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Workers' comp

Risk and Insurance
Mon, 2012-12-03

Highlights: Several studies associate workers' marijuana smoking with increased absences, tardiness, accidents, workers' compensation claims, and job turnover. When viewed in light of the primary goal in workers' compensation, which is to return to work, the issue becomes much clearer. The therapeutic effects of medical marijuana treatment are counterintuitive to meeting the intended therapeutic outcome for any injured worker.

Risk and Insurance
Wed, 2012-09-12

Highlights: In Arkansas, a worker's admission that he used illegal drugs that made it harder for him to concentrate will make it difficult for him to rebut the presumption that his injury was substantially occasioned by the use of illegal drugs. The Arkansas Court of Appeals held that a worker was not entitled to benefits because his injury was substantially occasioned by the use of illegal drugs.

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Risk and Insurance
Wed, 2012-09-12

Highlights: The Arkansas Court of Appeals held that a worker was not entitled to benefits because his injury was substantially occasioned by the use of illegal drugs. A worker's admission that he used illegal drugs that made it harder for him to concentrate will make it difficult for him to rebut the presumption that his injury was substantially occasioned by the use of illegal drugs.

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