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Workers' Compensation Attorney Jaclyn Simmons to Speak at Suffolk Academy of Law

Friday, May 2, 2014

Turley, Redmond, Rosasco and Rosasco workers’ compensation Attorney Jaclyn Simmons will be presenting a lesson at the Suffolk Academy of Law on Tuesday, May 6th in Hauppauge.  The class program, “Workers’ Compensation for the Conscientious Practitioner,” is part of the academy’s spring continuing legal education curriculum. Ms. Simmons will be speaking about the financial penalties and liability exposure for uninsured employers. The program will be helpful to other workers’ compensation attorneys, personal injury attorneys and those who represent employers.  Ms. Simmons says, “Employers are heavily fined for not carrying  workers’ compensation insurance when required. This lecture gives an overview of when […]

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Scaffold Law: The Argument Between Workers and Contractors Continue

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The long debate over whether or not the Scaffold Law should be reformed or repealed continues. In short, contractors, property owners and insurers want it repealed because they feel it is antiquated and biased against them. Labor advocates want it to remain and continue to protect the safety of New York construction workers. The Scaffold Law was enacted in New York back in 1885 to hold employers accountable in upholding safety measures for workers that were laboring at dangerous heights during the skyscraper boom. Over the years, there has been some lobbying in an attempt to repeal the law, but in […]

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New Study Finds Low Back Pain Leading Cause of Disability

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A new study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases journal reported that low back pain is a leading cause of disability not only in the United States, but worldwide. 1 out of every 10 people suffer from some type of low back pain. Out of 21 regions studied, the top regions for disability were Western Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The lowest numbers in disability from low back pain were in the areas of the Caribbean and Latin America. The study was conducted over a 6 year span and used data about back pain from other studies […]

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Troy Rosasco Quoted In Newsday On Long-Term Disability Benefits

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Recently, Attorney Troy Rosasco of the New York Disability Law Firm Turley, Redmond, Rosasco and Rosasco, was asked to give his legal advice in Newsday’s  “Help Wanted” column.  The column, run by business reporter Carrie Mason-Draffen, is the “Dear Abby” of work-related issues. One Reader wrote in to the column to ask whether or not it is legal for a long-term disability insurance company to reduce monthly payments to workers if they are also receiving social security benefits. In short, Mr. Rosasco’s answer was that unfortunately it is legal. His full explanation as to why it is legal can be read […]

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Craig Rosasco Announces Run for Farmingdale Village Trustee – Vote March 18, 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Craig Rosasco, the Managing Partner of our firm’s Garden City office, has announced that he is running for Trustee in the Village of Farmingdale, Long Island, where he lives.  Craig is no stranger to Farmingdale and has been a “Daler” his entire life.  The election will take place on March 18, 2014 at Farmingdale Village Hall. He has also launched a new website for his election at www.CraigRosascoDaler.com .  On the website, Craig says it is “Time for a New Start in Farmingdale” given the most recent difficulties that have faced the Village.   He also pledges to “keep taxes low and preserve […]

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How To Fill Your Prescription Under Workers’ Compensation

Friday, February 7, 2014

If you have been injured on the job, you may require medication in order to heal and cope with pain. As you would expect, your medications will have to be filled by a pharmacy; but if you have filed for Workers’ Compensation  for your work-related injuries or illnesses, there are specific guidelines in which to have those prescriptions filled. The following is a simple breakdown of the process in having your prescriptions filled by a pharmacy under Workers’ Compensation Law: Filling Medications: You have a right to obtain medications that are needed for your work-related injury or illnesses under Workers’ […]

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$21.4 Million Alleged Social Security Disability Fraud by Lawyer and Retired Police in New York

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

It is also a sad day for the overwhelming majority of New York Disability lawyers with integrity. The lawyer who allegedly orchestrated the decade’s long scam, Raymond LaVallee, was a person I never met despite being a Social Security disability lawyer myself for over 22 years. I never saw him at local or national Social Security Bar Association events or seminars. Like many such alleged fraudsters, he appears to have slithered in the isolated murky waters that often accompany those who live to scam – rather than live to serve.

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Workers’ Compensation Cash Benefits – What are the different types?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation cash benefits.  Under the statute to injured workers, there are 3 types of workers’ compensation cash benefits that may be relevant to your particular work related injury.     The following is a simple explanation of each workers’ compensation cash benefit that you may be eligible for: Cash Benefit for Lost Wages: If you are partially or totally disabled for more than 14 days, then you are entitled to workers’ compensation cash benefits for your lost wages.  You will receive an amount based on your […]

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Who is an "Employee" Under Workers’ Compensation Law?

Monday, December 9, 2013

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has specific guidelines which are used to determine who is considered an employee under New York State Workers’ Compensation Law (WCL). Under this law, all “employees” must be covered under a workers’ compensation insurance policy by his or her employer in order to be protected and receive benefits should they be involved in an accident on the job. The Workers’ Compensation Board defines an employee as an individual who provides services to a for-profit business. If the services provided by an individual do not meet the definition of an “employee” under workers’ […]

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