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Immigration Status and Personal Injury

A person’s status as an undocumented immigrant worker does not prohibit him or her from obtaining damages if he or she is injured on the job in Pennsylvania. Your immigration status will not preclude you from receiving benefits in cases involving:

  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Construction Accidents
  • Third Party Claims
  • Occupational Disease
  • Death at the Workplace

Regardless of an injured worker’s immigration status, a victim in any one of these types of accidents can suffer very serious injuries that lead to overwhelming medical expenses as well as an inability to return to work. However, undocumented immigrants can be understandably nervous about any possible consequences they might face in attempting to seek damages when they have sustained injuries because of another party’s negligence.

A worker’s immigration status has no bearing in legal matters dedicated to determining whether an employer or third party was at fault for the worker’s injuries. If an employee is injured because of a co-worker’s negligence, an unsafe work environment, or important equipment was not properly maintained, these can all be examples of negligence that would make the employer—and possibly third parties—liable for financial damages.

Victims who are injured on the job will often have to deal with their employer’s insurance companies. In some cases, they may quickly offer a settlement that they will then aggressively seek to have the victims sign. However, these agreements usually fail to account for future financial needs, and they also prevent victims from taking legal action later on. Some employers may initially try to intimidate injured undocumented immigrant workers with threats of deportation, but these are baseless claims.

The truth is that whatever your immigration status might be, the dedicated Chester County workplace injury attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices will work as a team to help you get all of the compensation you need and deserve if you sustained catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a workplace accident. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning that our firm charges a fee only if we recover a monetary award for the victims.

You can receive a complete review of your case when you call (610) 719-3190 to schedule a free legal consultation. Ciccarelli Law Offices has office locations in West Chester, Malvern, Plymouth Square, Philadelphia, Radnor, and Kennett Square, King of Prussia, and Lancaster.