This case shows that some states will hold employers to strict standards when it comes to proving that an employee shouldn’t receive workers’ comp because they were under the influence of marijuana.
Judges split 2-1 on whether an employee who was injured at work should receive workers’ comp benefits after testing positive for weed. Which side prevailed?
If a doctor prescribes medication for an injured worker that generally isn’t recommended, does workers’ comp have to pay for it?
For a while, it seemed states were slowly accepting that medical marijuana would be covered under workers’ compensation. But a Maine court decision goes against that trend.
Recent statistics show, while the U.S. may be making strides in the opioid epidemic, usage for some illegal drugs has gone up.
How long does it take for chronic opioid users to wean completely off the drugs after a workplace injury?
More than 37,000 people were killed in traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2016. A safety group has ranked states by the number of laws they’ve passed to reduce that number.
Unintentional, preventable injuries (aka accidental injuries) are now the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council.
An employee takes opioids for chronic back pain following a workplace injury. His doctor prescribed another drug to counteract drowsiness from taking opioids. Does workers’ comp have to pay for the second medication?