Immigrant status not a basis to deny workers compensation: Court

 Friday, July 1, 2011

 Business Insurance

An employer should have known an injured worker was an illegal immigrant and can’t use that illegal status to deny workers compensation benefits, a Florida appellate court has ruled. The case, HDV Construction Systems Inc. and Gallagher Basset Services Inc. vs. Luis E. Aragon, involved a farm worker who fell 30 feet, requiring extensive medical treatment that included a spinal cord stimulator implant, court records state.
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