Workers' Compensation and the Undocumented Worker

Workers' Compensation and the Undocumented Worker

Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 10-Oct-2014

Every employee within the state of Georgia who is employed by a company or business that has more than three total employees, will be afforded the protection of the employer's workers' compensation insurance. Georgia laws dictate that a person's immigration status has no bearing on whether he or she is eligible to file a workers' compensation claim and receive benefits. Undocumented workers are given the same access to workers' compensation benefits that documented workers and U.S. citizens have.

There are some differences, however, in how undocumented workers must go about filing a workers' compensation claim. Any mistake or error in processing could lead to extreme difficulties and hardships for the undocumented worker. Our firm has more than 20 years experience helping clients with all their workers' compensation needs. We know the laws pertaining to undocumented workers and we have assisted numerous workers who have found themselves the victim of a workplace accident. Rest assured when you contact an Atlanta workers' compensation lawyer at Douglas K. Kaleita, P.C. you are getting a lawyer who will not only guide you through the entire claim process, but one who will be an aggressive advocate on your behalf.

If you, as an undocumented worker, have been injured while performing your assigned work duties we strongly advise you obtain legal representation at once. Our firm offers free consultations to help clients understand their rights and determine how best to proceed. We have bilingual staff, speaking both English and Spanish, so you will not have to worry about translation issues. To find out how we can help you, contact our workers' compensation lawyer at the firm today.

Categories: Workers' Compensation