There are many different types of work injuries that can result in chronic back pain. In the Baltimore area and across the nation, construction accidents involving falls are one cause. And there are many others.
We've followed the issue of overuse of narcotic painkillers closely in this blog. Six weeks ago, in our April 12 post, we discussed how doctors and pharmaceutical companies are often too eager to push opioid drugs like Oxycontin, Vicodin or Percocet on people in need of pain relief.
Picture a work environment featuring strained muscles and joints., frequent injuries and a professional culture resistant to safety improvement.
Workers’ compensation is a program designed to provide benefits to employees who get hurt on the job. Employers’ obligations are to provide such benefits for employees — not temporary workers, independent contractors, consultants or other non-employees.