Our question for today is if I fail a drug test, will that eliminate my ability to collect, on a workers’ compensation injury claim? The the answer on this is maybe. It may not, it may affect your claim. It depends on (1) how the accident or injury occurred, and (2) if the drugs in your system helped contribute or cause the injury or accident. If it did not, then you would still be entitled to workers’ compensation. So, very, very fact specific. Highly recommend that you speak with a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney so you can cover the facts and they can ask the detailed questions that they need to know to see if they can help you obtain your workers’ compensation benefits. The law is clear if you were under the influence of alcohol or drugs and that helped cause or contribute to your injury, you would not be entitled to workers’ compensation. However, if it didn’t cause or contribute to your injury then there is a possibility that you could still be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. We’ve seen cases both ways. And so, it’s very fact specific. If you have any, uh, specific questions regarding your claim please give us a call at the number below or come watch our other videos. Thank you.
Ty Wilson is a workers’ compensation attorney in Georgia and is dedicated to helping injured people and their families. Call his office today at 866-937-5454 to order his free report, Common Myths Associated with Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claims. This report is intended to give you and/or your loved one a basic understanding of what you are entitled to under workers’ compensation and more importantly what you are not entitled to in your Georgia workers’ compensation claim.