What Happens If You Suffer A Work Injury As An Undocumented Worker
Work injuries to undocumented workers are surprisingly common. So, too, are undocumented workers.
If you’re not a U.S. citizen and don’t have a legal immigration status, you’re still entitled to workers’ comp benefits for job-related injuries and illnesses, even if you’re not legally authorized to work. Workers’ compensation is a state-level system administered through the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation. Immigration law is exclusively federal. Under state law, New Jersey employers can’t deny your workers’ comp claim because of your immigration status.
Protect Yourself By Talking With A Workers’ Comp Attorney
Navigating the workers’ compensation process in New Jersey can be tricky – especially if you need to safeguard sensitive information such as your immigration status. It’s all the more important to enlist the help of a lawyer in these delicate, high-stakes situations.
Contact Johnson Law Firm LLC for trusted, confidential guidance. Our lawyer has a wealth of experience helping injured workers – including undocumented workers – pursue the benefits they deserve. We will work closely with you to protect your rights at each stage of the proceedings, taking care to ensure that your job doesn’t get jeopardized.