PA Court: Employer has burden to prove injured worker is not a legal, documented worker

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court took up the issue of which party bears the burden of proving whether an injured worker is ineligible for workers compensation benefits because they are in the United States illegally.   The answer the Court provided was that the burden to prove an injured worker is illegal lies with the employer, not the employee. In this specific case, an injured worker filed a Claim Petition for wage loss benefits.   A hearing for Claimant testimony was…

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