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Workplace Injury Frequently Asked Questions

WARNING: All of the information provided here is of a general nature only. The specific facts of your case may require a completely different answer. Do not base any decision with respect to your case solely on any of the answers found herein. Prior to making any decision with respect to your case, you should speak with a competent attorney who is familiar with the laws that relate to your case.

I am in this country illegally, but I got hurt on the job. Am I still entitled to workers compensation benefits?

Answer: Yes and No, in Virginia. You are entitled to medical benefits, and benefits if you are completely disabled from work, the same as an American citizen; however, if you are released with partial restrictions, such as light duty, you are not entitled to workers comp benefits. This is because voc rehab cannot find an illegal immigrant a job, legally. That being said, if you have a permanent partial impairment rating on a body part, you may be entitled to additional compensation.

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5500-B Greenwich Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Elizabeth City Office
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507 E Main St #K
Elizabeth City, NC 27907

If you are looking at this site, you or a loved one has probably been hurt. If that's true, you've come to the right place. Helping people who have been hurt is what we do. In fact, it is all we do. Joe Miller Law is a law firm concentrating exclusively on representing people who are injured by the carelessness of others or those hurt on the job. We provide the highest quality legal services to people who have been seriously injured. We practice Personal Injury law and Workmens' Compensation law in both Virginia and North Carolina.