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Many Farmworkers Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Migrant and seasonal workers often are not afforded coverage

Although agriculture is one of the nation's most hazardous industries, about half of all states allow agricultural employers to provide little or no workers’ compensation coverage for migrant and seasonal farmworkers.

Many states do not require agricultural employers to provide workers’ compensation coverage for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. The states are almost evenly split between those that provide all or most migrant and seasonal farmworkers with workers’ compensation coverage and those that require little or no coverage for this workforce.

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