If you are an undocumented worker, you may not know where to turn if you have suffered an on-the-job injury. At the law firm of Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., our Kansas City workers’ compensation lawyers offer a free and confidential consultation to explain your rights and answer your questions.
Please call 816-941-8949 to talk with a lawyer at our firm.
Our lawyers handle workers’ compensation and personal injury cases for undocumented workers in Missouri and Kansas. Here are answers to questions our attorneys are often asked about injuries to undocumented workers.
You are eligible for workers’ compensation regardless of your immigration status. As long as your injury occurred on the job, you have a right to obtain benefits.
Workers’ compensation provides free medical treatment for work-related injuries and occupational diseases. You also have a right to receive lost-wage benefits.
While Kansas and Missouri are employment-at-will states (meaning your employer can fire you for almost any reason), it is illegal for your employer to fire you in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If your employer does fire you, our Kansas City workers’ compensation lawyers may have cause to file a lawsuit against your employer.
Your workers’ compensation claim will be focused only on your injury and not upon your legal status. While you could be deported for other reasons, filing a workers’ compensation will not lead to a government review of your legal status.
While your employer and anyone who works for your employer is generally protected from being sued for an injury that occurs on the job, you may have the right to sue a third party who was responsible for your injury.
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