Urgent Message On Behalf Of Our Firm

By |2019-06-24T20:30:20+00:00September 25th, 2017|justice system, Work Injury, Workers Compensation|

HELP US STOP THE ATTACK ON WORKERS' COMPENSATION!  Below are several ways you can stand with us in opposition against these changes: Sign these two petitions to make your voice known-Petition from AFL-CIO and Petition at MoveOn.org Mail this postcard to the NYS Workers' Compensation Board with a message to help you stand up for your rights. Email your [...]

Workers’ Compensation & Sole Proprietors

By |2017-02-07T14:39:12+00:00January 27th, 2017|Workers Compensation|

A sole proprietorship is defined as a business owned and operated by one person. As per the New York Workers' Compensation Board, the following points apply to people who are sole proprietors of a business: If a sole proprietor doesn't have employees, they can apply for workers' compensation coverage but are not legally required to [...]

Independent contractors-similarities between celebrities and the average worker

By |2019-01-24T21:39:30+00:00November 21st, 2016|Media, Work Injury, Workers Compensation|

The topic of workers' compensation for athletes is an interesting one. When you consider that some athletes are technically independent contractors, workers' compensation shifts from interesting to equal parts hazy and dangerous. With the 2016 football season well underway and the recent excitement over several anticipated UFC fights, one might question what happens if their favorite fighter [...]

NPR, ProPublica call for federal oversight of Workers’ Compensation

By |2016-12-19T21:35:25+00:00October 6th, 2016|justice system, Media, Work Injury, Workers Compensation|

Last fall, NPR and ProPublica did a series of articles and podcasts on the changes in Workers' Compensation legislation in 33 states. All of them resulted in the same thesis- federal oversight of the Workers' Compensation system is imperative after their studies had shown a pattern of harmful changes to the system in certain states. [...]

Delegate Handbook-Your Source For Workers’ Compensation Information

By |2017-08-30T17:56:46+00:00September 27th, 2016|Social Security, Workers Compensation|

Linked below is our recently updated Delegate Handbook-a resource for all employees, and those who help give those employees a voice. This is also on our home page for quick and easy downloading. This downloadable handbook breaks down general information and topics of Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, and NYCERS pensions. This will be updated [...]

Problems for Correction Officers

By |2017-07-07T15:51:19+00:00May 16th, 2016|Social Security, Workers Compensation|

New Appellate Case Raises Problems for NYC Correction Officers' Disability Pensions By: Sean Patrick Riordan, Esq. Partner, McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson & Riordan, LLP. Correction Officers have a tremendously dangerous job, each day confronted with the most hardened criminals in our justice system. Based on this danger New York’s governing bodies have put in place [...]

After Six Years, Airport Employee’s Widow Receives Workers’ Comp and Death Benefits

By |2016-06-23T21:06:14+00:00April 27th, 2016|Workers Compensation|

A New York State Appeals Court recently ruled that the widow of an airport employee who suffered a heart attack on the job is due workers’ compensation and death benefits. The decision concludes a six-year battle between the claimant and her late husband’s employer. On December 14, 2010, Edward Kilcullen, who worked as a process [...]

Streamlined Prosecutions of Workplace Safety Violations Resulting from the Worker Endangerment Initiative

By |2016-06-23T21:39:21+00:00April 21st, 2016|Workers Compensation|

Recently, WorkCompCentral Workers’ Compensation and American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds announced the federal government’s launch of the Worker Endangerment Initiative. This new program combines the prosecution of employer workplace safety and environmental violations. Often, employers who criminally violate the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), are also violating environmental laws at the same [...]

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 [...]