27 01, 2020

Federal Loan Forgiveness for Total and Permanent Disabilities

By |2020-01-28T20:34:54+00:00January 27th, 2020|Social Security, SSD Resource|0 Comments

Federal Loan Forgiveness for Total and Permanent Disabilities Did you know the U.S. Department of Education may discharge certain federal student loans for individuals with a total and permanent disability? It is important to note the Department of Education has a strict definition for total and permanent disability which differs [...]

17 01, 2020

2019 Police Disability Pensions Year-in-Review

By |2020-01-30T20:56:26+00:00January 17th, 2020|DP Resource, Officers, Pension|0 Comments

2019 Police Disability Pensions Year-in-Review Accidental Nature of Injuries Cases: The Appellate Division 3rd Department’s first case of 2019, Buckshaw v. DiNapoli, dealt with multiple accidental issues. The Police Officer testified that while he was restraining an EDP the carpet suddenly shifted under his feet due to poor installation. As a [...]

8 01, 2020

2019 Workers’ Compensation in Review

By |2020-01-23T22:00:45+00:00January 8th, 2020|WC Resource, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

2019 Trends in Workers' Compensation As 2019 comes to end it is important to look back and understand the popular trends in the Workers’ Compensation industry and look forward to what 2020 could hold. As a constantly evolving industry, it is important to stay up to date on the current atmosphere [...]

2 01, 2020

Carpal Tunnel and Workers’ Compensation

By |2020-01-30T21:27:23+00:00January 2nd, 2020|WC Resource|0 Comments

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Repetitive hand and wrist motions or activities over a prolonged period of time, such as heavy keyboard use or repetitive use of hand tools Hand and wrist position: extreme flexion or extension Trauma to the hand(s) and/or wrist(s) Pre-existing health conditions: [...]

3 12, 2019

Exposure at Ground Zero and Aggressive Prostate Cancer Linked?

By |2020-01-30T21:30:28+00:00December 3rd, 2019|WC Resource, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Exposure at Ground Zero and Aggressive Prostate Cancer Linked? Here at McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson, & Riordan we have had the distinct honor of representing many first responders who heeded the call of duty on September 11, 2001 in obtaining Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and/or Accidental Disability benefits associated with their service. One of these claimants [...]

8 11, 2019

Suffolk County PD – Line of Duty Heart Attack

By |2020-06-15T15:08:57+00:00November 8th, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

It is now widely recognized that cardiovascular issues are nearly 1.7 times higher amongst police officers when compared to the general population [1]. These “heart” issues may vary in severity from mild hypertension to a fatal stroke and can be found in officers of all ages. [2]Therefore, it becomes vitally important for all Suffolk County [...]

1 11, 2019

New York’s Medical Marijuana Workers’ Compensation

By |2020-06-30T20:19:57+00:00November 1st, 2019|WC Resource, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

New York's Medical Marijuana Workers' Compensation New York’s Medical Marijuana program has provided doctors with a new tool to help claimant’s deal with debilitating pain. Nevertheless, the legality of the treatment option does not mean that Workers’ Compensation carriers will accept paying for it.  The question then turns to whether [...]

9 10, 2019

NY’s Raise the Age Law Creates Obstacles

By |2020-01-31T16:04:40+00:00October 9th, 2019|Corrections Officers, Rikers Island|0 Comments

NY’s Raise the Age Law Creates Obstacles NY’s Raise the Age Law progressed to its’ next phase on October 1st by raising the age of adult criminal responsibility to 18 years old. This means that the juvenile detention system will be taking on 17 year olds who have potentially committed dangerous crimes. Previously, [...]

9 10, 2019

Nassau COBA Retains MDASR as Disability Counsel

By |2020-02-03T21:32:27+00:00October 9th, 2019|COBA, Corrections Officers, Social Security, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Nassau COBA Retains MDASR as Disability Counsel On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Nassau COBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to retain Sean Riordan and the Law Firm of McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson & Riordan to act as disability counsel for Nassau Corrections Officer Benevolent Association. MDASR has represented Nassau COBA [...]

1 10, 2019

Sean Riordan Honored by NYCD Emerald Society

By |2020-02-03T21:50:40+00:00October 1st, 2019|COBA, Corrections Officers, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sean Riordan Honored by NYCD Emerald Society MDASR Partner Sean Riordan was honored by the New York City Correction Department Emerald Society as 2019 Honorary Member of the Year. Sean is an outspoken advocate  for First Responders, having joined with advocacy groups and Congressional leaders to help pass legislation that affords [...]

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