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Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Re-opens for New Claims

Posted in 9/11 Cancer Claim, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, WTC Cancer, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) re-opened yesterday and is accepting new claims after a seven month hiatus. The temporary closure for new claims was necessary to comply with the new James Zadroga Reauthorization Act passed last December. The Fund is now up and running at full speed. All those with new 9/11 illnesses diagnosed… Continue Reading

Turley Hansen 9/11 Attorney Interviewed by WorkCompCentral for Zadroga Act Cancer Article

Posted in 9/11 Cancer Claim, 9/11 VCF Registration, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, 9/11 Zadroga Act, World Trade Center Health Program, WTC Cancer, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

Turley Hansen & Partners has represented more than 1000 first responders, volunteers or residents of lower Manhattan before the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. To date, they have collected over $60 million in cash awards for their clients. See a list of the most common 9/11 related cancers here.

9/11 WTC Compensation Fund to Issue New Zadroga Act Regulations Next Week

Posted in 9/11 Cancer Claim, 9/11 Health Registry, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, 9/11 Zadroga Act, WTC Cancer, WTC Compensation Fund, WTC Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

Important: Remember that you must “Register” with the Victim Compensation Fund within certain deadlines depending on your 9/11 related diagnosis. Unfortunately, every day we are hearing from more 9/11 responders and downtown Manhattan residents who have succumbed to 9/11 WTC cancers and other illnesses. You only have two (2) years to register your claim with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund if you have a 9/11 related cancer. See the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund registration deadline chart here.

Important New WTC Status Report from 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Posted in 9/11 Cancer Claim, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, 9/11 Zadroga Act, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Special Master Sheila Birnbaum issued an important new report this week on the status of claims processing for first responders and other victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. See the key dates on the 911 Zadroga Act Reauthorization Timeline here. The Special Master highlighted the fact that the Fund… Continue Reading

9/11 Firefighter Widow Wins $3 Million WTC Pension after Nine Year Court Fight

Posted in 9/11 Cancer Claim, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, 9/11 Zadroga Act, Death Benefits, Disability Pensions, Firm News & Events, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

The 9/11 WTC presumption is not only important in the Fernandez firefighter pension case, but it is equally important in 9/11 WTC cancer cases. After all, how is a disabled 9/11 hero supposed to prove that 9/11 related cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, kidney cancer, lung cancer, mesothelioma, prostate cancer, melanoma cancer of the skin, colon cancer or bladder cancer?

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

File for Potential 9/11 World Trade Center Workers’ Compensation Benefits by 9/11/14

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

Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP would like to urge you to preserve your right to New York worker’s compensation benefits if you participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up of the World Trade Center from 9/11/2001 through 9/12/ 2002.  File a WTC-12 form (www.wcb.ny.gov/WTC12) with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board by 9/11/14…. Continue Reading

$21.4 Million Alleged Social Security Disability Fraud by Lawyer and Retired Police in New York

Posted in Disability Pensions, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Social Security Disability, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

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.

9/11 Workers’ Compensation Registration Re-opens: Governor Cuomo Signs Bill

Posted in NY Workers Compensation Claims, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

Last week Governor Cuomo signed an important new bill that re-opened 911 workers’ compensation registration and disability pensions for Ground Zero workers. The new registration deadline is set for September 11, 2014, but re-opens registration and filing for previously denied claims. Therefore, any 9/11 worker who was previously denied workers’ compensation because they failed to register… Continue Reading

Zadroga Act 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum attends Long Island Meeting about Upcoming Registration Deadline on October 3, 2013

Posted in Firm News & Events, Health Info, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

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.

Long Island Social Security Disability Lawyer Steps Down from NOSSCR Board of Directors

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

After six years of representing my Second Circuit colleagues on the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR) Board of Directors, I am stepping down to take on new challenges – including teaching a Social Security Disability Law  course at a local law school.  I will remain on the NOSSCR Advocacy Committee. Thankfully, my good friend… Continue Reading

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.

Types of WTC Cancers Soon to be Covered by 9/11 Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund?

Posted in Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

                   See my complete, hopeful prediction on which WTC cancers should be covered by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund at the Zadroga Claims Info website here. But the short version is as follows:   Blood Cancers, including Multiple Myeloma, Leukemia and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Head, Neck and Throat cancer Oral cancer, including Tongue Cancer and Nasopharyngeal Cancer Thyroid Cancer… Continue Reading

Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Lawyers Announce Final Step in Claims Process

Posted in Firm News & Events, Health Info, Zadroga 9/11 Compensation Fund Claims

“Here we are almost one year after President Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 into law, and all the “pre-season” hard work of the Special Master and the Department of Justice brought us to the real “Opening Day” of the Victim Compensation Fund,” Mr. Rosasco said. “Now the long season of individual compensation claim evaluations and potential hearings will begin.” “A roadblock that claimants faced in order to get their fair share of the $2.775 billion Victim Compensation Fund has finally been lifted,” Mr. Rosasco’s partner, Daniel J. Hansen said. “Thanks to the Special Master, claimants will have ample time to fill out the forms. Now that all the formalities have been taken care of, these heroes who unknowingly worked in the face of danger are able to receive the compensation they justly deserve.”