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Undocumented, and Unprotected? No Work Comp Benefits for Illegal Immigrants in WY… Mostly


This is the next article in's “Undocumented, and Unprotected?” series, as our writers explore what is it like to be an undocumented worker in the U.S., and what it means regarding workers' compensation.


Cheyenne, WY ( – Unlike many states in this series where there is some gray area in regard to workers’ comp benefits for undocumented workers, in Wyoming, the law is pretty clear: Unauthorized immigrants are not entitled to workers’ comp benefits.

However, it does happen, albeit rare.

“The Supreme Court of Wyoming has ruled on this issue before and notes the following language consistently in its rulings,” said Hayley...

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