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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

OSHA Takes Action Against U.S. Steel for Retaliating Against Employees Who Delayed in Filing Workplace Injury Claims

By |2017-08-30T18:17:49+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Workers Compensation|

When it comes to workers’ compensation claims, companies must abide by state and federal law, but they are able to implement their own internal policies. Some companies have a policy which requires employees to report an incident immediately. The issue with immediate reporting is that a workplace injury may not be symptomatic at the time of [...]

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 [...]

VA May Expand Benefits to Camp LeJeune Veterans and their Families

By |2017-08-30T19:26:49+00:00August 13th, 2015|Workers Compensation|

The VA is considering the expansion of the 2012 Act passed by the Obama Administration that grants benefits to veterans and their families who lived at Camp LeJeune for at least thirty days between 1953 and 1987.  Although the current Act covers 15 diseases that could result from exposure to water toxins at the base, the expansion would [...]