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 …

Eight Essential Qualities That Set Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Apart From Our Competitors

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1. Knowledge and Expertise: We have a thorough knowledge and understanding of Georgia Workers’ Compensation law. We take the time to attend continuing education seminars that enable us to stay updated on any and all changes or amendments to the workers’ compensation laws. At Sadow & Froy, we are very adept at and enjoy handling complex workers’ compensation cases. 2. Experience: We …

Housing Issues in Workers’ Compensation

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Housing issues in a workers’ compensation claim are very complex. Each case presents a new and unique challenge based upon the facts of that specific case.  In order to arrive at a solution for suitable housing in a catastrophic injury case, we look at the extent of our client’s injuries, our client’s residual function post-injury and his or her pre-injury …

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 …

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar Stores Finally Reach Settlement with OSHA

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We are happy to report that following years of citations over blocked safety exits and other unsafe conditions in Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores across the country, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week a corporate-wide settlement that calls for the company to improve conditions and pay $1.35 million in penalties. Dollar Tree Inc., which owns …

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, …