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, …

Do You Have Health Insurance?

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President Biden Reopens ‘Open Enrollment’ In a time when healthcare is so vital, the Biden administration has extended the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare). The deadline is now May 15th. Health insurance is important not only during and post worker’s compensation settlement but also for everyday quality of life. Unfortunately, many clients …

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How Are Wages Calculated for Workers’ Compensation?

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In Georgia, workers’ compensation wages are calculated based on state law. In simplest terms, your benefit payment will be the average of your weekly salary over a 13-week period. The law clearly states how the weekly benefit rate is calculated.  There are two terms that are important to define when discussing weekly benefits in workers’ compensation claims.  AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE …

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8 Mistakes that Lead to Denial of Workers’ Compensation Claims and How to Avoid Them

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There is nothing more disheartening than getting injured on the job and not receiving workers’ compensation benefits for your care. When denials of claims happen, it is often due to one of these common workers’ compensation mistakes. You can avoid these mistakes with a little bit of knowledge. On-site Mistakes Waiting until Monday to report an accident that happened on …

Pain Management in Workers’ Compensation Cases

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What is Pain Management and How Does it Work? We have many clients who are referred to pain management physicians after they undergo surgeries. Pain management doctors diagnose and treat individuals who are suffering from chronic pain. The goal of a pain management physician is to reduce your pain and at the same time increase your functionality and your quality …

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Permanent Impairment Ratings in Georgia Workers’ Compensation Cases

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Permanent impairment ratings, also referred to as PPD ratings, are assigned by an injured worker’s treating physician when he or she has reached maximum medical improvement (MMI). The ratings are based upon the 5th Edition of the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. In Georgia, after the doctor has assigned a rating, the workers’ compensation statute …