It is also a sad day for the overwhelming majority of New York Disability lawyers with integrity. The lawyer who allegedly orchestrated the decade’s long scam, Raymond LaVallee, was a person I never met despite being a Social Security disability lawyer myself for over 22 years. I never saw him at local or national Social Security Bar Association events or seminars. Like many such alleged fraudsters, he appears to have slithered in the isolated murky waters that often accompany those who live to scam – rather than live to serve.
the settlement in Padro v. Astrue (Colvin) grants over 4000 disability claimants who were unfairly denied benefits by five rogue judges in Queens, NY the right to new hearings before different and independent judges. It also forces the five errant ALJ’s to undergo remedial re-training on Social Security law and proper procedures for conducting fair hearings. Finally, all future decisions by these five judges will be monitored by a special unit within the Social Security Administration for 30 months into the future. So there Mr. “Disability is easy to get” Kroft – stick this decision in your pipe and smoke it!
Back in October, the Workers’ Compensation Board announced that they would be introducing New York State eClaims Requirement Tables and Implementation Guide in the Spring. This entails the introduction of the new Form C-2F which will allow employers to easily report an on-the-job injury or illness. The implementation of eClaims has been set to happen… Continue Reading
About eight months ago, fast food workers in New York City started holding day long strikes during peak customer traffic. Their goal: higher wages, fifteen dollars an hour to be exact, which is more than twice the current minimum wage. Since then, protests have spread to Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Flint and as… Continue Reading
Good News! The New York State Department of Labor has just released some encouraging preliminary figures pertaining to the state’s unemployment rate. According to the numbers released on July 18, the percentage of unemployed individuals fell from %7.6 to %7.5 between May and June, putting it below the national average. In areas outside of New York… Continue Reading
Victim Compensation Fund was re-opened as part of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2011 and allows up to $2.8 billion for survivors and first responders suffering from a specific list of cancers and other ailments as a resulting from the tragedy.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has recently proposed an unusual plan to relieve the debt of some 10,000 state-wide businesses who are members of failed, dissolved or defaulted group insurance trusts so that they can better provide coverage for work-related injuries. The idea is to rearrange financing through public channels to cover about $800 million in… Continue Reading
any Social Security disability claimant who received either an “Unfavorable” or only a “Partially Favorable” decision by Judges David Z. Nisnewitz, Seymour Fier, Hazel C. Strauss, Marilyn P. Hoppenfeld or Michael D. Cofresi from January 1, 2008 to the date of the final settlement will have the right to a new hearing before a new Judge, and a new decision in their case. If you would like our New York Social Security Disability lawyers to give your prior Social Security disability denial a fresh look and free evaluation, call us toll Free at 1-877-NY-DBLAW (1-877-693-2529).
“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.