Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
Here is the problem. Working "under the table" means that you get paid cash. If you make a claim, you have to admit, under oath, that you were working, that you were getting paid, and that you did not pay your taxes. So, you win your worker's compensation case and get a few bucks, and then when IRS finds out about it, you go to jail and/or you pay some serious fines. You have a choice to make.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Candiano Law Office | Charles J. Candiano
You can't have it both ways. You absolutely have a valid Workers' Compensation claim if you were a server and were injured on the job. If the building is owned by anyone other than your employer, you may have a premises action against that individual or entity. Your difficulty will be proving of your average weekly wage because there are no documents memorializing the amount that you earned. Make an appointment to see an attorney as soon as possible. Ideally, you would want to speak with an attorney who handles both Workers' Compensation and personal injury actions so that they could handle both claims for you as they need to be coordinated. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
All property owners are responsible for keeping their property in reasonably safe condition. If the owner knew or should have known of a hazard and failed to take steps to correct it, even though he had time to do so, then he can be held legally liable for injuries that could foreseeably result. Of course, evidence for all of those factors will be required
Answer Applies to: New York
James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C. | Jim Hasser
Yes, but proving your lost wages is going to be a problem since you don't report them. Other issues will be whether you have a comp claim or a third party claim, or a combination. Talk with a lawyer familiar with both comp and accident law.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Wayne J. Wimer, Inc. P.S. | Wayne J. Wimer
If you were working as an employee and injured on the job, then you will be covered by State Industrial/Worker's Compensation in the State of Washington, and probably most other jurisdictions. Your employer under Washington law becomes personally liable for your injuries if he does not have you insured under the Workmen's Comp system. This poses a problem for your employer, but since he chose to cheat the system, he will have to bear the costs of his mistakes one way or another.
Answer Applies to: Washington