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Injured Undocumented Workers

Help for Undocumented Workers Injured on the Job in NYC

Undocumented construction workers who are injured on the job have the right to file for New York workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, many workers do not file claims, either because they are afraid of losing their job or they were told they are not eligible.

At the law firm Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, our attorneys are here to help you obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you need and deserve. No matter how you were injured, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. From our law office in Manhattan, we represent undocumented workers throughout the New York City area.

Here are answers to questions that undocumented workers often ask us.

Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits If I Am Not in the United States Legally?

Your immigration status does not affect your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits. If you are injured on the job or suffer from a work-related illness in New York, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits

Can My Employer Fire Me for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

It is illegal for your employer to fire you in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you are fired after filing a claim, our lawyers may be able to sue your employer for wrongful termination.

New York is an employment-at-will state, however, and your employer could fire you for other reasons. Recovering your health should be your first priority. If your employer terminates your position while you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you can continue to receive those benefits.

Can I Sue My Employer?

Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer, the property owner, a subcontractor or another party that is responsible for your injury.

For More Information About Workers’ Compensation for Undocumented Workers

Learn more about your rights after an on-the-job injury by calling our lawyers today at (212) 742-0476 or send us an email. Your consultation is free and confidential.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Millions of Dollars Recovered for the Injured
  • Slip & Fall $11 Million

    A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to plat the instrument.

  • Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million

    Our client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back.

  • Bus Accident $2.1 Million

    A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of our client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.

  • Pedestrian Accident $2 Million

    Our client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.

  • Car Accident $1.7 Million

    Our client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.

  • Truck Accident $1.5 Million

    Our client, a 37 year old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed our client cut him off.

  • Car Accident $1.25 Million

    Our client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours. In the accident, the plaintiff suffered multiple fractures, which required surgery.

  • Slip & Fall $1.2 Million

    Our client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back.


Client Testimonials

Real Stories from Real People
  • “For any questions or concerns I had, I could reach out to him anytime. Although Ian was my attorney, everyone in the office kind, generous and friendly to me, like I've known them for years.”

    - Shanee B.
  • “Had an excellent all-around experience! They really cared about my well being from beginning to end. Always available and I would highly recommend them.”

    - Peter M.
  • “Ian & Jason, along with their staff, work tirelessly to ensure you will receive maximum compensation for your injury! They take care of everything from A-Z making the whole process as seamless as possible!”

    - Natanel B.
  • “Best law firm in the state of New York with an awesome staff.”

    - Phil S.

Why Hire Paris & Chaikin, PLLC?

Your Recovery is Our Priority
  • Concierge-Level Service

    Our commitment to taking care of our clients is unrivalled. We even offer a luxury car service to take clients to and from our office.

  • Maximum Recovery

    Our legal team not only strives for victory, but also takes every conceivable step to maximize your recovery in the process.

  • Access to Experts

    We hire the best in the field and work with top experts, specialists and investigators to fight for the recovery that you deserve. 

  • Individualized Legal Care

    We are committed to providing you with undivided attention & to tailoring our approach to the needs of your case.

  • Client-Centered Approach

    For our firm, it is not about the money - we take profound joy in helping you get the justice that you deserve.

  • A Proven Record of Results

    Our fearless attorneys are not afraid to go to trial & have recovered millions of dollars in recoveries for injured clients. 

Meet Our Attorneys

Our attorneys are fearless advocates who aren't afraid to battle the insurance companies to recover the compensation you deserve.