Construction Accident Injuries
“The most important thing that I’ve found in any construction law case is that the person who’s been injured was working before the accident, because they wouldn’t have been hurt if they weren’t, and are not working after the accident, immediately after the accident. The first, most important, thing we do is get you set up with a lawyer that handles workers’ compensation that we were very closely with and concentrates solely on making sure money starts coming in and that your medical bills start getting paid so you don’t have to worry about that.
Most of our clients have different levels of permission to be here to work. Some of them are citizen, some of them have green cards and some of them don’t have any documentation. It doesn’t matter. We work with all of them the same and, in fact, the law accepts all of them the same, which a lot of people don’t know. A lot of people don’t know that you don’t have to be on the books, so to speak, in order to sue in a lawsuit. They don’t know that you’re not going to be deported, most likely, if you bring a lawsuit. It’s not going to affect your green card status, it’s not going to affect your application for citizenship. You’re still entitled to the protections of the laws of the state of New York and of the laws of the United States if you’re here and you’re working.”