disability questions

Are Short Term Disability or Long Term Disability Benefits Available to me if I Have a Workers’ Comp Case?

Sadow & Froy Best Tips

We are often asked by our clients if they can collect Short Term or Long Term Disability benefits at the same time as they are receiving workers’ compensation benefits for an accident on the job. First of all, in order to receive either Short or Long Term Disability benefits, you need to find out if you have this coverage under …

knee surgery impairment rating

How do Impairment Ratings get Assigned After Knee Surgery?

Sadow & Froy Best Tips

If you suffer a serious workers’ compensation knee injury, your doctor may recommend knee surgery.  Even after you have knee surgery, you may still have some permanent limitations as a result of your injury. In Georgia and many other states, workers’ compensation pays you some benefits when you have a permanent impairment due to your injury. Unfortunately, there is no …

successful deposition in workers' compensation

What You Need to Know Before Giving a Successful Deposition in a Workers’ Compensation Case

Sadow & Froy Best Tips

Successful deposition testimony can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case! Many times, after a successful deposition, a workers’ compensation case does not go to court. The case may settle or the case may be accepted as compensable which means that the insurance company will start paying your income benefits and provide you with medical treatment for your injuries.

return to work after injury

The Key to a Successful Return to Work After a Work-Related Injury

Sadow & Froy Best Tips

Many of our clients suffer Catastrophic work-related injuries and are not able to return to work. However, we also represent injured workers who may be able to return to light-duty positions that do not match their pre-injury jobs. We know this can be a frightening situation, but we also believe that when one door closes, another better door can open. Particularly …

functional capacity evaluation by physical therapist

What You Need to Know Before Going to a Functional Capacity Evaluation “FCE”

Sadow & Froy Best Tips

Why are you being referred for an FCE? As you approach maximum medical improvement from your work-related injury, your authorized treating physician may order a Functional Capacity Evaluation or “FCE”.  The purpose of the FCE is to determine what your physical abilities and limitations are.  Your treating physician needs to ultimately make an assessment regarding whether you can return to your pre-injury …

Work Injury Tips

10 New Year’s Tips If You Have Been Injured On The Job In Georgia

Sadow & Froy Best Tips

1. Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you. If you don’t have an attorney, it is not a level playing field. 2. Don’t let your employer send you to a clinic without showing you the panel of physicians first. 3. Don’t call out sick without an excuse from your authorized treating physician, or you run the risk of …

low back pain work injury

Chronic Back Pain: New Treatment Option

Sadow & Froy Best Tips

Chronic Back Pain Back pain is one of the most common reasons people see a doctor or miss time from work.  The number of people globally with low back pain increased from 377.5 million in 1990 to 577 million in 2017.  Chronic back pain resulting from work-related injuries affects thousands of Georgia’s workers each year. Vertebrogenic Pain The FDA recently …

worker has fallen and construction hat is on the ground nearby

Falls From Heights

Sadow & Froy Best Tips

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 …

four surgeons in an operating room

Failed Back Surgeries

Sadow & Froy Best Tips, Injuries We Handle

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 …