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Monthly Archives: July 2021

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Will COVID-19 Liability Shields Impact Your Workers’ Comp Claim?

By O’Connell Law Firm |

Over the past year, we’ve seen a lot of lawsuits. Businesses are filing lawsuits against their insurers. Insurers are filing lawsuits against businesses. Citizens are filing lawsuits against both their insurers and businesses. Workers are filing lawsuits against their companies. As a result, several states have seen fit to enact COVID-19 liability shields that… Read More »

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Cold War Workers Finally Get Compensation From Federal Government

By O’Connell Law Firm |

Cold War contractors working at nuclear weapons sites will now be able to file claims with the federal government. Many were diagnosed with cancer and other illnesses caused by prolonged exposure to radioactive material, but since they were contractors, they were not covered under any workers’ compensation plan. Because the lawsuits were filed against… Read More »

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Family Alleges Workplace Bullying Led To Employee’s Suicide

By O’Connell Law Firm |

A wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of a worker who took their own life has been dismissed by a judge. The judge ruled that the only remedy available to the worker was their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the issues at play in this lawsuit. What happened? … Read More »

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Myrtle Beach Police Officer Sues; Claims He Was Fired Due To Workers’ Comp Claim

By O’Connell Law Firm |

A former Myrtle Beach police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming that he was fired after filing a workers’ compensation claim with his employer’s insurer. Michael Dodd began his tenure at the department in 2016 when he started working as a patrolman. In 2017, he was promoted to Patrolman First Class… Read More »

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