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Henry Mendia – An Immigrant’s Story

Friday, April 30th, 2010

A young Hispanic worker got hurt on the job, and Hill & Moin LLP got him a payday.

Henry Mendia, 27, from Queens was injured doing construction work as a day laborer almost three years ago. He was working below ground level when an unattended wheelbarrow crashed down on his head, neck, back, and shoulders. The impact knocked him unconscious for about 20 minutes. He ended up needing several stitches and losing his hearing in one ear. Henry’s boss followed him to the hospital and tried to buy his silence with a few thousands dollars.

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