Illegal Invader entitled to tazpayer funded benifits.
Las Vegas SUN: Calif. Ruling Expands Workers' Comp
: "LOS ANGELES (AP) - Illegal immigrants injured on the job are entitled to workers' compensation benefits despite their legal status, a state appeals court ruled.
The 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled in a case involving Torrance-based coffee roaster Farmer Bros. Co., which had tried to deny workers' comp benefits to an employee who was in the country illegally.
Farmers Bros. argued that federal immigration laws superseded the state's workers' compensation system, which provides medical care and disability benefits to injured employees.
The court disagreed, upholding an earlier decision against Farmer Bros. by the state Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
'California law has expressly declared immigration status irrelevant to the issue of liability to pay compensation to an injured worker,' the three-judge panel said in a unanimous ruling issued late Monday."