“Protective Legislation for Workers” is an upper level law school course and will be team taught in a “practical” manner. It will cover topics such as New York Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, OSHA, federal wage and hour law and unemployment insurance
Turley Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP would like to thank all our patient and loyal clients who were unable to contact us for the past few days due to Hurricane Sandy.
I stopped bythe St. James, New York 9/11 Memorial this morning on the way to work to pay my respects to the fallen, the sick and their families. It is a powerful tribute. We are lucky to have a St. James community that cares so deeply. May God bless you all.
You can read more details on the 9/11 WTC Cancer Final Rule at the Zadroga Claims Info site here
I have long advocated for this cancer coverage and testified before Dr. Howard at public hearings urging this exact outcome. Many others did the same and more. Today is a great victory for all the 9-11 responders and survivors fighting cancer today. Please remember those who have already passed in your prayers.
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.
The Victim Compensation Fund is currently taking “eligibility” applications, which are different than the actual “compensation claim” forms due at the end of November 2011. Potential claimants with questions can call the official Victim Compensation Fund Toll Free Number at 1-855-885-1555, or feel free to call me at 1-855-WTC-INFO.
In my opinion, Worby Napoli’s pattern of conduct over the last few month’s is nothing short of disgraceful. How can any future Zadroga 9/11 claimant trust this law firm? There are many honorable Zadroga 9/11 lawyers representing 9/11 victims and first responders. Unfortunately, the honorable attorneys are inevitably tarnished by the “900 pound gorilla in the room”.
Join experienced New York 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) attorneys Troy G. Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen for a fact filled webinar on March 26, 2011 at 12 noon EST discussing the new Zadroga Act. Subjects covered will include:
Who is Eligibile?
What Illnesses are Covered?
How Do You File a Claim?
What is Needed to Prove Your “Damages”, including “pain and suffering”?
Join us for this lively, interactive Zadroga 9/11 Act Webinar (online seminar) to get the answers you (and your loved ones) need to protect yourself and get the financial compensation you deserve. You will be able to listen and interact either over your internet connection or by using a Toll Free telephone connection.
I will be giving my annual New York Workers’ Compensation Law lecture tomorrow night at St. John’s Law School at the invitation of Prof. David Gregory, one of the country’s preeminent labor law experts. This year my Workers’ Compensation Law lecture takes on particular significance as the this week marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire tragedy in lower Manhattan, which was the seminal event leading to the establishment of workers’ compensation laws throughout the country. 146 workers lost their lives either in the fire or jumping from the building. In a eeirly sad coincidence, it just so happens that this year is also the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center Disaster. It took 90 years for the WTC disaster to eclipse the Triangle Factory Fire as New York’s most deadly workplace accident.
We are still filing ongoing workers’ compensation claims for 9/11 victims, survivors and first responders. In addition, this year has brought the passage of the new James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. I will be sharing with the students facts about the new Zadroga 9/11 Act, how to file a Zadroga Act claim, and what medical conditions are covered under the Zadroga Act.
“It’s a toxic soup of contaminants!”
That’s how attorney Troy Rosasco describes an area in Hicksville that, along with four other communities, has just been tapped as a new federal EPA superfund cleanup site. The former Hicksville Sylvania plant that made nuclear fuel rods for power plants in the 50′s and 60′s was closed, but Rosasco says he’s pursuing a federal class action lawsuit, representing dozens of neighbors and factory workers in the area. In the interim, we are actively engaged in preparing Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims from an equally toxic site – Ground Zero.
Last night I had the pleasure of giving Zadroga Claim Information to 60+ volunteer firefighters at the East Islip Volunteer Fire Department. Many of these brave volunteers immediately responded to the World Trade Center without any prompting from their department or other emergency agencies. They simply saw a tragedy unfolding, and like the professionals they are, put themselves in harms way. True heroes. Feel free to call me at 1-877-693-2529 ext. 123 to discuss a possible Zadroga 9/11 Claim.
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.
This article explains some of the basic health provisions of the Zadroga Act and who may apply for benefits under the reopened 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. I hope you find it helpful.
Last week Gregory Zeller of the Long Island Business News (LIBN) interviewed me about the new Zadroga 9/11 Act and the reopened Victim Compensation Fund. Read the LIBN Zadroga Act article here. including the excellent 9/11 WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program at Stony Brook Univerity Medical Center based in Islandia, If you have any questions, call me directly toll free at 1-855-WTC-INFO or visit our Zadroga 9/11 Claims informational website at www.zadrogaclaimsinfo.com.
Carrie asked me to help with a question from a reader about whether a 74 year old could work and collect Social Security Retirement benefits also. The reader seemed to believe that the hard working septuagenarian was somehow cheating the US government!
See my detailed response about Social Security in Newsday here and here, and keep reading Carrie’s column. It was refreshing to get my mind off Zadroga Act Claims for a few moments.
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”.
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.
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
President Obama today signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 while vacationing in Hawaii.
For disabled 9/11 survivors and first responders, the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, after a long and arduous struggle by advocates who never gave up, was certainly the highlight of last year. More and better healthcare for these heroes is on the way.
On the heels of a unflattering article two days ago in the NY Daily News about the 9/11 lawyers at Worby, Groner & Edelman and Napoli, Bern, Susan Edelman of the New York Post is reporting today on a potential mistake these lawyers may have made that could cost First Responders millions of dollars in the short term. This is not the way it was supposed to work. The deal that was sold to these clients was that they should take the 9/11 litigation settlement now, use it to pay current medical bills, and then they would also be able to apply for Zadroga 9/11 compensation also. What a mess…! Stay tuned and pray for the best…
Law Firms of Worby, Groner & Edelmann LLP and Napoli, Bern LLP are catching heat from many angry 9/11 First Responders and victims about their new Zadroga Act website which was planned to attact Zadroga Act claims prior to the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.
The Bottom Line – if you were a participant in any of the recently resolved 9/11 lawsuits against New York City and represented by a lawyer or law firm, you do NOT have to use that same lawyer or law firm to represent you in your Zadroga Victims’ Compensation Fund claim.
You should explore any law firms’ long-term commitment to 9/11 First Responders and victims before you sign any paperwork. Find the lawyer that you personally feel comfortable with who will also get you the best results.
Here is the text of the final Zadroga bill passed by the Senate yesterday which will now go to President Obama to sign. Some of the medical conditions for survivors in the Zadroga 9/11 Act that will be covered are listed below Interstitial lung diseases WTC-exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).