Q: Hello, I'm a journalist working on the undocumented workers, victims of work accidents. Can you help me with lawyers?
Would like to find an attorney that could talk in camera about the situation of undocumented workers injured in the working place.
A: Reach out to AILA (American Immigration Lawyer's Association).
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
One way to find an attorney who may be able to speak to this issue is to research law firms or legal organizations that specialize in immigration law, workers' compensation law, or labor law. Many of these firms may have attorneys who are knowledgeable about the challenges that undocumented workers face in the workplace and the legal options available to them if they are injured on the job.
Another option is to contact local bar associations or legal aid organizations in the area where you are located. These organizations may be able to provide you with referrals to attorneys who are experienced in working with undocumented workers and may be willing to speak with you about the challenges they face.
When reaching out to attorneys, it's important to be clear about your intentions and the purpose of the interview. Some attorneys may be more willing to speak on camera than others, so it's important to be respectful of their time and resources.
It's also worth noting that any attorney you speak with may have ethical obligations that limit what they can disclose about their clients or their cases. Therefore, it's important to be respectful of any limitations that they may have on what they can share with you.
In California, attorneys are bound by strict ethical rules and regulations. Any attorney you speak with must adhere to the California Rules of Professional Conduct, which require them to act in their clients' best interests and maintain the confidentiality of their clients' information.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
A: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration maintains statistics on workplace accidents. But I don't know if they break down figures for documented/undocumented workers. You could check with worker and labor advocacy groups if they maintain information on this. Good luck
A: You can find many excellent and knowledgeable attorneys using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage. Look for lawyers who handle workers' compensation and construction accident (labor law) cases. I'm sure you can find many who would willing to chat with you, especially in camera.
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