expert negotiators

10 Strengths of Experienced Negotiators

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Is your worker’s compensation attorney an experienced negotiator?  Expert negotiation skills make a huge difference in the outcome of your mediation. When you are deciding who to represent you in your workers’ compensation claim, be sure the attorney has most, if not all, of these signs of a top negotiator. With more than 30 years of experience, the attorneys at Sadow & …

The Role of Caregiver After Catastrophic Injury 

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When someone suffers a catastrophic work-related injury, finding the right caregiver is a very important part of the recovery process.  Caregiving can be provided by agency staff or by family members if an RN or LPN is not required.  While almost all seriously injured workers prefer to have family members care for them, it is so important that the caregiver does …

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6 Tips to Avoid Ladder Injuries

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We often see serious work-related injuries when our clients have fallen from ladders.  Many ladder injuries can be prevented if proper safety techniques are followed.  There are more than 300 ladder-related deaths and over 130,000 emergency room visits related to ladders each year, as well as 2,000 ladder-related injuries every day. ANSI.Org It is important to first consider the task …

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6 Common Nursing Injuries

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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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Tips to Reduce Overexertion Injuries

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The number of serious injuries we see from overexertion at work is dramatically rising. Quite often these injuries occur because companies with staffing shortages require their employee to work overtime to make up for the reduction in personnel.  Whether you spend your days on an assembly line, typing on a computer, or somewhere in between, it’s important to know the …

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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, …

5 Keys to a Successful Mediation

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“Throughout my career, I have successfully mediated hundreds of cases.  I enjoy settlement mediations because they give my clients a day where the entire focus of the parties is on the resolution of their case. “ Susan Sadow, Founding Attorney Mediation is an excellent means by which attorneys can secure an extremely favorable settlement outcome for their clients’ workers’ compensation cases. …

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Tree Removal: a Leading Cause of On-The-Job Injuries

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Spring storms in Georgia often mean downed trees and power lines.  We depend on professionals to take care of these problems, both before and after they fall.  According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 200 fatal injuries and thousands of injuries from tree removal on average every year in the United States. These statistics make tree removal …

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4 Benefits of a Workers’ Compensation Settlement

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When I started practicing workers’ compensation law, one my firm’s senior partners gave me some sage advice. He said that the best workers’ compensation case is a settled case. In many instances, this is indeed true. What are the benefits of a workers’ compensation settlement? Lump sum settlements of workers’ compensation cases can be very beneficial to injured workers.  However, …