There has been an increasing trend in state laws allowing workers to receive workers comp benefits. this is a great step forward towards reform. it showing the general acceptance of these workers. Allowing benefits protects them from employers who only hire them to deny them those benefits. in this article http://www.workforce.com/articles/illegal-immigrants-covered-by-nebraska-workers-comp-system-court . A courts decision allowed an employee benefits after being severely injured on the job site. The court decided that the benefits should be allowed against the employers benefits. this is a great leap in ethics as this particular employer was willing to deny benefits, as it intended to do in the first place.