Illegal alien workers often end up working the most dangerous jobs, especially when it comes to construction. Because of these dangerous jobs, they tend to suffer more work-related injuries and deaths than native-born workers. Undocumented workers rarely complain about unsafe conditions because they are afraid of losing their jobs or being deported. If you or a loved one is an undocumented immigrant working in Mississippi, you have rights if you’re injured on the job. An undocumented worker injury lawyer can help you understand the law and will fight for your right to receive compensation for work-related injuries.
Can Undocumented Workers Receive Workers’ Compensation?
Mississippi does allow undocumented aliens who experience a work-related injury to apply for workers’ compensation benefits. Employers aren’t supposed to knowingly hire undocumented workers, but in the law’s eyes, workers’ compensation is for all workers, regardless of immigration status. That said, the system is complex, especially if you’re not a native-born worker. You should consult with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer who can help determine if you’re eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. A skilled attorney can also identify whether you may be able to file a lawsuit against a third party, which could result in more monetary damages than workers’ comp alone.
Can I File a Lawsuit for My Injuries?
A workers’ immigration status does not diminish their right to compensation if they are injured at work. If you are an undocumented worker and you have been injured on the job, you can file a lawsuit to recover damages. You’ll want to seek out legal help right away. There are a couple of limitations on your right to sue, which is why you’ll want the help of a workers’ compensation lawyer who specializes in working with illegal aliens and can navigate the system so you can focus on recovery.
Can an Undocumented Work Injury Lawyer Really Help?
Undocumented work injury lawyers are committed to making sure that injured illegal alien workers receive all the compensation and benefits to which they are entitled. The workers’ comp system can be difficult to navigate, especially if you’re nervous about being deported. If you or a loved one is an undocumented alien and has suffered a work-related injury, contact Rundlett Law Firm, PLLC at 601-353-8504 for a no-cost one-on-one consultation.