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A Time to Be Grateful – Remember 9/11 Hero Diane DiGiacomo

Posted in 9/11 Cancer Claim, 9/11 Zadroga Act, Death Benefits, Health Info, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Uncategorized, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

As Thanksgiving 2015 approaches, some may wonder what we should be grateful for as our world copes with the barbaric actions of ISIS and other radical Islamic terrorist groups. However, the death from cancer last week of Diane DiGiacomo, an ASPCA  special investigator who helped rescue animals around Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks, reminds us… Continue Reading

Walmart and McDonald’s Want to “Deform” Workers’ Comp and “Re-engineer Social Justice”

Posted in Health Info, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Uncategorized

A shrewd Texas corporate lawyer by the name of Bill Minick proudly proclaims “We’re talking about re-engineering one of the pillars of social justice…”(i.e.,Workers’ Compensation). Mess with the “pillars of social justice”?! Really Bill? You may be the son of an evangelist, but you are not God!

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The long debate over whether or not the Scaffold Law should be reformed or repealed continues. In short, contractors, property owners and insurers want it repealed because they feel it is antiquated and biased against them.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

Troy Rosasco Quoted In Newsday On Long-Term Disability Benefits

Posted in Firm News & Events, Long Term Disability / ERISA, Social Security Disability, Uncategorized

Recently, Attorney Troy Rosasco of the New York Disability Law Firm Turley, Redmond, Rosasco and Rosasco, was asked to give his legal advice in Newsday’s  “Help Wanted” column.  The column, run by business reporter Carrie Mason-Draffen, is the “Dear Abby” of work-related issues. One Reader wrote in to the column to ask whether or not… Continue Reading

How To Fill Your Prescription Under Workers’ Compensation

Posted in Medical Care and Prescriptions, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Uncategorized

If you have been injured on the job, you may require medication in order to heal and cope with pain. As you would expect, your medications will have to be filled by a pharmacy; but if you have filed for Workers’ Compensation  for your work-related injuries or illnesses, there are specific guidelines in which to… 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

Who is an “Employee” Under Workers’ Compensation Law?

Posted in NY Workers Compensation Claims, Uncategorized

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has specific guidelines which are used to determine who is considered an employee under New York State Workers’ Compensation Law (WCL). Under this law, all “employees” must be covered under a workers’ compensation insurance policy by his or her employer in order to be protected and receive… 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

Family Medical Leave Act (FML)

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The Family Medical Leave Act (FML) was enacted in 1993. Any employer with 50 or more employees is subject to the act. Eligible employees must have worked for their employer for one year or over 1250 hours. The act allows for twelve weeks of leave in a twelve month period for the following reasons: -the… Continue Reading