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

Posted on July 11, 2013
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 on July 10, 2013
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...

Proposal to Cover Prostate Cancer under Zadroga Act and WTC 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Posted on July 03, 2013
World Trade Center Health Program proposes rule to add prostate cancer to list of 9/11 covered illnesses under Zadroga Act and WTC Victim Compensation Fund

How Do I Get a New Social Security Disability Hearing After the Queens Judge Bias Settlement?

Posted on June 11, 2013
Once you receive this Padro v. Astrue Notification letter, you should immediately contact a Queens Social Security disability lawyer to learn your rights under the settlement. You may be entitled to "six figure cash awards" of retroactive benefits along with Medicare medical insurance...

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

Posted on June 07, 2013
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...


Posted on May 10, 2013
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...

Illicit Drug Use and Your Worker?s Compensation Claim

Posted on May 09, 2013
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...

Links to the Latest Information on Drug Safety

Posted on May 08, 2013
Index to Drug-Specific Information- if a drug has been the subject of review or safety advisory, you can find it on this alphabetical index MedWatch Alerts- you can sign up to receive email alerts from Medwatch, an agency that reports bad drug events to the FDA Daily Med- provides labels to pharmaceuticals to consumers and...

Drug Safety, Recalls and Withdrawal

Posted on May 07, 2013
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...


Posted on May 06, 2013
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...

Finding Support

Posted on May 03, 2013
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...

Pain and Suffering

Posted on May 02, 2013
Pain and Suffering is the legal term used to describe any sort of physical, emotional or mental distress which may include potentially limiting conditions such as depression or persistent aches. Generally people seek compensation for any loss of income that can be attributed to such a condition...

Permanent Disability

Posted on May 01, 2013
Many different classifications of permanent disability are detailed under Worker’s Compensation law. These include Permanent Partial Disability, Permanent Total Disability and Total Industrial Disability. Permanent Partial Disability means that the worker is disabled for life, but not to the extent that they will never work again...

Some Quick Suggestions For Dealing With the Courts System

Posted on April 30, 2013
1. Look sharp, try not to dress like a slob and be well groomed. 2. Treat everyone with respect. Don’t call anyone dude or lady. Sir and ma’am will do just fine. 3.  Tell the truth. Everything you say in court is recorded and could very well come back to bite you in the foot...

Family Medical Leave Act (FML)

Posted on April 29, 2013
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...

Are You Eligible For Workman?s Compensation?

Posted on April 26, 2013
The answer may surprise you. Under the following conditions you may not receive Worker’s Compensation benefits: 1. Your claim involves working for a non-profit and you are unpaid. It should be noted however, that if you receive a stipend, room and board or any other perks with a monetary value, the position may be considered...

What You Need To Know About Receiving Cash Benefits

Posted on April 25, 2013
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...

Veteran?s Disability

Posted on April 10, 2013
Over 45% of the 1.6 million veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are currently seeking VA compensation for service connected injuries and disabilities. Returning veterans may be eligible to receive numerous benefits pertaining to injuries sustained while in the service...

Reporting Discrimination

Posted on April 09, 2013
Have you been fired or experienced some sort of unfair treatment after claiming or trying to claim Worker’s Compensation? If so, you should be aware that your employer is violating  The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. There is a penalty of $100 to $500 for each employee that is discriminated against...

Getting Assistance With Your Claim

Posted on April 01, 2013
You may need assistance from the Worker?s Compensation Board after reporting an on-the-job injury .Form RFA-1W-Request for Assistance By Injured Worker is provided for this purpose. The form is generally not used for claims where the case is not accepted by the employer or carrier...

Healthy New York

Posted on March 28, 2013
The Healthy New York program was introduced as part of the Health Care Reform Act of 2000. Healthy New York provides need-based health insurance coverage for those who qualify. The program is overseen by the New York State Department of Financial Services and is subject to state law and regulation...


Posted on March 26, 2013
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...

Hyaluronate Injections

Posted on March 13, 2013
Sodium Hyaluronate is a chemical used in the treatment of arthritis and osteoporosis (you may have seen advertisements for various brands of the drug on television). The substance is injected into the knee and essentially acts as a lubricant, shock absorber and pain reliever while also stimulating the natural production of synovial fluid...

What is an Occupational Disease?

Posted on February 28, 2013
 Your work-related disability may not be the result of a single accident. Exposure to certain job related agents may have caused you to develop a debilitating condition over time. However, not all injuries that develop over time are occupational diseases that entitle you to benefits...

Workers Compensation Settlements: Stipulations, Schedule Loss of Use (SLU) Awards and Section 32 Agreements

Posted on February 13, 2013
Schedule Loss of Use Awards (SLU's) are awards given to injured workers who have permanent injures to certain body pats, most often extremity injuries. New York Workers Compensation Schedule Loss of Use (SLU) Awards . It should be noted that an injure claimant can receive a Schedule Loss of Use Award without having to lose any time from work...

NY Workers Compensation Claims: How to Handle On-The-Job Injury or Illness

Posted on February 12, 2013
If you have further questions, please feel free to call the New York workers' compensation lawyers at Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco toll free at 1-877-693-2529.

Multiple Sclerosis and Social Security Disability: OCT is Emerging Method of Tracking Nervous System Deterioration

Posted on January 30, 2013
Primary-progressive MS and Relapsing-remitting MS are the types we most often see in our office for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits

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

Posted on January 04, 2013
"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

NY Workers? Compensation Board to Re-Open Monday, November 5th

Posted on November 02, 2012
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.

New York Workers? Compensation Board Shuts Down Due to Hurricane Sandy

Posted on October 29, 2012
In addition, my previously scheduled NY Workers' Compensation Seminar for fellow attorneys tommorow in Melville has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

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