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Category: Construction Accidents

What makes construction accidents in New York different from other types of New York workers' compensation accidents?

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Workers on construction sites in New York are given special legal rights under New York Labor Law Sections 200, 240 and 240(1). These laws are sometimes referred to as the “Safe Place to Work Law” or the “Scaffold Law.” These laws may allow construction workers to sue for pain and suffering in addition to collecting New York State Workers’ Compensation Benefits. Depending upon the workers’ injuries, these construction accident lawsuits could be worth multimillions of dollars for the worker and his family. Only a highly qualified disability trial attorney should handle construction accident lawsuits in New York City or Long […]

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Merry Christmas from New York Disability Lawyer!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Well, my seven year old son didn’t get  "an official Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot, range-model air rifle with a compass in the stock" this Christmas, but he now has enough "weapons of mass destruction"  to justify Dick Cheney’s armed search of our property (I better duck!)   My daughter is content with her yo-yo and Rubik’s Cube.  Chock it up to testosterone! All of us at the New York Disability Lawyer Blog and Turley, Redmond & Rosasco wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season!  See you in the New Year!

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Federal Judge Clears Way for 9/11 Ground Zero / WTC Lawsuits

Thursday, October 19, 2006

In a huge victory for Ground Zero workers, federal judge Alvin Hellerstein issued a 99 page ruling yesterday giving these heroes the opportunity to sue the City of New York, private contractors and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for their 9/11 related illnesses. In the last few months, after the passage of the new 9/11 workers’ compensation law,  our workers’ compensation attorneys have been deluged with calls from Ground Zero workers with various illness’s they believe are related to exposure to toxins at Ground Zero.  In addition to new workers’ comp claims, they may now also be entitled to have […]

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9/11 New York Workers' Compensation Bill Gaining Traction in Albany

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

It looks like a version of the new 9/11 Workers’ Comp Bill introduced recently by Assemblyman Jonathan L. Bing (D-Manhattan) will soon become law.  Final details of a compromise 9/11 bill are currently being worked out by negotiators from Governor Pataki’s office, the Assembly and the Senate, where a similar bill was introduced by State Senator John Marchi (R-Staten Island).   The New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance has been working closely with all interested parties in Albany to craft a law that will protect all 9/11 heroes. If such a bill is signed by Governor Pataki, Ground Zero rescue, recovery and clean up workers will be […]

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Workers' Compensation Senate Roundtable Report

Monday, April 24, 2006

Workers’ Comp Alliance Co-Chairs John Sciortino and Troy Rosasco recently advocated the position of injured workers at a well attended public Roundtable in Albany sponsored by State Senator George Maziarz. Once again, Senator Maziarz proved to be an open minded fact finder seeking common ground solutions to the tough problem of Workers’ Compensation. As stated in a previous Workers’ Compensation Alliance post, the panel consisted of representatives of injured workers and business. Joel Shufro, President of the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH) made an impassioned plea to make safety on the job the number one priority. […]

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Rosasco Response to Newsday Editorial on Workers' Comp Reform

Monday, March 27, 2006

To the Editor: I know Newsday is one of Long Island’s major employers (owned by the Times-Tribune conglomerate), but I never thought its own corporate self interest would would infect its positions on the editorial page. On the issue of workers’ compensation, apparently it did (Workers’ Comp Reform, 3/21/06). How soon Newsday forgets. 9/11 was the worst workplace tragedy in the history of the United States. Besides the over 3000 deaths, many Long Islanders suffered devastating permanent partial disabilities and will never return to any gainful occupation. The survivors and their families on Long Island live with this cruel reminder […]

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NY Workers' Comp Alliance Position Paper 2006

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

NY WORKERS‚Äô COMPENSATION ALLIANCE (WCA) Position On Governor Pataki’s Proposed Changes To The Workers‚Äô Compensation System Budget Bill Article VII A.9561/S.6461 The New York workers‚Äô compensation system is in need of changes to keep pace with the cost of living and to effectively deliver the basic medical benefits promised to injured workers by the State Constitution. In recent years it has become commonplace to accuse the current workers‚Äô compensation system of providing too little in the way of benefits to injured workers while costing employers too much. Both of these criticisms are well founded. Unfortunately the legislation currently proposed by […]

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Workers Compensation Top Ten Tips – Tip # 3

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Don’t Talk to the Insurance Company and Don’t Sign Authorizations! Within a few days of learning of your work related accident, the insurance company claims adjusters will pounce on you. These people are NOT your friends. They are employed by the workers’ compensation insurance company to save money on your claim. While many claims adjusters may be good human beings trying to “do the right thing”, at the end of the day they are under intense pressure from the insurance carrier to minimize your workers compensation benefits and close your claim as soon as possible. Often times their initial contact […]

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Workers Compensation Top Ten Tips – Tip #1

Monday, September 19, 2005

File a C-3 Form with the New York State Workers Compensation Board I wish I had a dollar for every client who told me: “I already filed my claim”, when in fact, the New York State Workers Compensation Board knows nothing about their injury. Many claimants mistakenly believe that their rights are protected simply by filling out an Accident Report (Form C-2…confusing, huh?) with the employer. Nothing could be further from the truth. Employers frequently bury Accident Reports or simply neglect to forward them to the insurance carrier and the Workers Compensation Board. Either way, it can severely delay your […]

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