As an effort to avoid taking responsibility for work-related injury, most employers make all injured workers take a drug test after they have been hurt on the job. This comes up most frequently in accidents related to motor vehicles.
If you are injured on the job and fail a mandatory drug test, your employer will most likely deny your claim. But, if you were not intoxicated at the time of your injury, there’s a good chance you will be able to successfully dispute the rejection.
Cases such as these generally vary in results from case to case. But, having an attorney on your side that is Certified by the Pa. Bar Association section on Workers' Compensation as approved by the Pa. Supreme Court will greatly increase your chances of winning the case.
For the sake of keeping your job (many employers randomly drug test) and also not being a hazard on the job site (among other reasons), it’s in your best interest to steer clear of drugs. Especially right before reporting to work. BUT, if you have been injured on the job and your claim has been denied as a result of a positive drug test, you may still be entitled to Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits. The best way to find out is to consult with a competent Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney.
If you are a resident of Harrisburg, Williamsport, or Lewistown and your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, contact PaWorkersCompHelpNow at 877-COMPHELP for a free consultation.