Yes, Undocumented Workers Can Get Benefits
If you are not a legal resident of the U.S., you know you don’t have many rights in this country. However, one right you do have is to seek benefits for a job-related injury. It doesn’t matter if you are an illegal immigrant, if you’re here on a student visa or if you have a green card. No matter your legal status, California law allows you to file a workers’ compensation claim.
At the Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez in Van Nuys, we have helped many undocumented workers obtain benefits for their injuries. We are skilled in immigration law as well as workers’ compensation law, so our firm is the perfect choice for you. Our attorneys can answer your questions and help you find solutions to all your legal problems.
Give us a call today to discuss your specific situation.
No, You Won’t Be Deported
You may be thinking, “If I file a workers’ compensation claim, the government will realize that I’m in the country illegally. Then I will be deported.”
This isn’t true. California’s Department of Industrial Relations specifically says that everyone who works in this state can file a claim here. No one will ask you about your immigration status. It will not be used against you in any way. You won’t be deported for seeking benefits.
No, You Won’t Be Fired
It is against the law for an employer to fire any employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim. This means you can seek the money and medical care you need without fear of losing your job. If you are fired illegally, we can file a 132A claim, showing that your employer discriminated against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. We will protect your rights.
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