Workers' Compensation for Illegal Alien Workers

Authored by , LegalMatch Law Library Managing Editor and Attorney at Law

Find a Lawyer

What is Workers' Compensation?

Workers' compensation was created to give employers and employees fair compensation in lieu of a formal judicial process if any injury occurred while "on the job." Its purpose is to provide compensation for disability or death that may result from an occupational injury. It is important to note that workers' compensation is not insurance, rather it removes the employer negligence claim and replaces it with a set legal process. 

Who Qualifies for Workers' Compensation?

Generally, legal employees of a company will qualify for workers' compensation. An employee, for purposes of workers' compensation coverage, is any person who has entered into or works under any contract of service with an employer.

How Do Courts View Illegal Aliens in Terms of Workers' Compensation? 

There is a split of authority as to whether illegal aliens may benefit from workers' compensation coverage. The views of authority include:

Full Benefits:

No Benefits:

Some Benefits:

Should I Seek an Attorney to Assist Me with My Workers' Compensation Benefits Case?

Although workers' compensation can be somewhat straighforward, often times there will be a judicial process involved. An experienced workers' compensation attorney will support and guide you through your case and protect your interests.

Consult a Lawyer - Present Your Case Now!
Last Modified: 09-29-2011 02:25 PM PDT

Find the Right Lawyer Now

Did you find this article informative?

Link to this page

Law Library Disclaimer

Workers' Compensation for Illegal Alien Workers,  workers compensation benefits,contract of service,illegal alien workers,workers compensation coverage,workers compensation,illegal alien,disability benefits,compensation benefits,compensation coverage,immigration law,judicial process,employment law,occupational injury