Monthly Archives: June 2014

Opioids in the workplace: An issue to track in 2014

Chances are that if one of your employees suffered back pain from a workplace injury, he or she was treated with a prescription painkiller, most of which are opioids. A May 2013 report in Insurance Journal points out that about 42 percent of workers with back injuries were prescribed opioids in the first year after… read more

Injuries Drop by Double-Digits; But Claims of Employer Retaliation Rise

Last year the federal government announced the good news: Workplace injuries dropped by an impressive 31 percent over the past decade. Mitigating this news was the doubling of federal and state court cases from about 50 to 100 in 2012 regarding retaliation for workers compensation claims, according to a story last year in the Wall… read more