Smoking weed during the weekends but injured during a work day. At work got injured in the neck and debating whether to go to a clinic. What type of testing is it? Urine, blood or hair?
You sound concerned? No worries, put your mind at ease. It does not matter for your WC claim at this point because the IC cannot prove WHEN the MJ was consumed. (Generally it's a UA) That is a reason why many employers demand workers report an injury the day of an injury, now its too late for them. However, they could still terminate you if you violated their policy. I will change this classification to wc. Best of luck to you.
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Relax, Workers' Compensation is not probation. However, my colleague is correct. If you violated company policy it could be grounds for termination. Please obtain a Workers' Compensation attorney who practices in Texas. An attorney can maximize the value of your claim.
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Marijuana can be detected in urine, blood and saliva drug tests. Thankfully, filing a WC claim does not mean that you will be required to take any such test. It is important that you seek medical care quickly and contact a local WC practitioner.
In the State of Tennessee, if the Employer is a Tn Drug Free Workplace compliant Employer, the testing will be Urine Analysis. If the Employer is not a TDFW Employer, the testing can be Urine, Blood or Hair testing.
I'm only licensed in California, but a client who had simultaenous California and Texas claim had his Urine tested. That said, he later had blood work when he was on opiate pain killers (testing for other chemicals). If your employer has a very strict 'no controlled substances' policy and THC shows up, you may be looking for a new job. In Texas you have a free resource for help on your work injury: the Office in Injured Employee Counsel ... hope this link works: http://www.oiec.texas.gov/
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