Forklift Injuries and Tips for Prevention

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Forklifts are essential equipment in many industries, but they can pose significant risks if not operated and managed safely. Forklift injuries can result from a variety of factors, including operator errors, mechanical failures, inadequate training, and poor workplace practices. Here are some common types of forklift injuries and ways to prevent them: Falls: Operators can fall from the forklift due …

Recent Favorable Injured Workers’ Court of Appeals Decision

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The Georgia Court of Appeals recently handed down a favorable ruling for injured workers’.  In City of Atlanta, et. al. v. Sebastian, the Court of Appeals found that the employer/insurer’s suspension of weekly income benefits based upon a full duty release of a referral physician, rather than the “authorized treating physician” was invalid. The Court affirmed the lower decisions of the …

Firefighters and Workers’ Compensation Injuries

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Firefighters are regularly at risk for injuries due the nature of their work activities.  Most firefighters who suffer work related injuries are males between the ages of 25 and 54, with the highest number of claims occurring in the 35-44 age group bracket. The most common firefighter injuries are thermal burns, smoke inhalation, back, lower and upper extremity sprains, fractures, …

Opioids and Pain Management in Workers’ Compensation

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Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription pain medication such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine and morphine. While opioids can be effective in managing pain, they also come with the risk of dependence, addiction, and other adverse effects. In the past, doctors in Georgia, like in many other states, commonly prescribed opioids to injured workers to manage their pain. …

Importance of A Good Attorney-Client Relationship in a Workers’ Compensation Case

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The attorney-client relationship is crucial in any legal case and particularly in workers’ compensation cases. A strong and positive attorney-client relationship can significantly impact the outcome of your case as well as your overall experience. Here are some key reasons why a good attorney-client relationship is essential to your workers’ compensation case: At Sadow & Froy we know that a …

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Burn Injuries

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Burn injuries are common in the workplace especially in areas of industry and utilities.  Prompt care when a burn occurs is critical to the best overall outcome.  The following are steps for initial treatment of severe burn injuries: Remember these are only initial steps and prompt medical treatment of severe burns is absolutely necessary. We have vast experience handling complex …

Airline Worker Injuries

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We all know that flying today, especially out of Hartsfield-Jackson, the busiest airport in the country, can be an extremely frustrating experience. With delays, cancelled flights, extra baggage charges and a perpetually understaffed TSA, traveling from one place to another can be challenging at best. However, what passengers encounter is nothing compared to the injuries that airline workers suffer. According …

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How do Impairment Ratings get Assigned After Knee Surgery?

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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 …

warehouse injuries are the most common form of workers' compensation injury

High Risk of Injury for Warehouse Workers

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Statistically, we have found that five out of every 100 warehouse workers in the United States can expect to suffer an injury. This is almost two times the average nationally for any industry. 15% of all accidental deaths take place when people work in a warehouse, and 25% of all injuries nationwide occurred to warehouse workers. You’re eight times more likely to suffer a back injury if you work in a warehouse than in another environment.

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

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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.