I've Been Injured On The Job, How Can I Get Help?
July 2, 2019
Rosa was working on an H-2A visa harvesting lettuce in central California when she fell off a tractor and broke her leg. After she fell, her foreman told her to go “rest it off” in the trailer where she was housed. Rosa never reported the injury to human resources and had to get medical care at a clinic where she personally paid for her medical expenses. Rosa went home to Guanajuato before the season was over and lost thousands of dollars after paying for medical care on her own.
What were Rosa’s options?