Sean Riordan’s Successful Appeal on Behalf of Nassau County Correction Officer Reported by The Chief-Leader

By |2017-07-07T15:56:10+00:00April 22nd, 2016|Media|

Sean Riordan, a partner with McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson, & Riordan, LLP, was interviewed by The Chief-Leader on the successful appeal of a case in which his client, a retired Nassau County correction officer, was initially denied the ability to collect disability retirement benefits. Ronald DeMaio sustained a lower back injury after trying to break up a fight between [...]

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 [...]

When Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers Get Injured

By |2017-08-30T18:15:38+00:00March 24th, 2016|Workers Compensation|

Many municipalities in New York State have volunteer firefighters and/or ambulance workers. The communities appreciate the dedication and passion the volunteers show, and the legislature has acknowledged those that are injured in the line of duty by passing laws to protect their rights. The Volunteer Firefighters’ Law was enacted in 1957, and the Volunteer Ambulance [...]

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 [...]

OSHA Cites Brooklyn Construction Company for Safety Violations Leading to the Death of Worker

By |2017-08-30T19:18:49+00:00October 19th, 2015|Workers Compensation|

Recently, a Brooklyn construction company has been cited for safety violations that led to the fatal fall of a 51 year old worker last April. The citations included one willful violation due to lack of fall protection and five serious violations connected to the accident. OSHA’s director of the Brooklyn area, Kay Gee, remarked that [...]

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 [...]

Proposed Rule Clarifies Employer’s Duty to Report Work Injuries

By |2017-08-30T19:36:27+00:00July 28th, 2015|Workers Compensation|

A rule proposed by The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would clarify an employer’s obligation in maintaining accurate records of recordable injuries and illnesses. Although the rule will not change which types of injuries and illnesses are recordable, it will clarify an employer’s ongoing duty to report. The injuries and illnesses that mandate reporting [...]