As an injured worker, you have specific rights under New York state workers' compensation law. As a union member, you may be entitled to additional benefits and protections in your collective bargaining agreement. It is important to work with a lawyer who knows your union and the benefits available to you under your contract so all your rights are protected. Unlike workers who are not covered under a union contract, you have rights preventing termination of your employment and guaranteeing continuation of your regular health care coverage when you are out of work due to an on-the-job injury.
The law firm of Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P., has been representing union members hurt on the job for more than 25 years. We welcome union members from both public and private sector. We regularly work with construction workers in various trade unions located in New York City. (In fact, our Queens office in Long Island City is conveniently located near the headquarters of many of New York's largest trade unions.) Our attorneys regularly advocate for individuals from Queens and Long Island who were injured in the course of their labor union employment.
Injured On The Job As A Union Worker?
TRRR has assisted injured workers for more than 25 years. We have a good reputation with many union locals and have represented union workers across a wide range of occupations, including:
- Construction trades (carpenters, electricians, plumbers, etc.)
- Ironworkers and pipe fitters
- Sheet metal workers
- Elevator workers
- Operating engineers
- Dock builders
- Truck drivers and Teamsters
- Stagehands and theater workers
- Cement and concrete workers
- Asbestos workers
- Drywall installers and tapers
- Hotel and restaurant workers
- Police officers
- Corrections officers and security guards
- Municipal employees (sanitation, parks, firefighters, etc.)
- Bus drivers and transit workers
- Health care and hospital workers (nurses, home care, lab techs, etc.)
- Other AFSCME and SEIU members
In addition to representing individuals, we have served as workers' compensation counsel to the Suffolk County PBA (Police Benevolent Association); Local 342, Long Island Public Service Employees; and Local 881, CSEA (Civil Service Employees Association).
Special Considerations For Union Members Seeking Workers' Compensation
We understand that you have much invested in the outcome of your workers' compensation claim — not only your health, but your union membership, seniority and benefits as well. We work closely with clients to ensure that they get proper medical care and all entitled benefits under workers' compensation. We are here to assist from the filing of your claim through hearings and appeals if necessary to protect your interests.
Our attorneys can educate you about your rights and how your claim may differ from that of a nonunion individual. For example, many union contracts stipulate full salary during a work injury leave, compared with the two-thirds maximum under a straight workers' comp claim. We handle all the paperwork and dealings with the insurance companies so you can concentrate on your health.
Hardworking Attorneys Helping Union Workers
We welcome inquiries about workers' compensation for union members. For a free consultation, call us toll free at 800-671-4927 or email us. Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco maintains six offices in New York City, Queens, Nassau County and Suffolk County.