Undocumented Workers Can Recover Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Many undocumented immigrants in Minnesota work in construction, maintenance, factories and other jobs that pose an increased risk for injury. In these work environments, it sometimes feels like a matter of when an injury accident will occur rather than if one will occur.
If an undocumented employee is injured on the job, it is important for them to know that Minnesota law states they have the same rights as any employee to recover workers’ compensation benefits. At Baehman Law in Woodbury, we help undocumented workers pursue the workers’ comp benefits they deserve.
We Will Protect Your Rights
Federal law prohibits a company from continuing to employ a worker it knows is in the U.S. illegally. For this reason, many undocumented workers are hesitant to report a work injury. However, a serious work-related injury may prevent an undocumented worker from earning a paycheck and incur substantial medical costs. In this case, collecting workers’ compensation benefits may be a smart decision.
The Minnesota State Supreme Court has stated that an undocumented worker can continue to receive workers’ compensation benefits even if that worker has been terminated.
We understand it can be intimidating to file for workers’ compensation benefits if you are an undocumented worker. We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case during a free initial consultation and explain all of your options to you.
We Represent Hmong People, Hispanics And Workers From All Countries
Our attorneys have served Hmong and Hispanic clients in the eastern Twin Cities metro region for decades. We have translation services available. If you need a knowledgeable lawyer to protect your rights, contact our Woodbury office by calling 651-447-6657 today.
There are no upfront costs, and, by law, we only collect an attorney fee if we help you obtain benefits. If we recover benefits for you, our compensation will be determined by a judge, and it will be deducted from the compensation awarded to you. Our goal is always to put more money in your pocket than you would recover without us, even after our fee is paid.