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Falls From Heights

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Falling from heights, while more common in a construction or manual work environment, can also take place in other environments such as offices and retail outlets. According to OSHA, these types of falls are the largest cause of occupational fatalities in the construction industry, accounting for 566 out of 1623 occupational deaths in the U.S. A lack of fall protection …

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Failed Back Surgeries

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There was a recent mass shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The shooter was suffering from increased pain following a failed back surgery and targeted his surgeon in the attack. While we do not condone violence of any sort, this attack leads us to examine Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. The man was noted to be experiencing excruciating back pain, and we are …

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What is a Rehabilitation Conference?

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We recently attended a Rehabilitation Conference with a client at the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.  A Rehabilitation Conference is a conference scheduled with the Rehabilitation Division of the State Board in catastrophic cases.  A catastrophic case entitles injured workers to lifetime income benefits and medical and rehabilitation services not offered in other cases. The purpose of these conferences is …

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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, …