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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!

Adding Insult to Injury – The Demolition of Workers’ Comp

Posted in Construction Accidents, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims

The “Demolition of Workers’ Comp” and accompanying info on the NPR website is well-researched and traces the origins of workers’ compensation law and the “grand bargain” between workers and employers: injured workers gave up their right to sue negligent employers in return for prompt lost wage and medical benefits. Employer and business interests are now trying to renege on that century old bargain by gutting state workers’ compensation laws.

Social Security Disability Advocates Binder & Binder Officially File for Bankruptcy

Posted in Health Info, Labor News, Social Security Disability

As reported in the Wall Street Journal today, the nation-wide Social Security Disability firm of Binder and Binder formally filed for bankruptcy last night in New York.  The bankruptcy petition filed with the Court is 62 pages long (we will post on Monday) and lists current total employees as of October 2014 at 966.  The bankruptcy… Continue Reading

Employers Save $45 Million on New York Workers’ Compensation Costs

Posted in Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that employer costs for New York workers’ compensation in New York State will be reduced by a whopping $45 million in 2015.  This was done by lowering the cost to run the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. The reduction in New York workers’ compensation costs to business was accomplished without cutting benefits to seriously injured workers. This… 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

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

$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.

Queens New York Social Security Disability Judge Bias Class Action Settlement Approved by Court

Posted in Disability Pensions, Health Info, Labor News, Social Security Disability

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!

New Employer’s First Report of Injury/Illness Form

Posted in Firm News & Events, Labor News

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

Fast Food Workers Strike for 15

Posted in Labor News

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

Department of Labor Releases New Unemployment Statistics

Posted in Labor News

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

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.

Cuomo Proposes Worker’s Compensation Financing Plan

Posted in Labor News

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

New Social Security Disability Hearings for Over 4000 Queens Residents as a Result of Class Action Settlement Alleging Judges Were Biased

Posted in Firm News & Events, Health Info, Labor News, Social Security Disability

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).

Troy Rosasco Appointed Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of Law

Posted in Firm News & Events, Labor News, NY Workers Compensation Claims, Social Security Disability

“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

Remembering 9/11/2001 – St. James, New York

Posted in Health Info, Labor News

                  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.

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.

9/11 Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund Open for New Claims as of 10/31/2011

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

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.

NY Post on Zadroga Lawyers Worby Napoli “Ad Trick Insult”

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

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”.

Free Zadroga 9/11 Act Online Seminar: What You Need to Know About the Victim Compensation Fund

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

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.