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Category Archive: Undocumented Workers

Workers Compensation for Undocumented Workers, Part 3: Handling Challenging Claims

This is Part 3 of our series on workers’ compensation for undocumented immigrants. You can find links to the entire series here. It is not unusual for undocumented workers to use a pseudonym, or false name, when seeking employment. In fact, it’s not unusual for several people to share the same pseudonym. It’s important your…

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Workers’ Compensation for Undocumented Workers, Part 2: Your Rights Under NC Law

This is Part 2 of our series on workers’ compensation for undocumented immigrants. You can find links to the entire series here. North Carolina is home to about 250,000 undocumented immigrants, who represent more than 5 percent of the state’s labor force. These workers are entitled to the same legal protections as anyone else if…

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A Few Facts and Figures About Undocumented Workers

Undocumented workers have an enormous impact on the U.S. economy, as these statistics from the Center for American Progress illustrate: There are an estimated 7.2 million undocumented immigrants (out of some 12 million undocumented immigrants) who work in the United States. That’s 4.9 percent of the civilian labor force. Undocumented workers contribute an estimated $7…

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Cultural differences, deportation fears affect reporting of workers’ compensation cases among Latinos

Found an interesting article on the Hispanic Trending, Latino Marketing & Advertising Blog on the key to understanding the Latino worker to improve communication and productivity at work. Although a diverse group, Latino culture shares a lot of the same values including unquestioning respect and deference to authority figures such as work supervisors, foremen, business…

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Construction death in Utah highlights safety issues for immigrant workers

A man from El Salvador, who had legal permission to work in the United States, was killed last week after falling to his death on a construction job, according to a report in the Tooele Transcript Bulletin. Francisco Antonio Alaman-Renderoz, 45, fell to his death while putting in a fireplace wall during construction of a…

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Undocumented worker’s family sues for WC benefits after he was killed on the job.

In Georgia, the family of a Mexican construction worker who was killed on the job are suing for workers’ compensation benefits.   Evaristo Enrique Chimal Librado, 43, was killed when a house he was helping to build collapsed on him. He was an undocumented worker from Mexico.   By Georgia law, a maximum workers’ compensation…

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Another Workers’ Comp Myth Debunked: Undocumented workers are entitled to benefits

Workers’ compensation for undocumented workers is a hot button issue right now. Stats show that Latino workers are injured on the job at a disproportionate rate. The real tragedy occurs when an undocumented worker is injured. Many employers try to deny these employees workers’ compensation benefits, and they’re often successful in doing so. According to an…

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Rising number of Hispanic workers suffer disabling injuries

An article in the Atlanta Constitution talks about the growing numbers of Hispanic workers suffering disabling injuries.  Read http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/atlanta/stories/2007/02/24/0225metinjury.html 

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Greater media coverage of undocumented workers exposes high injury rate

The issues regarding Immigration reform has brought media attention to the plight of undocumented workers and their work conditions. As a result, more and more articles are exposing the unfair treatment and work conditions that undocumented workers are subjected to.  We have created a new category , "Undocumented workers and Workers’ Compensation" and hope to…

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