New Rotator Cuff Balloon Procedure Could be Game Changer for Severe Tears

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Rotator cuff tears are the primary reason why injured workers with shoulder pain go to the doctor. Aninnovative new balloon procedure is now available for some individuals with “irreparable rotator cufftears”. This procedure is designed to allow people with severe shoulder injuries to recover faster withless pain. The new minimally invasive technique can be utilized when an injured worker has …

Workers’ Compensation Increases Company Accountability

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Workplace injuries are unfortunately common. Any time there is an injury, accountability should be demanded by individuals, the legal system, and the government. The worker should always receive benefits owed through workers’ compensation. However, when injuries occur because of repeated neglect of safety, not only should workers receive swift and fair compensation, but companies should implement changes. Workers’ Compensation advocates, …

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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 …

Workers’ Compensation Maximum Increases

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Effective July 1, 2022, workers’ compensation maximum payouts will increase. The maximum weekly compensation rate for temporary total disability benefits (TTD) will increase from $675.00 per week to $725.00 per week for injuries on or after July 1, 2022.  The maximum rate for temporary partial disability benefits (TPD) will increase from $450 per week to $483.00 per week for injuries …

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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 & …

Ladder injuries on the job

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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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, …