If you have suffered a job-related injury you may be able to claim workers’ compensation to covered lost wages and medical treatment costs

OSHA’s New Reporting Requirements Improve Worksite Safety

By |2016-06-23T21:49:30+00:00April 14th, 2016|Workers Compensation|

With the close of 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the results of the new reporting requirement which was implemented as of January 1, 2015. The new reporting guidelines require any severe work-related injury, including amputations, loss of an eye, or hospitalization, to be reported within 24 [...]

Frequency of Workers Compensation Claims Decline While the Severity Increases

By |2016-04-05T19:05:47+00:00April 5th, 2016|Workers Compensation|

According to Insurance Business America, over the past ten years the number of workers’ compensation claims is decreasing, but the severity of the injuries reported is increasing. Milliman and Keenan Healthcare analyzed workers’ compensation data and compiled a report showing frequency, severity, and medical and indemnity costs. They considered how reforms may affect the numbers [...]

Sean Patrick Riordan Featured in Subway Surface Supervisors Association Express Magazine

By |2017-07-07T15:58:34+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Media|

Recently, Sean Patrick Riordan, Partner, McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson & Riordan, LLP, was featured in Subway Surface Supervisors Association Express Magazine. Mr. Riordan’s article “Injured at Work?” provided proper guidelines for workers who are injured while performing their job. According to Mr. Riordan, an injured worker should first notify their employer of his or her [...]

Governor Cuomo Proposes Major Budgetary Changes Affecting Workers’ Compensation

By |2017-08-30T18:18:18+00:00February 18th, 2016|Workers Compensation|

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released the 2016 Executive Budget in January, which proposes both procedural and substantive changes to workers compensation law. These proposals, if adopted, would greatly impact the benefits and due process rights of injured workers. One proposal eliminates the Aggregate Trust Fund (ATF) deposit requirement. Currently, the ATF allows permanently partially [...]

Workers’ Compensation Claim Complexities

By |2017-08-30T19:10:04+00:00February 3rd, 2016|Workers Compensation|

Maneuvering through the workers’ compensation claim process can be confusing. Seeking an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can assure you that recent laws and policies regarding claims are not overlooked. In workers’ compensation cases, it must first be determined whether workers’ compensation law actually applies. The injured worker must fall into specific categories and meet the [...]

Workers’ Compensation for a Company Holiday Party Injury?

By |2019-04-01T19:29:25+00:00December 15th, 2015|Workers Compensation|

Some employers are concerned with the liabilities associated with hosting a company party at which alcohol is served.  For example, an employer may ultimately be responsible for any injuries that occur to an employee that could result in Workers’ Compensation claims.  A common scenario from which a holiday party injury can arise are slip and [...]

New York Times Expose Reveals Construction Site Safety Violations Linked to Completely Avoidable Deaths and Injuries in New York City

By |2017-08-30T19:12:09+00:00December 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|

A recent New York Times expose has shed light on the rise of injuries and fatalities in New York City’s construction industry over the last two years.  The investigation found that although construction is increasing throughout the City, the rate of accidents is disproportionate to the new construction.  While the rate of new construction projects [...]

MLB Umpire Denied Continuation of Workers’ Compensation Benefits After Receiving Med Mal Settlement

By |2016-06-24T01:32:54+00:00September 15th, 2015|Workers Compensation|

Recently, the New York State Appellate Division held that after he settled his medical malpractice lawsuit, a former Major League baseball umpire could not continue to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. Mark Hirschbeck, who had been an umpire in Major League Baseball for over fifteen years was forced to retire after surgery was unsuccessful. However, because [...]

OSHA’S Susan Harwood Training Grants Help Provide Safety Training for High-Risk Workers

By |2017-08-30T19:24:07+00:00September 14th, 2015|Workers Compensation|

Safety training programs are integral to help protect workers in certain industries from the inherent hazards they face as part of their employment.  For the fiscal year 2015, the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration awarded $10.5 million in grants to 80 non-profit organizations nationwide to help educate workers who face high [...]