Workers comp drug test.

Employers are often less concerned with the well being of an injured worker following a job injury and more concerned about having the injured worker take a drug test. Many people believe that a drug test is warranted or relevant in all workers' compensation claims. This assumption is false. In fact, there are very few cases where a drug test is actually relevant and timely administered. Under Georgia workers' compensation law, a drug or alchohol screening has to be performed within a certain amount of time following a job injury. Further, in order for a drug screen to be relevant, there has to be a causal connection between the alleged intoxication and the job accident. If your Employer is requesting that you take a drug test several days or weeks after a job injury, this request is really not warranted and has nothing to do with your claim. If you have questions about workers' comp drug screens call experienced workers' compensation trial attorney Brian H. Sumrall at (404) 857-3835 or visit

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