A recent study has found that the opioid epidemic is greatly affecting Maryland employees who are receiving workers' compensation. Nearly one third of Maryland employees who were prescribed opioids while out on workers' compensation filled the prescription more than 90 days from the date of injury. The study sites that 90 days of opioid use is the definition of persistent use.
In many industries, workers are subjected to repeat tasks that end up causing an injury that is eligible for compensation. These are repetitive motion injuries.
Maryland employers have the responsibility to keep workplaces safe and train all incoming employees on safety measures. As new safety guidelines are implemented, employers also have the obligation to provide continued support and training to employees while maintaining safe and productive workplaces. The main goal of the guidelines is to help eliminate workplace injuries. When employers ignore safety concerns, employees often suffer the consequences.
Employers have the responsibility under Maryland law to do everything in their power to keep their employees safe while working on the job. Ensuring the work site is safe is imperative to keeping workplace injuries at bay, but some employers fail to follow the laws. When safety is not a concern, accidents and fatalities can occur.
Safety in the Maryland workplace has improved over the last decade by leaps and bounds. Most employers have gone to great lengths and expense to see that their employees are kept safe and up to date on safety trainings. Workplace injuries can and still occur, more so when an employer or company doesn't put good safety practices into place and neglects to use safety guidelines on machines and equipment.
Being injured while on the job is still a very common occurrence. Employees can be injured while performing almost any type of work-related activity. Even with the standards implemented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, workplace injuries still affect many Maryland residents. When an accident happens while one is on the job, seeking benefits through the workers' compensation program to help cover lost wages while one is unable to work is how most employees make it through the difficult financial time.
Workplace accidents can happen at any time while one is working. Most Maryland employers make it a top priority to keep their employees safe while they are working on the job. Guidelines, policies and trainings are put into place to help meet the standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Even with the best placed policies, highest standards and relentless training, workplace injuries still occur.
Many Maryland residents head to work at some point during the day to provide a service for the community and to put food on their own tables at home. When heading off to their place of employment, many do not think about the possibility of falling victim to workplace injuries. Regardless of the task performed, the risk is present, as two landscapers recently became victims of electrical shock.
Providing for a family or simply making ends meet for one's self can be an overwhelming task in today's economic climate. Hard work sometimes entails long hours, physically demanding labor or mentally intensive tasks. Regardless of the work Maryland residents perform, the risk for workplace injuries is still present. After many conflicting reports, a woman has been identified as one of the latest to suffer an on-the-job accident.
Construction work can be physically demanding and is oftentimes dangerous. Workplace injuries can occur if safety and training are not held to high standards and establishments don't follow the laws set forth to protect employees. When an employer refuses to supply the materials or training necessary to keep a Maryland work site safe, legal action can follow.