There are different types of compensation that can be received if injured during the course of employment: compensation for your injuries—often referred to as pain and suffering, and compensation for your other financial losses related to the accident—also known as economic damages. The amount of personal injury compensation you receive will vary depending on the circumstances.
Many factors that go into the personal injury claim settlement process, including the complexity of the liability, injury, and treatment, as well as New York state procedural requirements and the number of parties involved in the case. There are often balances and monetary factors to be weighed against an offer, which your legal team can help navigate when making these important decisions.
Regardless of your immigration status, you have the right to sue for personal injury, and New York courts will allow you to recover monetary compensation for injuries you have suffered. Moreover, any party that has caused your injury cannot threaten you with deportation to intimidate you from filing a lawsuit. Employers have a duty to ensure the safety of all their employees, including illegal immigrants.