It's a restaurant with 30 + employees, The owner had illegal immigrants doing the demo work, and the demo workers are also the cooks there
In that case, they should have workers' compensation coverage. You would have the option of pursuing a case against them in civil court for negligence or workers' compensation court for workers' compensation benefits. The key difference is that, unlike civil court, workers' compensation does not provide for pain and suffering. However, workers' compensation is a no-fault system, so you do not need to prove your employer was negligent. You must be careful though, because once you choose and file a claim in either court, with very limited exceptions, you cannot file a claim in the other court. You should contact an attorney to make this decision.