11 03, 2020

Uniformed Personnel and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By |2020-09-30T17:28:06+00:00March 11th, 2020|COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Resources, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Uniformed Personnel and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) By Sean Riordan, Esq. I have received several phone calls over the past few days regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and what to do if a uniformed officer is, or is possibly, exposed to the coronavirus while working. The answer to this question is quite [...]

6 03, 2020

New York Looks to Protect Workers and Contain Coronavirus

By |2020-06-30T21:15:59+00:00March 6th, 2020|COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Resources, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

New York Looks to Protect Workers and Contain Coronavirus In an effort to control and measure the Coronavirus in New York, Governor Cuomo has ordered new regulations on insurers and employers. By placing the responsibility on insurers and employers, workers are more likely to get take the proper time and [...]

30 01, 2020

2019 Correction Officers’ 3/4’s Disability Pensions: Year-in-Review

By |2020-01-30T20:38:44+00:00January 30th, 2020|Corrections Officers, DP Resource|0 Comments

2019 Correction Officers' 3/4's Disability Pensions: Year-in-Review By: Sean Patrick Riordan, Esq.The Court of Appeals (the highest court in New York State) decision in Walsh v. DiNapoli expanded the Comptroller’s interpretation of “act of an inmate” and, therefore, expanded the disability coverage provided to Correction Officers when they are injured in the [...]

27 01, 2020

Federal Loan Forgiveness for Total and Permanent Disabilities

By |2020-08-26T15:57:50+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 |2020-09-30T17:28:41+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 |2020-09-30T17:29:15+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 [...]

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 |2020-09-30T17:33:29+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 [...]

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