Workers' Compensation - Does my immigration status affect my benefits?
If you are in the United States on a lawful work visa or are otherwise a lawful permanent resident, your employer cannot deny you workers' compensation benefits based on the fact that you are an immigrant.
Where the situation is complex is where the employee in question was unlawfully present in the United States. If you used fraudulent information such as a fake social security number to obtain employment, your employer can deny your claim.
However, if the employer knew of your immigration status and hired you anyways, they cannot deny your claim based on that status. If you are in this situation, it is imperative that you obtain the assistance of a worker’s compensation attorney immediately.
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If you were injured on the job, notify your employer as soon as possible and contact The Hoffman Firm within 30 days of the incident to discuss your case. Your employer or the insurance company should notify you of your rights and provide treatment through a workers’ compensation physician.
Make sure you keep track of any and all documentation you receive during this time. You should document when the accident happened, the type of injury you suffered, who you notified at your place of employment, and when the notification was made.
If you or a family member were injured at work, contact The Hoffman Firm today. Please do not hesitate to call us and schedule a free consultation. There are NO FEES or COSTS unless you win. What are you waiting for? Call us at (305) 940-2307 today for FREE consultation.
Evan A. Hoffman
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