Undocumented workers’ compensation

Undocumented persons working in the United States have some rights granted by the Constitution despite their irregular immigration status.

In general, what do the laws and the Constitution of the United States say about undocumented people?

The Constitution establishes important mandates, such as the Fourteenth Amendment which states that.

Undocumented workers’ compensation

«No state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The term «person» mentioned in the Constitution gives undocumented immigrants the right to file lawsuits in court in connection with workers’ compensation, traffic accident, and personal injury cases.

Workers’ Compensation Act

The Workers’ Compensation Commission Act provides that when a person is injured on the job in the United States, he or she has the right to claim workers’ compensation, regardless of immigration status.

Because of this, no undocumented worker can be deported for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Even if for some reason your employer, boss, or someone else threatened you with deportation, that person would be breaking the law and could face strong legal consequences.

All companies or businesses in the country, without exception, are required to provide their workers, including undocumented workers, with insurance that provides medical care and workers’ compensation benefits in the event of a workplace accident.

Rights of Undocumented Workers.

Undocumented workers have the right to:

Receive the corresponding payment for their work, at least the minimum wage, plus the amount of overtime.

Like other employees, undocumented workers have the right to work in healthy, safe conditions, free from abuse, exploitation or sexual harassment.

However, these rights are too often violated because employers know that workers do not want to disclose their undocumented status for fear of deportation.

Workers’ Compensation Claims

If you have an accident at work and are undocumented, you can file a claim to collect compensation benefits.

Undocumented immigrants are legally protected from discrimination based on race or nationality by their employers or anyone else.