Will New York Provide Workers’ Compensation for Essential Employees Positive for COVID?

By |2020-06-30T21:13:08+00:00May 19th, 2020|COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Resources, Workers Compensation|

Will New York Provide Workers’ Compensation for Essential Employees Positive for COVID? In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts are wondering what capacity Workers’ Compensation may play in the aftermath of essential workers testing positive for the virus. Traditionally, Workers’ Compensation is an insurance policy that covers medical treatment [...]

COVID-19 New York’s Paid Family Leave Response

By |2020-06-30T21:15:04+00:00April 9th, 2020|COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Resources, Workers Compensation|

COVID-19 New York’s Paid Family Leave Response In response to the Coronavirus Governor Andrew Cuomo has enacted a bill that will provide employees with guaranteed sick leave and job protection should they need to take time from work due to necessary quarantine. The bill will expand upon New York’s Paid [...]

Uniformed Personnel and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By |2020-06-30T21:15:32+00:00March 11th, 2020|COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Resources, Workers Compensation|

Uniformed Personnel and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) By Sean Riordan, Esq. I have received several phone calls over the past few days regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and what to do if a uniformed officer is, or is possibly, exposed to the coronavirus while working. The answer to this question is quite [...]

New York Looks to Protect Workers and Contain Coronavirus

By |2020-06-30T21:15:59+00:00March 6th, 2020|COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Resources, Workers Compensation|

New York Looks to Protect Workers and Contain Coronavirus In an effort to control and measure the Coronavirus in New York, Governor Cuomo has ordered new regulations on insurers and employers. By placing the responsibility on insurers and employers, workers are more likely to get take the proper time and [...]

2019 Workers’ Compensation in Review

By |2020-01-23T22:00:45+00:00January 8th, 2020|WC Resource, Workers Compensation|

2019 Trends in Workers' Compensation As 2019 comes to end it is important to look back and understand the popular trends in the Workers’ Compensation industry and look forward to what 2020 could hold. As a constantly evolving industry, it is important to stay up to date on the current atmosphere [...]

Exposure at Ground Zero and Aggressive Prostate Cancer Linked?

By |2020-01-30T21:30:28+00:00December 3rd, 2019|WC Resource, Workers Compensation|

Exposure at Ground Zero and Aggressive Prostate Cancer Linked? Here at McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson, & Riordan we have had the distinct honor of representing many first responders who heeded the call of duty on September 11, 2001 in obtaining Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and/or Accidental Disability benefits associated with their service. One of these claimants [...]

Suffolk County PD – Line of Duty Heart Attack

By |2020-06-15T15:08:57+00:00November 8th, 2019|Workers Compensation|

It is now widely recognized that cardiovascular issues are nearly 1.7 times higher amongst police officers when compared to the general population [1]. These “heart” issues may vary in severity from mild hypertension to a fatal stroke and can be found in officers of all ages. [2]Therefore, it becomes vitally important for all Suffolk County [...]

New York’s Medical Marijuana Workers’ Compensation

By |2020-06-30T20:19:57+00:00November 1st, 2019|WC Resource, Workers Compensation|

New York's Medical Marijuana Workers' Compensation New York’s Medical Marijuana program has provided doctors with a new tool to help claimant’s deal with debilitating pain. Nevertheless, the legality of the treatment option does not mean that Workers’ Compensation carriers will accept paying for it.  The question then turns to whether [...]

Nassau COBA Retains MDASR as Disability Counsel

By |2020-02-03T21:32:27+00:00October 9th, 2019|COBA, Corrections Officers, Social Security, Workers Compensation|

Nassau COBA Retains MDASR as Disability Counsel On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Nassau COBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to retain Sean Riordan and the Law Firm of McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson & Riordan to act as disability counsel for Nassau Corrections Officer Benevolent Association. MDASR has represented Nassau COBA [...]

Workers’ Compensation and the Opioid Epidemic

By |2020-01-30T21:54:33+00:00August 15th, 2019|WC Resource, Workers Compensation|

Workers’ Compensation and the Opioid Epidemic Overuse of pain killers can create an opioid addictionCountless families across the United States deal with the catastrophic effects of the opioid epidemic every day. According to the New York State Department of Health, in 2016 there were over 3,000 opioid overdose deaths in New [...]