An illegal alien won a $4 million lawsuit against a New York construction company after a 30 foot fall off of scaffolding. Rob at
has an interesting point on this.
We do not allow burglars to sue property owners when they get injured in the midst robbing a home, why should we allow illegal workers to sue when injured while committing their crimes?
I tend to agree. When are companies going to learn that it doesn't pay to employ these illegals? Maybe a few more lawsuits like this will make a difference.
The laborer -- who would not reveal his identity for fear that his family in Puebla would be kidnapped -- lost his sight in one eye and his sense of smell, broke several teeth and sustained serious injuries to his head, liver, kidneys and a lung after falling 30 feet (9.1 meters) from scaffolding in New York in 2001.
The 33-year-old father of three then spent three months in the hospital, where he underwent six operations.
"We took the case and we fought against the owner of the building and the companies employing him, and in the end we received a payment for him of four million dollars," Brian O'Dwyer, one of the man's lawyers, told The Sun. He noted that the settlement would be paid this week.
O'Dwywer, who called this the largest settlement in history involving an undocumented migrant, said the worker's family initially came to him "believing they didn't have any rights because they were undocumented." He added that "there is just a huge number of undocumented (workers) being exploited."
Oh my God, are they nuts???
They should be arrested or deported, not rewarded.
Posted by: Patty Kuhner on August 21, 2005 05:36 PM