Safety and OSHA News

Appeals court considers whether workers’ comp should cover an opioid for back pain

If a doctor prescribes medication for an injured worker that generally isn’t recommended, does workers’ comp have to pay for it?  [Read more…]

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Injured worker says hip surgery caused back pain: Will workers’ comp pay for that?

This injured worker says he suffered hip and back pain. Why does his employer only want workers’ comp to cover the hip injury? How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Can widow get workers’ comp benefits after injured husband overdoses on opioids?

An injured worker died due to an overdose of oxycodone combined with alcohol. His widow sought workers’ compensation death benefits. Did she receive them?  [Read more…]

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Worker fired after injury: Jury awards him $3.6M

Did this company fire a worker for seeking medical treatment for a workplace injury, or was this a case of miscommunication? A jury made the call. [Read more…]

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Is driving for work a pain in the … back?

Can an employee get injured by just sitting in a vehicle and driving? [Read more…]

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