain medication or compensation. However, you can enhance your chances of obtaining a fair settlement by hiring an experienced construction accident attorney.

Malman Law has resolved over 150,000 accident cases, and we can help you. Contact us online or at (888) 625-6265 for a free case evaluation.

Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

Years of experience: +30 years
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Illinois Registration Status: Active and authorized to practice law—Last Registered Year: 2024

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