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Monthly Archives: May 2022

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First Responders Commit Suicide More Often Than General Public

By O’Connell Law Firm |

Studies have shown that first responders and firefighters die by suicide more often than the general public. It is widely believed that their job leaves them with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression resulting in ongoing psychiatric affliction. First responders have stated that the job has left them with PTSD and sights, sounds,… Read More »

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Is Sound Destroying Your Health?

By O’Connell Law Firm |

According to a recent book, employees are subjected to regular-type sounds on a daily basis that range from a co-worker talking about their day to the pinging notifications from a cell phone notifying them of text messages from a friend. While these sounds aren’t associated with occupational hazards, there is at least one individual… Read More »

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Postal Worker Faces Prison For Federal Workers’ Comp Fraud

By O’Connell Law Firm |

A former postal worker is facing ten years in prison and the forfeiture of over $700,000 in stolen funds after pleading guilty to defrauding his employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. According to authorities, the postal worker received workers’ compensation payments for over eight years after reporting a back injury he sustained at work. The government… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Claim Goes Before AZ Supreme Court

By O’Connell Law Firm |

No, it’s true. Very few workers’ compensation claims will ever end up before even a state Supreme Court. Why was this one special? It involved a police officer who shot and killed someone while on the job. The police officer applied for workers’ compensation on the grounds of psychological trauma, but his claim was… Read More »

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