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Workers’ comp also covers farm, ranch workers

December 27, 2012 • Local News

The ruling in a landmark case ensures that all farm and ranch workers are to receive workers’ compensation for injuries sustained while on the job.

The case began in 2009, when three farm and ranch laborers for dairies in New Mexico suffered work-related injuries and were denied compensation under the statutory farm and laborer exclusion. In 2011, 2nd Judicial District Judge Valerie Huling ruled the statute, which denied nearly 10,000 workers compensation, to be unconstitutional.

If a worker has been injured on the job and his employer says he has no workers’ comp, he can file a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Administration. The claim will be reviewed and if it is proven that the Login to read more

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