The Power of the Authorized Treating Physician (ATP)

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The authorized treating physician (ATP) in a Georgia workers’ compensation case has tremendous power. The ATP is responsible for overseeing an injured worker’s medical care from start to finish.  This includes making treatment recommendations, assigning work restrictions and making referrals to other specialists, if needed.  When an injured worker reaches maximum medical improvement (MMI), it will be up to the …

Eight Essential Qualities That Set Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Apart From Our Competitors

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1. Knowledge and Expertise: We have a thorough knowledge and understanding of Georgia Workers’ Compensation law. We take the time to attend continuing education seminars that enable us to stay updated on any and all changes or amendments to the workers’ compensation laws. At Sadow & Froy, we are very adept at and enjoy handling complex workers’ compensation cases. 2. Experience: We …

Housing Issues in Workers’ Compensation

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Housing issues in a workers’ compensation claim are very complex. Each case presents a new and unique challenge based upon the facts of that specific case.  In order to arrive at a solution for suitable housing in a catastrophic injury case, we look at the extent of our client’s injuries, our client’s residual function post-injury and his or her pre-injury …

Empowering Justice:  The Benefits of All-Female Law Firms

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In recent years, the legal profession has made significant strides towards gender equality, with more women entering law schools and practicing law than ever before.  One intriguing development within this landscape is the rise of all-female law firms. These firms, led and staffed exclusively by women are reshaping the legal industry in remarkable ways.  In this blog post, we will …

Indemnity Only Settlements in Workers’ Compensation Cases

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The majority of the time, when we settle a workers’ compensation case, we resolve both the income benefits and medical benefits portions of the case in a global settlement. However, there are some circumstances where it is more beneficial to settle the income benefits portion only and leave the medical open for the remainder of our client’s lifetime. My clients …

Hot Topics in Georgia Workers’ Compensation

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Workers’ compensation is ever changing and evolving as changes arise in the work force.  In Georgia, workers’ compensation law are subject to ongoing changes and developments.  In this blog, we will delve into some of the hot topics in Georgia workers’ compensation, highlighting recent trends and key issues affecting both employees and employers.  Remote Work and Workers’ Compensation  The rises …

Which Injuries Result in the Most Lost Time from Work?

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The answer to this question may surprise you!  The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) recently reported that individuals who suffer shoulder injuries on the job receive the longest period of temporary total disability benefits for being out of work.  The average length of time it takes someone with a shoulder injury to return to work is 123 days.  The …

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar Stores Finally Reach Settlement with OSHA

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We are happy to report that following years of citations over blocked safety exits and other unsafe conditions in Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores across the country, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week a corporate-wide settlement that calls for the company to improve conditions and pay $1.35 million in penalties. Dollar Tree Inc., which owns …

Forklift Injuries and Tips for Prevention

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Forklifts are essential equipment in many industries, but they can pose significant risks if not operated and managed safely. Forklift injuries can result from a variety of factors, including operator errors, mechanical failures, inadequate training, and poor workplace practices. Here are some common types of forklift injuries and ways to prevent them: Falls: Operators can fall from the forklift due …