A tribunal has affirmed that dissatisfaction with employer-provided rehabilitation programs does not excuse the failure of injured workers to comply with them, in denying a "resistant" worker a new program with her preferred hours.
Canadian work health experts have joined the growing list of researchers warning that prescribing opioids for work-related injuries can lead to serious harm and protracted claims, and should be avoided.
A major report, prompted by a public health emergency declared by US President Donald Trump, has found a high proportion of injured workers are prescribed opioids, often unnecessarily, exposing them to the risk of addiction within days of use and driving up employers' workers' comp costs.
An employer's actions in refusing a worker with a mental illness accommodations to return to work during a busy period were "realistic" and did not amount to discrimination against her impairments, a commission has ruled.
A tribunal has rejected claims that surgery severed the causal relationship between a worker's employment and her carpal tunnel syndrome, and stressed that her overseas move didn't void her former employer's rehabilitation obligations to her.