Section 25-5-87

Preference of right to compensation, etc.

The right to compensation and of compensation awarded any injured employee or for death claims to his dependents shall have the same preference against the assets of the employer as other unpaid wages for labor; but such compensation shall not become a lien upon the property of third persons by reason of such preference.

(Acts 1919, No. 245, p. 206; Code 1923, §7577; Code 1940, T. 26, §303.)