Colorado Workers’ Compensation Injury
No Visa, No Options? Wrong.
Claudio B. was a Mexico citizen with an expired U.S. visa when he was hurt in a work accident. Claudio didn’t call an attorney after his injury. His employer’s work comp insurer said Claudio wasn’t hurt very badly. Claudio’s own doctor said his injuries were bad – bulging spinal disks in his neck and back. Claudio’s visa was expired, and he worried he couldn’t get workers’ compensation benefits because he wasn’t a citizen. He was afraid to object and draw attention to his status. But something didn’t seem right. So he didn’t cash the $35,000 check from the insurance company. Instead he called The Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya.
But Claudio only had 10 days until the deadline to object would expire. He had also signed a paper saying he agreed that the settlement was final. Claudio’s Colorado workers’ compensation attorney assured him that he had rights and his immigration status didn’t keep him from getting work comp benefits. First the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya stopped the clock on the deadline. Then we got his settlement agreement canceled. Next we arranged for Claudio to see an independent doctor, who confirmed how serious his injuries were. With Dianne Sawaya’s help, instead of $35,000 Claudio get the settlement he was entitled to.