FREE CONSULTATION (314) 361-4300

Injured At Work While On Prescription Meds – Can It Affect Your Claim?

Workers who are on prescription medication also have a right to workers compensation, as long as they were taking it based on a doctor’s prescription and not self-medicating. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017 there were 952 cases of overdose death involving opioids in Missouri, leading to a 16.5 rate per … Read more

Updated: February 18, 2022

Failing a Drug Test and Work Injuries

Work Accident Lawyer St Louis

Testing positive for drugs does not necessarily mean that you will be denied workers’ compensation benefits. With opioid abuse at epidemic proportions and the use of medical marijuana becoming legal in many places, you may not be eligible to collect workers’ compensation if you are injured while on the job and you are found to be … Read more

Updated: March 11, 2022

Prescription Painkillers at Work – St. Louis Work Comp Attorney

st louis work comp prescription painkillers

Prescription painkillers, especially opioid prescription painkillers, can prove hazardous to workers. Many workers use prescription painkillers for their injuries. While these are legal and are given with a valid prescription, opioid prescription painkillers can prove hazardous to workers. Prescription painkillers are addictive and according to the National Safety Council (NSC), more than 45 people die every day … Read more

Updated: January 31, 2017

St. Louis Injured at Work Attorneys – Opioid Use Among Injured Workers

st louis injured at work prescription drugs

Opioids are often used as prescription drugs for treating long-term chronic pain in injured workers. Studies have shown that prolonged usage and high doses of opioids can lead to addiction and cause other problems such as decreased ability to work, increase in disability for which the opioid was prescribed, and may even cause death in certain … Read more

Updated: January 31, 2017