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Construction sites are extremely dangerous and accidents often happen. Often illegal aliens or undocumented workers make up a large portion of the sites work force. These immigrant workers face the same risk of injury as their citizen counter part and when injured have to ask if they have any legal rights to compensation for their injuries? Don't make this decision for yourself, contact the injury attorneys of The Orlow Firm for a free case evaluation.
Often the people who work on construction sites are illegal aliens and therefore, undocumented workers. What many people are not aware of is that these workers, when they get injured at construction site or work zone, have the same legal rights as citizens and are usually entitled to the same categories of recovery as anyone else. The primary categories of damages that an injured worker is entitled to are pain and suffering and medical expenses. Additionally, an immigrant worker who is seriously injured at a construction site may be forced to miss a significant amount of time from work and may in some cases never be able to work again. This immigrant worker is entitled to recover his lost earnings both up until the time of trial and also the earnings that the worker would have earned in the future if he had not been hurt. In New York State there was a debate for a long time as to whether an illegal alien can collect personal injury damages for future lost earnings. After all, argued the insurance companies, that immigrant worker was never really allowed to work in this country in the first place. This debate has been settled. The highest Court in the State has ruled that illegal aliens can recover future lost earnings just like any other injured worker so long as the injured immigrant worker did not use fraud when obtaining their employment. Therefore, so long as the illegal alien does not provide a false social security number, or lie about his residency status to his employer, for example, that injured worker has the same rights as any other injured worker and is entitled to recover the same elements of damages.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident and are frightened to bring lawsuit due to your citizen status, contact New York injury attorneys The Orlow Firm. We help protect the rights of ALL New York workers.