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“Light Duty” Risks for Healthcare Workers

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One of the issues related to workers’ compensation claims in the healthcare system is that workers’ compensation carriers will attempt to bring injured employees back to work at “light duty” when in fact any job surrounding patient care is on its face a heavy job.

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Psychological Injury Compensation

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At Sadow & Froy, we get calls about psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder, psychological trauma resulting from an injury, and emotional distress resulting from issues at work.  In Georgia, there are very few circumstances where psychological treatment is found to be the responsibility of the workers’ compensation insurance company.  The first question that must be addressed when we …

Workers’ Compensation Increases Company Accountability

Sadow & Froy Hot Topics, Injuries We Handle

Workplace injuries are unfortunately common. Any time there is an injury, accountability should be demanded by individuals, the legal system, and the government. The worker should always receive benefits owed through workers’ compensation. However, when injuries occur because of repeated neglect of safety, not only should workers receive swift and fair compensation, but companies should implement changes. Workers’ Compensation advocates, …

Workers’ Compensation Maximum Increases

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Effective July 1, 2022, workers’ compensation maximum payouts will increase. The maximum weekly compensation rate for temporary total disability benefits (TTD) will increase from $675.00 per week to $725.00 per week for injuries on or after July 1, 2022.  The maximum rate for temporary partial disability benefits (TPD) will increase from $450 per week to $483.00 per week for injuries …

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6 Common Nursing Injuries

Sadow & Froy Best Tips, Hot Topics, Injuries We Handle

Nursing is definitely a fulfilling and rewarding occupation.  Nurses choose their jobs because they want to do meaningful work and help people.  However, nurses face many workplace hazards, which can result in serious injuries.  The most common injuries that nurses encounter on the job fall into six categories. Overexertion Slip and Falls Violence Contact with Objects or Equipment Transportation Incidents …

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Avoid Being Accused of Malingering

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malingering \ mə-​ˈliŋ-​g(ə-​)riŋ (verb): to pretend or exaggerate incapacity or illness (as to avoid duty or work) Merriam-Webster One of the ways insurance companies try to reduce the value of a workers’ compensation claim is by claiming an injured worker is “malingering” or exaggerating symptoms. We recently attended the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Association conference. In a panel discussion at the conference, …

Hope for Paralysis Treatment

Sadow & Froy Hot Topics, Injuries We Handle

Paralysis is one of the most traumatic workers’ compensation injuries we see. Paralysis impacts every aspect of a person’s life, as well as the lives of their loved ones. When we represent clients with work-related spinal cord injuries, we know their journey toward a new normal is a long one. Compensation needs to be more than adequate to cover medical …

Third-Party Negligence Cases

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When an injured worker’s accident is due to third-party negligence, the injured worker has the right to file a civil lawsuit against the at-fault third party.  At Sadow & Froy, we work to connect our clients with the best personal injury attorney if we find that there may be potential third-party negligence so that our clients can seek all avenues …