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May 2013 Archives

Opioid use may be bad for workers compensation system

According to the California Workers' Compensation Institute, the number of California employees taking opioids to deal with work-related injuries has increased over the last eight years. Between 2002 and 2011, there was reportedly a 300 percent increase in opioid prescriptions, going from around one percent to 5 percent. Payments for opioids during that period rose from 4 percent to 18 percent, a 321 percent increase.

Workers and children deserve compensation for in-utero injuries

Injury at the workplace can bring a lot of complication into one's life, but for female workers who are pregnant, the complications could become even greater. If a pregnant worker's unborn child is injured on the job, the worker will be eligible for workers' compensation benefits, but what about the child--will he or she have a right to sue the employer for damages after birth?

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