We’ve all heard those stereotypes about Worker’s Compensation Claims being a lot of bologna. People think of claimants wearing fake neck braces, getting hurt on purpose, hobbling into their hearing limping on one leg and walking out limping on another. It would be naive to say that this never happens, which is a real shame… Continue Reading
This week, we’ve talked a lot about the regulation of legal pharmaceutical products. Let us take a minute though to think about illicit substances. Worker’s Compensation is considered a no-fault system. The amount of money a claimant receives may not be increased if his or her employer is being negligent. Likewise, an employee’s carelessness may… Continue Reading
It may go without saying that you should use discretion when taking anything that is prescribed to you after a work-related illness or injury. Of course all pharmaceuticals must be subject to rigorous testing and analysis before being approved for the market. In general this means making sure that the benefits of a medication outweigh… Continue Reading
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
Becoming disabled is a stressful and oftentimes traumatic experience. In addition to dealing with all the legal red tape, there are many problems that may emerge with respect to a worker’s family and financial status. Fortunately Social Workers provide many services for people who are undergoing such hardships. Social Workers can help workers and families… Continue Reading
If you are injured on the job, your employer should be paying for any necessary medical expenses. When it comes to the money you’d normally be making, that’s a little more complicated. While you may be receiving medical benefits after a work related accident, your not going to see a dime of the wages you’d… Continue Reading
To appeal a decision essentially means bringing a case to a higher court system after a Judge’s ruling. During a hearing before a Worker’s Compensation Law Judge, medical records, personal testimony and other evidence is reviewed and a decision is made as to whether or not the claimant is entitled to compensation or benefits. The… Continue Reading
Primary-progressive MS and Relapsing-remitting MS are the types we most often see in our office for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits
Social Security is scheduled to release it’s long awaited Fibromyalgia Ruling, SSR 12-2p tomorrow, July 25, 2012. Click here for a PDF version the full Social Security Disability Fibromyalgia Ruling. Until now, Social Security Disability lawyers frequently took general guidance from Social Security Ruling 99-2p Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) which was issued in 1999. Do not hesitate to call Senior Partner Troy Rosasco if you have questions concerning a Fibromyalgia Social Security Disability claim.
As I have done in the past, I’ll be presenting a lecture to “New Practitioners” in the Social Security Disability Law field. I have always believed that in order to be able to teach a subject, you must know it cold. It is no different with Social Security Disability Law, and teaching new Social Security Lawyers is both challenging and invigorating.
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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.
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.
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.
Fall 2010 NOSSCR Disability Claim lawyer conference. This year I will be attending some great sessions on the functional restrictions caused by multiple sclerosis, cancer, diabetes, PTSD caused by sexual abuse, hypertension, chronic pain, fibromyalgia and other auto-immune disorders.
Today is the first day of the NOSSCR Social Security Disability Lawyer conference in "The Big Easy", as this fun loving city is affectionately known. Some of the best Social Security disability lawyers from around the country will be in attendance, including my good friend and current NOSSCR President Larry Wittenberg. While I was a presenter on ERISA… Continue Reading
I am looking forward to attending the Inaugural Dinner of the new St. John’s University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law at the Williams Club in New York City this Thursday. In attendance will be our Law School’s new Dean, Michael A. Simons. I am deeply honored to have been asked to become an… Continue Reading
"Discretionary Clauses" in ERISA disability insurance policies are the largest cause of unfair ERISA LTD claim denials across the country. They essentially create an uneven playing field in favor of an already powerful insurance company over a disabled claimant. Imagine if the Yankees were forced to play the World Series with only seven players on the field, while the Phillies had the usual nine. That’s… Continue Reading
I had the pleasure to lecture to Social Security Disability Lawyers this past Spring at the NOSSCR Conference in Washington, DC about "Winning Long Term Disability Claims at the Initial Level". They have invited me back to lecture on the topic of "Winning your First ERISA Long Term Disability Administrative Appeal" at their Fall NOSSCR Conference on October… Continue Reading
NY Long Term Disability Attorneys have had some pretty good days in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently with cases like McCauley v. Unum. Unfortunately, today the winning streak stopped cold with the mind-boggling decision in Burke v. PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Hartford Insurance, (Second Circuit, 7/9/09). This case dealt with the issue of when the Statute… Continue Reading
How many times has one of your clients told you the IME or FCE physically hurt them during the course of a so called "independent medical exam" or "functional capacity exam"? What if the injury is permanent? Can they sue the IME doctor or physical therapist for medical malpractice? According to a sharply divided NY Court of… Continue Reading
I will be speaking at the NOSSCR Disability Attorney Conference on May 13, 2009 in Washington, DC on the topic of: Winning Long Term Disability Claims at the Initial Level. As those of you who read this blog regularly know, I am a big ( must do, mandatory, stupid if you don’t) proponent of at least consulting with… Continue Reading
First and foremost, congratulations to our new President – Barack Obama. His historic election will forever change the way opportunity and entitlement are viewed in the United States. He has tremendous challenges before him, but with our support and shared sacrifice, perhaps we can right this dangerously leaky ship we call America. Godspeed, Mr. President. In… Continue Reading
Michael Yoeli, one of the most experienced long term disability lawyers in the legal community, has joined Turley Redmond and Rosasco as ‘Of Counsel". After a distinguished career on the defense side of the long term disability bar, Mike has been representing individuals and policyholders solely since 1998 and has used his prior experience and contacts to… Continue Reading