Florida legislators discuss change in law that punishes injured immigrant workers


n 2014, Abednego nearly severed his index finger while working construction. His boss hired him without verifying his documents. After the injury, he was fired and denied medical care. He was arrested for fraud and spent 33 days in detention.

A Florida lawmaker said he will file a measure in the session that began Tuesday to require employers and insurers to pay workers’ compensation benefits to undocumented workers injured on the job who now can be denied coverage.

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