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 …

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 …

Opioids and Pain Management in Workers’ Compensation

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Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription pain medication such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine and morphine. While opioids can be effective in managing pain, they also come with the risk of dependence, addiction, and other adverse effects. In the past, doctors in Georgia, like in many other states, commonly prescribed opioids to injured workers to manage their pain. …

Importance of A Good Attorney-Client Relationship in a Workers’ Compensation Case

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The attorney-client relationship is crucial in any legal case and particularly in workers’ compensation cases. A strong and positive attorney-client relationship can significantly impact the outcome of your case as well as your overall experience. Here are some key reasons why a good attorney-client relationship is essential to your workers’ compensation case: At Sadow & Froy we know that a …

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Breaking News: Increase in Weekly Compensation Rate for Georgia’s  Injured Workers Effective July 1, 2023

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Injured workers in Georgia who are unable to work are entitled to receive non-taxable weekly workers’ compensation benefits that are 2/3 of their pre-injury average weekly wage. Currently, the cap on these weekly benefits (known as temporary total disability benefits or TTD))  is $725.00. However, the 2023 Georgia Legislative session has just ended and we are happy to share some …

warehouse injuries are the most common form of workers' compensation injury

High Risk of Injury for Warehouse Workers

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Statistically, we have found that five out of every 100 warehouse workers in the United States can expect to suffer an injury. This is almost two times the average nationally for any industry. 15% of all accidental deaths take place when people work in a warehouse, and 25% of all injuries nationwide occurred to warehouse workers. You’re eight times more likely to suffer a back injury if you work in a warehouse than in another environment.