Don't Let Fear Win

New York City is a city of immigrants, and many of those immigrants have helped build the many buildings, bridges and other infrastructure landmarks that make the city what it is. But many of those immigrants also get hurt on the job. Some do not report those injuries for fear of losing their job or even out of fear of deportation. These are serious concerns, but it's important to remember that even undocumented workers have rights. If you're an undocumented worker who has been injured on the job, you need smart advice from the exceptional attorneys at Elefterakis Elefterakis & Panek, who are committed to protecting you and your family.

Know Your Rights

Some employers will do anything they can to prevent undocumented workers from seeking compensation when injured. In some cases, that's because they're paying undocumented immigrants "under the table" in cash or are avoiding paying benefits by making it look like the worker doesn't exist. Workers who can't afford to lose their jobs may play along, suffering injuries in silence and working through the pain. But it doesn't have to be like this. Undocumented construction workers have the same rights as documented workers when they've been injured. All are entitled to workers' comp benefits and the ability to sue for an injury caused by a third party.

Don't be bullied and don't stay silent. If you've been injured on a construction site in New York City, whether you're documented or undocumented, you deserve compensation to help pay for medical bills and lost wages.

Protect Yourself And Your Family

Don't let injuries continue unaddressed because you're afraid of what might happen if you get help. You could end up hurting yourself more to the point where you're unable to work at all or take care of your family. To discuss what happened to you, call one of our experienced lawyers at Elefterakis Elefterakis & Panek today at 646-561-9161 or 877-820-6510 toll free. You can also email us to let us know what happened.