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Long Island Lawyer Presents Seminar on New York Workers' Compensation Claims

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

As I have done for a number of years now, I will be lecturing tomorrow at the Hilton Hotel in Melville to my fellow NY workers compensation lawyers on "Practice Tips & Ethical Considerations" under the New York State Workers Compensation Law.  I will be sharing info in my materials on the 2007 NY Workers" Compensation Reform Law including a table explaining the new "caps" on Permanent Partial Disabilities and the new maximum workers’ compensation benefit rate, which is $739.83 for all accidents on or after July 1, 2010. This is a great opportunity for personal injury lawyers to get a basic grounding in […]

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Judge Calls New Proposed 9/11 Settlement for First Responders and Rescue Workers a "Very Good Deal"

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein called the new $625 to $712 million proposed 9/11 settlement for sick first responders and rescue workers a "very good deal" today.  Lawyer fees have now been reduced from 33% to 25%, while the actual settlement has been increased significantly. This will put more money in the hands of seriously sick first responders and their loved ones. Judge Hellerstein has set a hearing for later this month so that all interested parties can comment on the newly proposed settlement.  After the initial settlement proposal was publicized this past March, both the Judge and certain rescue worker groups claimed the the settlement […]

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9/11 First Responders May Lose Mental Health Benefits from NYC

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

  Happy First Responders Day??   The heroes from Ground Zero may no longer have much needed mental health benefits from New York City.  The Daily News reports that approximately 4,500 9/11 rescue and recovery workers would lose their mental health benefits beginning January 7, 2011, with no federal safety net in sight. Unfortunately, this is all about pure "political game playing" and the Bloomberg administration is using the 9/11 heroes in a "game of chicken" with the Obama administration over who will fund this program and for how long.  Read between the lines of this letter from the Bloomberg Administration to the 9/11 heroes.  Shame […]

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Workers' Compensation Lawyers Reflect on Workers' Memorial Day

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Today is Workers’ Memorial Day worldwide, a day we solemnly remember all those workers who have died tragically in workplace accidents over the years.  More US workers have died on the job over the course of history than anyone knows or cares to remember. Witness 9/11, but don’t forget the workers who die every day in less dramatic fashion. To understand the gravity of this problem, a must read is the 2010 Death On the Job Report from the AFL-CIO. Read it and really weep. My most recent NY workers’ compensation death claim involved a Long Island warehouse worker who had a skid of heavy boxes tip […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

At this magical time of year,  while so many New Yorkers are still struggling economically, let us not forget all the important things we still have.  In the spirit of the Christmas season, let us try to put aside our worries, if only for one day, and rejoice for the things that matter most – the happiness and health of our families! For those among us who are not working due to accidents or disease, may 2010 bring you a return to work and good health.  The attorneys at Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco have dedicated our professional lives to representing injured and disabled claimants with construction accident claims, ERISA and private long term […]

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LexisNexis Names New York Disability Law Blog Top Workers' Comp Blog for 2009!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

  The Attorneys at Turley Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco are honored to have LexisNexis name our New York Disability Law Blog one of the top 25 workers compensation blogs in 2009 from across the United States for the second year running! LexisNexis is the premier legal publisher in the US, and to have their commendation means a lot not only to our law firm, but to our loyal readers as well.  We are among very good company, as the top 25 workers" compensation blogs include such notables as The Workers’ Comp Insider,  Safety Community, Workers’ Comp Forum, Managed Care Matters and the NY Workers’ Compensation Alliance Blog (which was […]

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New Law Permits 9/11 Ground Zero Workers to Sue NYC according to Lawyer Rosasco

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Great legal news for injured and ill 9/11 rescue and recovery workers!  In an article published in Newsday today, Governor David Paterson has just signed a new law effective September 16, 2009 allowing workers who missed lawsuit filing deadlines to sue New York City for negligence for telling workers that the air at Ground Zero was safe, when in fact it was deadly soup of toxins. Any sick 9/11 Ground Zero worker who had a prior claim dismissed or who never filed a claim in the first place should contact our office immediately at 1-877-NY-DBLAW (1-877-693-2529) to discuss a new lawsuit. These […]

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NY Independent Medical Examiners (IME's) and Fuctional Capacity Evaluators (FCE's) Subject to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits on Disability Claims

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

How many times has one of your clients told you the IME or FCE physically hurt them during the course of a so called "independent medical exam" or "functional capacity exam"?  What if the injury is permanent?  Can they sue the IME doctor or physical therapist for medical malpractice? According to a sharply divided NY Court of Appeals, the answer is "Yes".  On June 24, 2009, the Court in Bazakos v. Lewis, 209 NY Slip Op 05199, the majority ruled that the claim of the plaintiff was that the doctor “breached his duty "to perform the examination in a manner not to […]

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