All Construction Workers Have Rights And Protections For Injuries
It does not matter if you are undocumented or not part of a union. If you work in construction, you can rest assured that you have rights under New York law. Construction work is uniquely dangerous, and people take on very real risks. The injuries that result from those risks can be serious and demand the attention of a skilled lawyer.
At Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, we have the legal experience and compassion to stand up for clients hurt in construction accidents. Undocumented or nonunion workers may feel like they do not have a choice. But you do, and we can help you understand how you can pursue compensation.
New York’s Construction Injury Compensation Law Is Extremely Worker Friendly
In general, workers’ compensation law and labor law does offer protections to all workers, not just members of a union and those with documentation. These protections include:
- Wage replacement
- Medical care
- Protection from firing based on their injury
Additionally, New York’s scaffolding law provides supplemental benefits to injuries for construction workers hurt by falls or falling objects.
Common Construction Accidents
There are many accidents in construction that do not happen in many other workplaces. These injuries can include:
- High falls
- Crushing injuries
- Falling tools
- Amputations from tool accidents
These accidents are extremely common and can lead to significant injuries for people. That’s when clients turn to us.
Does OSHA Protect Undocumented Workers?
Of the primary benefits of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) is to demand safe working conditions for all workers. This includes undocumented workers, as a person’s safety in their job should not depend on their immigration status. This means that all people working in construction in the five boroughs of New York deserve compensation for their injuries and have the expectation of safe working conditions.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation Today
Contact our New York attorneys to learn more about how we provide services to injured construction workers. You can reach our New York City office by calling 646-916-3179 or send us an email to schedule a consultation. Se habla español.