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Scaffold Law: The Argument Between Workers and Contractors Continue

Posted in Construction Accidents, Labor News, Uncategorized

The long debate over whether or not the Scaffold Law should be reformed or repealed continues. In short, contractors, property owners and insurers want it repealed because they feel it is antiquated and biased against them. Labor advocates want it to remain and continue to protect the safety of New York construction workers. The Scaffold Law… Continue Reading

Workers’ Compensation Cash Benefits – What are the different types?

Posted in Construction Accidents, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Uncategorized

If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation cash benefits.  Under the statute to injured workers, there are 3 types of workers’ compensation cash benefits that may be relevant to your particular work related injury.     The following is a simple explanation of each workers’ compensation cash… Continue Reading

What is the NY Workers’ Comp Claims Process?

Posted in Construction Accidents, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Uncategorized

Most people don’t go into work and say “I think I will get injured today. Yeah that’s what I’ll do! At two thirty, I’ll be the victim of a horrible accident and spend months or even years undergoing a grueling and expensive recovery process“.   As such, many people are not prepared when serious work accidents… Continue Reading

What Are New York Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Posted in Construction Accidents, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Uncategorized

In short, New York Workers’ Compensation benefits (sometimes referred to as Workmans’ Compensation or Workers’ Comp) is an employer paid insurance policy that pays cash and/or medical benefits to people who are injured or become sick as a result of circumstances that are directly related to the nature of their job. The employee may not… Continue Reading

Privacy

Posted in Construction Accidents, Long Term Disability / ERISA, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Social Security Disability, Veterans Disability Claims

The confidentiality of any and all documents pertaining to your case are protected under Worker’s Compensation Law. Only certain parties(including employers, insurance companies and either sides’ lawyers) may access information pertinent to your claim without written consent or a court-order. Your claim may also be viewed by government agencies who are processing claims for benefits… Continue Reading

Workers Compensation Settlements: Stipulations, Schedule Loss of Use (SLU) Awards and Section 32 Agreements

Posted in Construction Accidents, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Social Security Disability

Schedule Loss of Use Awards (SLU’s) are awards given to injured workers who have permanent injures to certain body pats, most often extremity injuries. New York Workers Compensation Schedule Loss of Use (SLU) Awards . It should be noted that an injure claimant can receive a Schedule Loss of Use Award without having to lose any time from work.
The most important aspect of a Section 32 Agreement is that the claimant is allowed to waive any or all past, present or future compensation and medical benefits

William Turley and Craig Rosasco Attend Workers’ Memorial Mass

Posted in Construction Accidents, Health Info, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

William J. Turley, Managing Workers’ Compensation Partner in our Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County office, andCraig E. Rosasco, Managing Workers’ Compensation Partner in our Nassau County office attended the Workers’ Memorial Mass tonight at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Bay Shore.

Osama Bin Laden Dead! God Bless the USA

Posted in Construction Accidents, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Social Security Disability, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

Just finished watching the President inform the nation that our military and intelligence services have killed Osama Bin Laden. Today the USA stands triumphant in sending a clarion call to all terrorists who would come to our shores to cause us harm. Americans never give up, and you too will be hunted down, flushed out and brought to the justice you deserve.

Disability Lawyer Troy Rosasco Gets Top Reviews for Lawline Seminar on LTD Claims

Posted in Construction Accidents, Disability Pensions, Firm News & Events, Health Info, Long Term Disability / ERISA, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Social Security Disability, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

I recently did a Disability Claim video CLE for Lawline, the nation’s top online CLE producer, The CLE was entitled “Disability Insurance Claims Primer: The Plaintiff’s Perspective”, focused on both the law and practical pointers involving private disability income insurance policies for professionals and employer based long term disability claims governed by ERISA. Thankfully, it is getting top reviews from lawyers around the country.

Workers Compensation Lawyer Christopher Redmond Opens New Hamptons Office

Posted in Construction Accidents, Firm News & Events, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Social Security Disability, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

Christopher M. Redmond, a Senior Partner at the New York Workers’ Compensation Law Firm of Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, has opened a new office on Main Street in Sag Harbor, NY to serve injured workers from Montauk, East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Southampton, Sag Harbor and Hampton Bays. increase in construction accidents, including falls off ladders, scaffolds and roofs, and into holes and ditches.
Often times general contractors use off-the-books immigrant workers on both construction sites and on landscaping projects. These workers, often Latino, are rarely provided with the safety equipment they need, such as harnesses, safety goggles, ear protection and helmets.
Turley, Redmond, Rosasco y Rosasco, LLP a estado representando a los trabajadores inhabilitados latinos por casi vente años. Incluso si usted es un trabajador indocumentado usted tiene derecho a los beneficios de compensación de Nueva York si usted se lastima en el trabajo.

