Resources for Undocumented Workers

After an accident on the job, collecting payment for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses requires a thorough understanding of the state and federal laws that apply. While our attorneys can handle your case for you, if you have suffered a work-related injury, it will be helpful to familiarize yourself with certain legal aspects of your claim for compensation.

We have prepared these resources specifically for undocumented workers in Texas. Click the links below to learn what you need to know about filing a claim for your on-the-job injury:

What Undocumented Worker in Texas Need to Know about Work Injuries

Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can undocumented workers file for workers’ compensation in Texas? If your employer is a “non-subscriber,” can you file a personal injury claim for damages? What are the immigration consequences (if any) of filing a work injury claim? You will find answers to these questions and more in our answers to FAQs.

What to Do After an Accident at Work

After any type of work-related accident, there are some important steps you should try to take in order to protect your legal rights. From seeking prompt medical attention to speaking with an attorney, the more you can do to help yourself, the better your chances will be to recover the financial compensation you deserve.

Types of Compensation Available for Undocumented Workers

If you have been injured at work, the types of compensation available will depend on whether you are eligible to claim workers’ compensation benefits. Our attorneys will also need to investigate in order to determine whether someone else was at fault in the accident. If you are only eligible for workers’ compensation, your financial recovery may be limited. However, if you have a personal injury claim, we may be able to recover full compensation for your accident-related losses.

Immigration Reform and Control Act

The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) is a federal law that makes it illegal for companies to hire undocumented workers. However, it does not prevent undocumented workers from seeking financial compensation for their injuries. In fact, despite making it unlawful to hire illegal immigrants, the IRCA actually provides some important protections for non-U.S. citizens.

Texas Workers’ Compensation Act

The Texas Workers Compensation Act entitles many undocumented workers to collect medical and income benefits when they get injured on the job. While not all workers are eligible for workers’ compensation in Texas, if you are eligible, we can help you collect maximum benefits for your work-related injury.

Personal Injury (Non-Workers’ Compensation) Claims

If you are not eligible for workers’ compensation, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against your employer. Regardless of your workers’ compensation eligibility, you may have a personal injury claim against a third-party (such as a subcontractor or negligent driver) as well. Personal injury claims require proof of negligence; but, unlike workers’ compensation claims, they provide the opportunity to fully recover the costs of your work-related injury.

Schedule a Free Consultation at Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos

Our firm brings more than 30 years’ experience to representing undocumented workers in South Texas. If you would like a free consultation about your on-the-job injury, please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys—you can reach our San Antonio law offices at (210) 308-8811 or send us a message online. All information is kept strictly confidential, and we do not charge any fees or costs unless we win just compensation.