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Category: NY Workers Compensation Claims

Rosasco to Lecture on Workers' Compensation Claims at St. John's Law School

Monday, March 30, 2009

I’ll be giving my annual New York Workers’ Compensation Law lecture to the St. John’s Law School Labor Relations and Employment Law Society this Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 6:30 PM.  My friend David L. Gregory, the Dorothy Day Professor of Law, has asked me to speak on "real world" workers’ comp issues to his students for over ten years now.  Just a few weeks ago,  NY AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes spoke to the same students on the "Future of Labor".  I am in good company. Given the ongoing implementation of the 2007 New York Workers’ Compensation Reform laws, which included an increase […]

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Rosasco to Receive Clara Lemlich Public Service Award at Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial Dinner

Monday, March 9, 2009

I am humbled to have been selected a 2009 recipient of the Clara Lemlich Public Service Award from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial Foundation for my work as Co-Chairman of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Alliance.  My fellow recipients include  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, Injured Workers’ Bar Association President Barbara Levine and the Hon. Edward I.Pitts, Co-Author of the New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook published by LexisNexis.  We will all be honored at a gala dinner on March 25, 2009, the 98th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in […]

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LexisNexis Honors the New York Disability Law Blog as a "Top 25" Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog for 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

  The Lexis Nexis Workers’ Compensation Law Center Powered by Larson’s recently announced the 2008 honorees for the LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs for Workers’ Compensation. The New York Disability Law Blog, published by Turley, Redmond & Rosasco, LLP, was selected as a 2008 honoree. The New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance Blog, with which we are affiliated, was also honored in the Top 25. “These blogsites contain some of the best writing out there on workers’ compensation and workplace issues in general,” says the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Center. “They contain a wealth of information for the workers’ compensation community with timely news […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 2008 from NY Disability Attorneys Turley, Redmond and Rosasco !

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

At this festive time of year, when so many of us are struggling in economic despair, let us not forget all that 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 the those among us who are not working due to accidents or disease, may 2009 bring you a return to work and good health.  The attorneys at Turley, Redmond & Rosasco have dedicated our professional lives to representing injured and disabled claimants with ERISA and private […]

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Wal-mart Now Under Criminal Investigation by Nassau DA Kathleen Rice for Worker Stampede Death

Monday, December 15, 2008

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice must have been reading the New York Disability Law Blog recently when we were the first to call for a criminal probe of Walmart’s role in causing the death of it’s employee, Jdimytai Damour.  As reported in Newsday, this aggressive prosecutor is willing to use the power of her office to place a bright light on worker safety AND employer responsibility.  She deserves the thanks of all working men and women in the New York area.  It’s not every day that a public official is willing to stand up to Wal-mart. Rather than see the fact’s of […]

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New York Workers' Compensation Law Will Prevent Lawyer from Suing Wal-Mart Directly for Negligence

Friday, December 5, 2008

It has now been one week since the sad death of Walmart worker Jdimytai Damour, and of course, this being New York,  the lawsuits are already flying.  One attorney has filed a lawsuit for the family against Walmart in the Bronx (where else!) claiming Walmart was "careless, reckless and negligent".  In my opinion, the direct lawsuit against Walmart for negligence will be dismissed promptly.  Mr. Damour’s family cannot sue Walmart directly due to the "exclusive remedy" provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Law.  Filing a negligence lawsuit directly against Walmart probably had more to do with the attorney getting his name in the […]

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Walmart Criminally Responsible for "Door-Buster" Sale Worker Death?

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Photos courtesy of Newsday In the wake of yesterday’s Black Friday Walmart tragedy,  one’s first reaction might be to blame the alleged "savages" who trampled the innocent Walmart worker. However, in reality, it was Walmart’s greed and disregard for it’s own workers’ safety that caused the preventable death of Jdimytai Damour.  New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo should launch an immediate criminal investigation against Walmart.  The days of government "looking the other way" while worker safety is ignored must come to an end. Walmart had a calculated plan to create a shoppers’  "feeding frenzy" between 5 and 11 a.m. yesterday during it’s "blitz", "door-buster" […]

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9/11 Remembered: New York's Most Tragic Workers Compensation Accident in History

Thursday, September 11, 2008

As the New York Disability Law Blog has done since its inception, today we pay respects, on the seventh anniversary of 9/11, to the families of all those killed or injured in this devastating terrorist  attack.  I truly hope one of our presidential candidates finally chases Osama  Bin Laden to "the gates of hell".  He has gone unpunished for far too long. That being said, sadly, workers compensation lawyers and disability lawyers like myself are still litigating claims arising from 9/11.  Shockingly, and with far too little publicity, insurance companies are still fighting these claims, causing further anguish and grief to the victims […]

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Nassau County Workers Compensation Lawyer: Newsday Reports on Permanent Partial Disability Lump Sum Settlements

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

There are literally thousands of former Nassau County workers who are currently receiving lifetime workers’ compensation payments (pensions) for life due to on- the- job injuries.  I know – I have represented a large number of these unfortunate individuals.  These payments are overwhelmingly for workers who have been classified as having "permanent partial disabilities" and are destined to live the rest of their life in pain. According to a Newsday article yesterday, Nassau County is now proposing a $55 million taxpayer funded bond to "sell" these claims to private insurers who would then try to convince the injured worker to settle […]

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Workers' Compensation Attorney Troy Rosasco Interviewed for ABC News Story on Undocumented Worker Construction Accident Deaths

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

ABC News published an important article today highlighting the sharp rise in immigrant worker deaths on construction sites in the New York City area.  This problem, which I addressed in a prior post recently, is reaching epidemic proportions.  As detailed in the article, just the other day a Ukrainian immigrant was decapitated after plunging 42 stories while working on a construction site on a Donald Trump Hotel in lower Manhattan.  Under the current New York Workers’ Compensation law, the most his widow and children can collect for his death is $500 per week, plus payment of only $6000 toward his funeral bill.  […]

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