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Susan Jan Sadow

Susan Sadow’s Answers

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  • Can I quit the job I was injured on the job while on a workers comp claim

    I had a live panel blow up on me and it injured my leg and I have first degree burns I truly don't want to tick my life luckily it wasn't to bad so I have the opportunity for anot her job will me leaving the job I got injured on affect my current...

    Susan’s Answer

    Quitting your job during a WC claim can be tricky and is generally not a good idea. Each case is different and it depends upon where you are in the recovery process and how good an offer you might be turning down. You would benefit from discussing the pros and cons with a workers' compensation lawyer.

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  • Workers Comp Injury

    Hello, I was hurt on the job last year in August, which resulted in a lumbar fusion. The treating Doctor just recently had another MRI done, and it shows new problems that has resulted from the surgery. Will WC take care of my new injuries that ...

    Susan’s Answer

    Your issue is complicated and you would benefit from sitting down and talking to an attorney. If you are facing another back surgery, you need to have the peace of mind of knowing that your medical bills will be paid and that you will receive income benefits while you are recovering. There are many issues to consider and they should be addressed soon so that the best possible result can be achieved for you both medically and financially.

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  • Workers Compensation

    I want to get another MRI OUTSIDE of workers comp. I've already found a place, and is willing to pay out-of-pocket. My question is, can I do this without it effecting my case? I don't trust the Doctor I have right now, and I don't trust the Insu...

    Susan’s Answer

    Before you pay out of pocket for an MRI, I would recommend that you talk to an attorney to see what other options you may have as far as a possible change in physician. While MRI's may vary in quality, just because workers' comp carrier selected the facility, chances are good that the MRI results are still accurate. You also may have the right to an independent medical evaluation at the employer/insurer's expense.

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  • Do I need to find a lawyer in the state I was hurt...

    I work for a contractor and got hurt buy materials falling on my back. At the time I was working in Clemson South Carolina. So my question is is do I need to find a lawyer in South Carolina or do I need to find a lawyer in Georgia where the cont...

    Susan’s Answer

    You should consult an attorney to learn which state would be more advantageous for you. The benefits in each state can be quite different. If you file in Georgia, you should reap the additonal benefit of an attorney who wiould know the reputations of the doctors here and wiould be able to assist you in obtaining the best possible medical treatment.

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  • What do I need to do about this situation? Remember no one wrote the incident up?

    I work right here in Atlanta GA and I recently got hurt on the job. The first time the incident happen about a week ago lifting a heavy object. in The mist of lifting the object I felt a sharp pain in my lower back. So the next morning I called in...

    Susan’s Answer

    I suggest that you prepare a short written summary of your accident and provide one copy to your supervisor and another copy to HR. Then I would request that the employer file a claim for you with their workers' compensation carrier. Ask the HR rep for a copy of the panel of physicians so that you can start receiving proper medical treatment. Contacting an experienced workers' comp lawyer now would be advisable. We can help select the best doctor and guide you through the complicated process seamlessly.
    Susan J. Sadow
    www.sadowworkerscomplaw.com
    770-984-8900

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  • Will I still be able to get my injury seen about even though I'm not at the job where I got injured?

    I left the job where I was injured because I could never get in touch with the lawyer that took my case. But I'm still injured.

    Susan’s Answer

    You may very well still have an open claim. Leaving your job does not necessarily mean that you would not be entitled to receive income benefits or medical treatment. I recommend that you get back in touch with your attorney to find out the best way to proceed.

    Susan J. Sadow

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  • My husband broke his back at work and while he was out on workmanship comp he was demoted and pay was cut. is that legal?

    He was demoted because of health issues yet the doctor has not released him or mentioned any type of impairment. Can I get loss of consortium

    Susan’s Answer

    You need a lawyer who can advocate for your husband and get him the benefits he is entitled to if his pay was reduced as a result of his work restrictions. Your husband will also be entitled to permanent partial disability benefits when his doctor determines that he has reached Maximum Medical Improvement. Time is of the essence for securing the benefits that your husband deserves.

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