Asked in Employment Law for Florida

Q: What are my rights as a worker in Mexico if I do not have a working visa but work and now can´t due to an accident

I have worked for this company for over 2 years I am American living in Mexico with my husband who is a Mexican National. I recently had an accident and broke my ankle was in the hospital 10 days had surgery and can not walk for maybe 2 months . What is the financial responsibility of my boss ? I do not have papers to work so she pays no seguro social for me I also have no seguro popular as I have no curp I have been in Mexico since 2009 married to my husband since 2007.

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Spencer Richard McMullen
Spencer Richard McMullen
  • Chapala, Jalisco

A: The laws do apply to you even though you do not have work papers. If you push the issue you could get your employer to pay but just the medical bills, do not expect big settlements if it was a work injury. Getting a CURP is easy if you have an immigration document and work permission should not be an issue either.

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