Thursday, February 9th, 2017

$1M Federal Jury Verdict for Injured Undocumented Worker: Romero v. Reiman Corp. (D. Wyo.)

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Denver attorney James E. Gigax writes: "This will summarize a jury verdict rendered on Friday April 27, 2012, in U.S. District Court (D.Wyo.).  Omar Romero's Wyoming work comp claim was denied because he was undocumented, so we sued his employer, a contractor, in federal court, in common law. 

CASE: Omar Romero v Reiman Corp. 

JUDGE: Hon. Nancy D. Freudenthal 

VERDICT: $1,000,000, non-economic damages only. 10% fault to plaintiff

Summary: Workplace injury from 10 foot+ fall upon concrete.  Worker stuck with medical bills as he, as an illegal immigrant, is not an "employee" under Wyoming Workers Compensation.  The employer denies responsibility