New York Disability and Compensation Lawyers Launch New Informational Video Channel

Posted in Construction Accidents, Disability Pensions, Firm News & Events, Health Info, Labor News, Long Term Disability / ERISA, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Social Security Disability, Veterans Disability Claims, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

The Law Firm of Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP is proud to announce the launch of their own Internet Informational Disability and Compensation Claim Video Channel, in addition to their new You Tube Disability Law Channel. Our lawyers have produced 50 helpful videos covering topics such as Zadroga 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Claims, New York Workers’ Compensation Fund Claims, Construction Site Accidents, Social Security Disability Claims, Long Term Disability Claims and New York Civil Service Disability Pensions.

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Lawyer Selection Process Complicated by FealGood Foundation

Posted in Construction Accidents, Disability Pensions, Health Info, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

Unfortunately, Mr. Feal is now in the business of trying to recommend 9/11 Zadroga Claim lawyers. Respectfully, he should stick to what he does best – legislative advocacy. Mr. Feal’s recent press releases regarding the attorney selection process for Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims only serve to confuse the population he intends to help. Does it have anything to do with the fact that this specific lawyer sits on the FealGood Foundation Board? Does the FealGood Foundation, its Board Members or its officers directly, or indirectly, benefit from this new “lawyer referral ” service? More importantly, does it lead to the best legal representation possible for 9/11 victims? It is also questionable why Mr. Feal so abruptly changed his position on the urgency of the attorney selection process, given his prior statement to “be patient”.

Zadroga 9/11 Act Claims Information Site Launched by New York Lawyers

Posted in Construction Accidents, Firm News & Events, Health Info, Labor News, Social Security Disability, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

law firms of Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, Daniel J. Hansen, Esq. and Chet Lukaszewski, PC have launched an informational website for 9/11 heroes and victims simply named Zadroga 9/11 Claims Info. Our team aims to restore the public’s confidence that there are attorneys with integrity who are willing to take these claims, handle them professionally and do their clients justice.

“Blunder”? Worby Napoli Protest NY Post 9/11 Lawsuit Article

Posted in Construction Accidents, Disability Pensions, Health Info, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

The New York Post called it an "incredible blunder".   The New York Daily News reported that 9/11 sick workers were scared to sign any "settlement papers" or risk losing out on Zadroga Act Victims’ Compensation Fund benefits.   This is not the first time that  the Worby / Napoli Law firms have been accused of "scaring" 9/11… Continue Reading

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011 from New York Disability Lawyers

Posted in Construction Accidents, Health Info, Long Term Disability / ERISA, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Social Security Disability, Veterans Disability Claims, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

For the attorneys at Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, this is what Christmas time is all about. In that spirit, we wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year! May no injuries or disabilities visit your doorstep in 2011. For those struggling with injury or illness already, may 2011 bring you the a quick and complete recovery.

9/11/2010: The Rebirth of Ground Zero – One World Trade Center Rises

Posted in Construction Accidents, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

  "U.S. Attacked" read the headline from the New York Times on 9/12/2001. Nine years ago tomorrow the former World Trade Center was taken down by two jetliners hijacked by radical Islamic terrorists associated with  Al-Queda. While the physical structure of a great city landmark was reduced to rubble, the immediate deaths and continued illnesses caused by this attack continue to haunt… Continue Reading

Long Island Lawyer Presents Seminar on New York Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted in Construction Accidents, Firm News & Events, NY Workers Compensation Claims

As I have done for a number of years now, I will be lecturing tomorrow at the Hilton Hotel in Melville to my fellow NY workers compensation lawyers on "Practice Tips & Ethical Considerations" under the New York State Workers Compensation Law.  I will be sharing info in my materials on the 2007 NY Workers" Compensation… Continue Reading

Judge Calls New Proposed 9/11 Settlement for First Responders and Rescue Workers a “Very Good Deal”

Posted in Construction Accidents, Health Info, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein called the new $625 to $712 million proposed 9/11 settlement for sick first responders and rescue workers a "very good deal" today.  Lawyer fees have now been reduced from 33% to 25%, while the actual settlement has been increased significantly. This will put more money in the hands of seriously sick first responders and their… Continue Reading

9/11 First Responders May Lose Mental Health Benefits from NYC

Posted in Construction Accidents, Disability Pensions, Health Info, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

  Happy First Responders Day??   The heroes from Ground Zero may no longer have much needed mental health benefits from New York City.  The Daily News reports that approximately 4,500 9/11 rescue and recovery workers would lose their mental health benefits beginning January 7, 2011, with no federal safety net in sight. Unfortunately, this is all… Continue Reading