The construction industry has always been one of the sectors that reports the highest number of injured workers per year, due to the constant risks to which employees are exposed, many of whom are often of Hispanic origin and do not have legal documents in order. Do you need free legal help to know your rights? Here’s how you can get it.
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Hispanic construction workers typically represent 30% of the total number of employees in the construction industry in the United States.
The great majority of these workers come from Mexico, but also from other Latin American countries such as Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Colombia, etc. However, there is also the fact that there are many undocumented workers in the construction industry.
Do you know your rights as an undocumented worker? If you have suffered a crane construction accident, contact Conexión Legal immediately at 1800 201 1220 or via WhatsApp. Our team will be able to provide you with the guidance you need, defending each of your rights as an injured worker.
What are my rights as an undocumented worker?
In the United States, all workers have exactly the same rights, including those who do not hold any type of document that identifies them as legal citizens in the country.
Whether they are federal or state laws, each one of them protects the worker against any type of accident that endangers his or her overall health, providing benefits that allow them to get through the situation without major problems.
Don’t be afraid to stand up for your rights! If you are a victim of a crane accident in construction, even if you are an undocumented worker, you will be able to access the benefits that the law establishes according to your case, so it is important that you can count on free legal assistance to guide you through the process.
Can I receive workers’ compensation as an undocumented worker in a towing accident?
One of the main benefits you can access as a construction worker when injured in a crane accident is compensation to cover the most important expenses that usually result from a work-related accident.
The compensation is a federal law, so it applies to all employees working in the country, even if they are undocumented.
With workers’ compensation you may be able to cover expenses such as:
- Medical care.
- X-Ray studies.
- Prescription drugs.
- Ambulance transportation.
- Permanent or partial disability expenses.
- Rehabilitation therapies.
Each of these expenses can be covered by the worker’s compensation you are entitled to receive, even if you are an undocumented worker. Remember that in the United States, under the law, all workers have access to the same rights.
Where can I find free legal help?
If you believe that your rights are being violated and you are not being given a fair process to receive the compensation you are entitled to after an accident, it is important that you seek free legal help to get justice in your case.
Remember that you have every right to receive workers’ compensation from the insurance company hired by your employer, so you should not accept any type of proposal that keeps you from accessing the benefits you are entitled to by law.
Don’t let your rights be denied! No matter your immigration status. At Conexión Legal we will take care of your case so that you receive every benefit you deserve.
El equipo de redactores de Conexion Legal está compuesto por un grupo de abogados especialistas en casos de accidentes de tránsito, laborales e inmigración para latinos. Cada miembro del equipo cuenta con amplia experiencia en su área de especialización, y todos ellos están comprometidos en ofrecer la mejor información y asesoramiento legal a la comunidad latina.