Are Undocumented Immigrants Covered By Workers’ Compensation Laws?
There are thousands of undocumented and hardworking immigrants in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, many work in dangerous occupations and suffer serious injuries on the job.
If you are an injured worker, you may have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits regardless of your immigration status. You may be entitled to benefits even if you are paid “under the table” and not through a traditional payroll system.
At Torrisi & Torrisi, P.C., our attorneys have helped many immigrant workers receive the medical care and wage-loss benefits they deserve. We offer a free initial consultation to review your case.
Do Not Take Your Employer’s Word For It
When you report your injury to your employer, they may say that you are ineligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits because you are undocumented. However, your immigration status does not affect your eligibility for benefits. Don’t give up until you talk to one of our lawyers.
We’ll Help You Get Medical Treatment
Many undocumented immigrants fail to get medical treatment for a work injury because they do not have health insurance. Unfortunately, the longer you wait to treat your injury, the worse it can become. Medical records are also key to receiving workers’ compensation benefits or recovering compensation from a personal injury lawsuit.
Let Torrisi & Torrisi, P.C., help you get the medical treatment you need to recover your health. We represent immigrant workers in North Andover, Greater Lawrence, Greater Lowell, Haverhill, Tewksbury and other communities in and around Essex County.