Many immigrants delay or refuse to file a workers’ compensation claim entirely out of fear that doing so may affect their benefits or the quality of their medical care. However, in Arizona, your immigration status will not detrimentally affect your right to recover worker’s compensation. This includes illegal immigrants as well.
There are important reasons why Phoenix and Arizona as a whole has passed legislation providing benefits for all people – legal or illegal – employed in the state. If illegal immigrants were denied their benefits, employers would have no incentive to provide safety training or maintain a safe worksite. Also, employers could drive down wages by hiring more undocumented workers and minimizing the costs of their workers’ compensation insurance. Thus, by passing legislation, Arizona has sought to maintain safe working conditions and reduce injuries for everyone.
As a no-fault state, Arizona guarantees benefits to anyone injured in a workplace accident regardless of immigration status. The process of obtaining the full compensation benefits can still be challenging.
As an immigrant, know that you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits if you are injured while at work in the state of Arizona. The workers’ compensation attorneys at AZ Injury can help defend your rights. We help immigrants navigate the legal system to ensure that they receive all the benefits they deserve.
The immigrant worker’s compensation attorneys at Arizona Injury Law Group are readily available to help answer your legal questions.
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