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Workers’ Compensation Claims Involving FedEx, Amazon, And UPS

By O’Connell Law Firm |

Look outside your window at any given moment, and you are likely to see a delivery truck for FedEx, Amazon, or UPS driving by. Since the Covid-19 pandemic began in 2020, online shopping has accelerated at an incredible pace, and the number of orders being fulfilled and delivered everyday has skyrocketed. UPS has its… Read More »

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Loss Of A Finger In A Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claim

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When you are working with a saw, a knife, or even a hammer, you can lose a finger in the blink of an eye. We have represented many clients over the years who have experienced either full or partial finger amputations, and it can be one of the most difficult injuries to deal with,… Read More »

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10 Surprising Reasons An Insurance Company Might Deny Your Claim

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There are some obvious reasons why an employer and its insurer might deny your workers’ compensation claim; the most obvious being if the employer thinks your injury is not related to your work activities, or if they contend you were intoxicated at the time of your accident. However, some reasons that insurance companies deny… Read More »

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Update: Direct Deposit with Sedgwick CMS

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 In previous blog posts we have noted that both Travelers Insurance and Gallagher Bassett offer direct deposit of weekly Georgia workers’ compensation checks. This week we helped another client set up direct deposit – this time with Sedgwick Claims Management Services.  Sedgwick has a short one-page application that you will need to complete to request… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Disputes

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The O’Connell Law Firm, LLC represents injured workers in workers’ compensation claims which have been denied or unreasonably delayed. In this article, we’ll discuss common scenarios in which insurance companies will deny a claim or purposefully delay benefits. Many of our clients contact the Firm because their claim has gotten tied up in the… Read More »

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My Doctor gave me work restrictions. What happens now?

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If you treat with an authorized workers’ comp doctor in Georgia, that doctor is supposed to do a few things when he sees you. First, the doctor is supposed to diagnose your injury. Next, the doctor is supposed to come up with a treatment plan. But lastly, and very importantly, that doctor is also… Read More »

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

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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… Read More »

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Can I Be Compensated for Pain and Suffering in Workers Compensation?

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If you have been hurt on the job in Georgia you have most likely experienced pain and suffering. You may have been unable to pay rent, make a car payment, or even buy groceries. The stress of being injured and missing work may have even damaged your personal relationships with friends and family members…. Read More »

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Can I get reimbursed for my mileage expenses in my workers compensation claim?

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If you have been injured on the job in Georgia and have an accepted workers’ compensation claim, you are entitled to be reimbursed for your mileage to and from your medical appointments. The current reimbursement rate is 40 cents per mile. You can be reimbursed for your travel to physical therapy and to the… Read More »

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Orthopedic Clinics in the Metro Atlanta Area

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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-rays to… Read More »

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