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Can I still go to the doctor if I get fired?

Posted by Daniel F. O'Connell | Nov 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

It is a common scenario: you have been hurt on the job, you reported your injury, and now your employer and their insurance company are paying for you to go to the doctor. But what happens if your job fires you while you are still in the middle of treatment? Can you continue to receive treatment?...

Orthopedic Clinics in the Metro Atlanta Area

Posted by Daniel F. O'Connell | Oct 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

When you are hurt on the job in Georgia there is a high likelihood that the first doctor you see will be at an urgent care center, like Concentra, or Caduceus. These urgent care clinics will often perform basic care, like stitching up wounds or dispensing medication, and they may also order x-ray...

Update: Direct Deposit with Gallagher Bassett

Posted by Daniel F. O'Connell | Oct 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a previous post, we mentioned that some insurance companies (though not all) will allow an injured worker to set up direct deposit of their weekly TTD checks. We will try to provide updates here as we become aware of additional insurers that offer direct deposit.  Gallagher Bassett administer...

Georgia Injured Workers' Bill of Rights

Posted by Daniel F. O'Connell | Sep 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every worker in Georgia has a list of rights that protects you if you are injured on the job. In fact, Georgia law requires that the State Board of Workers' Compensation publish a list of these injured workers' rights, benefits, and obligations under state law.  Unfortunately, many workers are un...

Can I Settle My Workers' Compensation Case?

Posted by Daniel F. O'Connell | Mar 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

"Does workman's comp settle cases?" "How do I just go ahead and move on from workers' comp?" "I don't want surgery; I just want to settle. How do I do it?" I have had the question posed to me dozens of different ways; but all of my former clients were essentially asking the same thing. Each of...

Wearable technology and Worker's Compensation

Posted by Andrew M. O'Connell | Oct 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is an interesting, short article from Business Insurance, discussing the potential for wearable technology to prevent workplace accidents.  This certainly appears to be a good thing but I would also have some privacy concerns regarding an employer/insurer monitoring and collecting an individ...

The O'Connell Law Firm Opening

Posted by Andrew M. O'Connell | Sep 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am excited to announce the opening of the O'Connell Law Firm!  I started my law firm to help injured workers navigate the workers' compensation system in our great state of Georgia.   Of course, if anyone visiting my website has questions regarding an area other than workers' compensation or a ...

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