Transportation Workers Protection Act announced

By |2017-02-07T19:32:22+00:00February 7th, 2017|Media, Work Injury|

New York, on both the state and city levels, has been hard at work reforming employee protections. Recently, City officials have been proposing legislation to protect construction workers. The effort has received wide support from other City officials and the Buildings and Construction Trade Council of Greater New York. The individuals supporting the bill also [...]

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. [...]

2016 Social Security Changes

By |2016-11-22T20:58:19+00:00September 28th, 2016|Social Security, Work Injury|

2016 Social Security Changes Fact Sheet At McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson, and Riordan, LLP., one of the legal services we provide to clients is helping them obtain Social Security Disability benefits. With changes in the law occurring yearly at best, its hard to monitor what you are qualified for and how much you are paying. [...]

Standing Firm

By |2016-06-23T22:12:46+00:00May 30th, 2016|Justice System, Officers, Work Injury|

A New York State Correction Officer suffered severe injuries yesterday when a package, left at his home, exploded. Although it is mere presumption at this early juncture that this incident had anything to do with the officer’s job, the presumption begs the question “Who is protecting those that protect us?” The bedrock of our society [...]

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

By |2020-08-13T20:06:42+00:00December 4th, 2015|Work Injury|

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 [...]

New Regulation Would Protect Workers Exposed to Beryllium

By |2020-08-13T20:09:33+00:00August 21st, 2015|Work Injury|

OSHA has recently proposed a new regulation that would help protect workers who are exposed to beryllium.  The chemical, which is released through dust, fumes, mist and in other forms, can cause a fatal respiratory disease in those who are exposed.  Annually, 35,000 workers are exposed to the chemical and 245 new cases of illnesses related to [...]

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