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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

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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

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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

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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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Will I Get A Weekly Disability Check From Workers’ Compensation?

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If you are hurt on the job in Georgia, you may be entitled to a weekly disability check from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. However, before you qualify for any kind of workers’ compensation income benefit, you must first treat with a doctor that is authorized by the employer and the workers’ compensation… Read More »

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How To Set Up Direct Deposit Of Your Weekly Workers’ Compensation Check With Accident Fund

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If you have an accepted workers’ compensation claim in Georgia and you are receiving weekly workers’ compensation income benefits from Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, you have the option of getting your check directly deposited into your bank account. There are many different insurance companies that handle workers’ compensation claims in Georgia, and… Read More »

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Family Petitions State For Workers’ Comp Settlement Of Slain Prison Guard

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Officer Joseph Gomm was the first prison guard murdered while on-duty in a Minnesota state correctional facility. His family bears the burden of that loss every day. They are now petitioning the legislature to authorize a $3 million settlement in Gomm’s case. The settlement would provide an end-around both personal injury barriers that prevent… Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Insurer Ordered To Pay Millions To Trucking Company

By O’Connell Law Firm |

The state requires your employer to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Your employer buys workers’ compensation coverage. You get injured on the job. You file a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. The claim comes back denied. Now what? Well, your injuries are real and they are not your fault. So, you file a… Read More »

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Why Was My Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

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You were injured on the job, so you went to the hospital, were treated for your injury, and then released.  Your doctor placed you on work restrictions and your employer filed a claim with its workers’ compensation insurer.  You then receive a notification in the mail that your claim has been denied. Why? Well,… Read More »

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You Can Set Up Direct Deposit Of Your Georgia Workers’ Compensation Check With CorVel

By O’Connell Law Firm |

For many workers who are relying on their weekly disability checks to pay their bills, the unreliability of traditional mail delivery can be a major problem.  Many times, injured workers will get used to their checks arriving on a certain day of the week. Understandably, they will plan and arrange their finances according to… Read More »

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