Ozark, MO asked in Workers' Compensation for Missouri

Q: How can an employer prove being under the influence of marijuana was the main cause of my injury?

I was recently hurt badly at work. I used marijuana 2 weeks prior to my accident. I got smashed by a tree clearing timber. I'm a carpenter not a logger. Broken femor high up by hip. Won't walk for at least 8 months and possibly never be the same. I was absolutely not using marijuana at the time of the accident. My question is how will this impact my case? Also how could my employer prove I was using marijuana when I absolutely was not. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Andrew Hahn
Andrew Hahn
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: You need to hire an attorney to handle your workers compensation case. You need to understand that an employer will likely fight your claim, because it seems like your claim will be very large on the damages.

As for the marijuana, your attorney will need to conduct discovery to see what the evidence bears out.

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