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Court: Medical marijuana qualifies for workers' comp benefits

Many people use marijuana to help ease pain. However, even though medical professionals have argued that it's less addictive and dangerous than some prescription pain killers, it's still illegal under federal law. It's categorized as a Schedule 1 drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Why do first responders end up in emergency rooms as patients?

If you or a loved one is an emergency medical technician (EMT), you may be heartened to hear that the demand for them is expected to keep growing for at least the next few years. However, as you know, it's a physically and emotionally demanding occupation.

State supreme court affirms rulings in favor of flight attendant

When a person suffers an injury on an employee shuttle, are they entitled to workers' compensation? One Pennsylvania case that has taken nearly five years to reach a resolution just got a unanimous ruling from the state's high court in the employee's favor.

Can you get workers' comp for a holiday party injury?

You were at your company's holiday party. The star on the top of the Christmas tree fell off, so, in the Christmas spirit, you got up on a chair to put it back on. You slipped and fell off the chair at an awkward ankle, breaking your leg. Can you get workers' compensation for that injury?

What are causes and symptoms of repetitive strain injuries?

When many people hear about someone developing a repetitive strain injury (RSI) on the job, they assume that the individual works in a secretarial field where they do a lot of typing. This isn't the only type of profession where workers develop this type of injury though. Professional athletes, assembly line, construction, grocery store, delivery and trades workers and baristas all develop these injuries too.

What's the human cost of Amazon's quick delivery?

Millions of people who rely on Amazon for everything from household goods and clothes to food and electronics have come to expect most of their purchases will arrive within a day or two -- particularly Amazon Prime members. However, what is the human toll of this race to deliver packages quickly?

Are dental injuries covered by workers' compensation?

When most people think about workplace injuries, they thought of cuts, bruises, broken bones and maybe even head injuries often come to mind. Very few individuals think about a worker's mouth getting hurt. These types of incidents are often quite painful. Employees suffer mouth injuries on the job more often than you may suspect is the case though.

Why should handymen have workers' compensation coverage?

If you run a small handyman business, then you're likely a "jack of all trades." You probably feel invincible since you have years of experience in completing a variety of home repairs. We all make mistakes though. You can get hurt on the job. This is why you should have workers' compensation coverage before you take on more clients.

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