Avoiding Office Workers’ Compensation Claims

By |2019-05-08T16:11:25+00:00May 8th, 2019|Work Injury, Workers Compensation|

When employers think about workers’ compensation claims they often think of physically demanding jobs; construction workers lifting and operating heavy equipment or law enforcement hurt on the job. However, sedentary office jobs can also pose potential threats to safety and health. Office and administrative workers’ compensation claims can be avoided by being conscious of the [...]

Workers’ Compensation and Natural Disasters

By |2023-10-20T18:15:38+00:00October 15th, 2018|Media, Work Injury, Workers Compensation|

We have seen displays of heroism and community in the face of natural disasters and emergencies. Civilians, first responders, communities of every background band together to help one another. Our immediate reaction is to assist when disaster strikes. Some may get injured during such tasks, and one has to ask-what happens if that's part of [...]

New 3rd Department Case Changes the Way We Analyze 3/4’s Cases

By |2020-09-11T21:03:15+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Accidental Disability Benefits, Justice System, Officers, Work Injury|

New 3rd Department Case Changes the Way We Analyze 3/4's Cases An important message on behalf of our firm from two of our partners, Ed McIntyre and Sean Riordan: New 3rd Department Case Changes the Way We Analyze 3/4's Cases ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Friends, On Thursday April 26th, the Appellate Division, [...]

Construction Industry needs Scaffold Law

By |2018-03-13T18:00:42+00:00March 13th, 2018|Justice System, Media, Work Injury, Workers Compensation|

Changes to the Scaffold Law have been at the crux of recent discussions in the construction industry. In New York, 2016 and 2015 were statistically the deadliest years for construction workers-dozens of articles recording deaths due to improper equipment were published. In late 2017, two workers fell to their deaths during the same day on [...]

November 2017 NYS WCB Proposal Summary

By |2019-03-27T13:24:31+00:00December 14th, 2017|Media, Work Injury, Workers Compensation|

Back in September, thousands of injured workers, legislators, and other advocates stood with us in a far-reaching fight to stop the disastrous changes proposed by the NYS Workers Compensation Board. The public comment period ended in October and as a result of the uprising, the NYS WCB rescinded the initial proposal. November 22nd, the second [...]

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 [...]

Work site safety hazards results in lawsuit

By |2017-03-20T14:08:38+00:00March 20th, 2017|Media, Work Injury|

A Long Island man has suffered two severed nerves and three severed veins after falling from part of a construction work site that lacked a secure and safe exit point. According to DNAinfo.com, Michael Hickey was injured while working in 2015 on the new water tunnel that will soon connect Staten Island and Brooklyn. "The [...]

PBA contract ratified

By |2017-03-02T14:31:18+00:00March 1st, 2017|Media, Work Injury|

On February 27th, the previously tentative agreement between the City and the PBA was ratified. This is the first time in 5 years that the PBA has been under a union contract. It gives the current NYPD officers a total 11.25% raise over the life of the contract, but also ultimately lowers the pay for [...]

Nassau County COBA fighting poor jail searches

By |2023-10-20T18:19:22+00:00February 15th, 2017|Justice System, Media, Officers, Work Injury|

An internal investigation into a former Nassau County jail nurse has reportedly been mishandled and Nassau County COBA President is fighting for answers. After a long series of letters, articles, press conferences, and investigations, former Nassau County Jail nurse Chantiel Cox was charged and arrested February 3rd, 2017 for smuggling contraband to inmates. Nassau County [...]

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