The Power of the Authorized Treating Physician (ATP)

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The authorized treating physician (ATP) in a Georgia workers’ compensation case has tremendous power. The ATP is responsible for overseeing an injured worker’s medical care from start to finish.  This includes making treatment recommendations, assigning work restrictions and making referrals to other specialists, if needed.  When an injured worker reaches maximum medical improvement (MMI), it will be up to the …

Indemnity Only Settlements in Workers’ Compensation Cases

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The majority of the time, when we settle a workers’ compensation case, we resolve both the income benefits and medical benefits portions of the case in a global settlement. However, there are some circumstances where it is more beneficial to settle the income benefits portion only and leave the medical open for the remainder of our client’s lifetime. My clients …

Hot Topics in Georgia Workers’ Compensation

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Workers’ compensation is ever changing and evolving as changes arise in the work force.  In Georgia, workers’ compensation law are subject to ongoing changes and developments.  In this blog, we will delve into some of the hot topics in Georgia workers’ compensation, highlighting recent trends and key issues affecting both employees and employers.  Remote Work and Workers’ Compensation  The rises …

Which Injuries Result in the Most Lost Time from Work?

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The answer to this question may surprise you!  The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) recently reported that individuals who suffer shoulder injuries on the job receive the longest period of temporary total disability benefits for being out of work.  The average length of time it takes someone with a shoulder injury to return to work is 123 days.  The …

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. …

Burn Injury Law

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 …

10 Reasons To Choose Sadow & Froy for workers comp

10 Reasons You Need Us For Workers’ Compensation Case

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1.  Workers’ compensation in Georgia is a complex process.  As soon as we are hired to represent you, we will help you gather the necessary paperwork and documentation so that a timely claim can be properly filed on your behalf.  2.  Let’s face it.  You are not going to get the medical treatment that you need from a company clinic. …