Citizenship And Your Right To Workers’ Compensation
If you or a loved one was injured on the job and are concerned about your immigration status, you have nothing to fear. California law provides comprehensive coverage to injured workers in terms of workers’ compensation, regardless of their citizenship.
I am Howard J. Stevens, an experienced and certified attorney in workers’ compensation. For 40 years, I have worked in various cases involving the protection and defense of injured workers to obtain the benefits they deserve, and I am ready to help you.
The Legal Representation From A Zealous And Knowledgeable Attorney
At my firm, the Law Office of Howard J. Stevens, APC, in San Diego, I provide legal representation to workers from all backgrounds and immigration statuses. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault benefit granted by employers, meaning injured workers will obtain such insurance regardless of their portion of fault for the accident that led to their injuries. In contrast, workers cannot sue their employers if the accident was due to employer negligence.
In addition, your legal status is not grounds to deny this benefit if you’re injured on the job. However, other conditions might hinder your right to be compensated, such as:
- Your employment status: Independent contractors, for example, are not included in these benefits. It is vital to review your situation to develop a strategy accordingly.
- The denial of your workers’ comp claim: Insurance carriers may deny your claim on various grounds. A knowledgeable lawyer can help you build a solid defense to fight this decision.
- Missed deadlines: Although it may seem simple to fulfill all deadlines, it is not. Therefore, the more you delay your decision to report your accident, the fewer possibilities you have to recover your benefits.
As a hard worker, you have rights, and you may risk losing more if you decide not to discuss your case with a compassionate and experienced attorney. You have deadlines to meet, bills to pay and loved ones to care about.
I work on a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay legal fees unless I recover your compensation. Protect your benefits today.