Back injuries are one of the most common causes of workers' compensation claims. And given America's well-developed pharmaceutical industry, this has created a tendency to rely too much on opioid drugs to provide pain relief.
Back injuries are one of the most common types of work injury. Indeed, they are one of the most common types of injury - period.
The healthcare industry employs many workers, from doctors and nurses to lab technicians and receptionists. All of the roles are important. Yet some jobs are more dangerous than others in terms of suffering workplace injuries.
Work injuries can take a long time to heal. Workers compensation benefits are designed to help an injured employee receive the necessary medical care and rehabilitation while that happens.
In our September 27 post, we wrote about the workers' compensation dispute concerning a former punter for the Washington Redskins. The Redskins' insurance company took the position that the injured punter should have filed his claim in Virginia, where the team has its practice facility. The company made this argument even though the Redskins are incorporated in Maryland and the injury occurred there.
Workers' compensation is a system that is designed to compensate workers for workplace injuries. Professional athletes who are injured make the news all the time, but it is not very often that an injury to a professional athlete makes the news because of a workers' compensation case. However, an injury to an NFL player has recently done just that.