Foreign Workers’ Rights
At Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., we represent the rights of immigrant workers, including Spanish-speaking workers, throughout Iowa. A significant portion of our practice involves helping immigrants, both Spanish-speaking workers as well as workers who have come to Iowa from around the world, obtain workplace justice, compensation for their work-related injuries, or resolve issues interfering with the ability to work.
Our experienced labor lawyers are eager to explain your rights as an Iowa worker, whether you are new to Iowa or have worked in Iowa for years.
Industries with high populations of immigrant workers are traditionally workplaces where on the job injuries are common. These fields include manufacturing work, meatpacking, and farm labor. In fact, these jobs can expose workers to dangerous activities that can cause serious and even fatal injuries.
As work injuries in these industries are very common, any worker, whether Spanish-speaking or not, should find out whether compensation for their injuries is available. We will review your claim and explain your rights and options to you. You can then decide, with no obligation, whether or not our workers’ compensation attorneys can help get you the compensation to which you are entitled.
Fear of Retaliation
Spanish-speaking workers frequently do not report work injuries or unsafe working conditions because they fear retaliation from their employer. Unsafe working conditions affect every worker.
Talk with us to learn how we can help protect you from employer retaliation and ensure a safer workplace at the same time. Aside from workers’ compensation, we have attorneys that practice in labor and employment law and other areas of law related to workplace rights.
Our Spanish-speaking paralegal, Bethany, is able to hear your concerns and assist our attorneys in answering your questions on the phone or at our downtown Des Moines office. Our goal is to make sure you know your rights and be sure you understand your options. For Spanish-speaking legal assistance contact Bethany at Hedberg & Boulton, P.C.
She is available to answer any questions you have about our attorneys, our services, and our fees. She is dedicated to making sure our Spanish-speaking clients are comfortable and knowledgeable about their rights and explain how our practice serves to protect employees’ rights in the workplace.
Everyone Has Rights, And You Can Protect Them
Our office is able to schedule evening appointments and appointments on Saturday mornings for the convenience of working people and their families. Our office is regularly open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact us by calling 515-288-4148 for a free initial consultation.