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Employers Save $45 Million on New York Workers' Compensation Costs

Monday, November 3, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that employer costs for New York workers’ compensation in New York State will be reduced by a whopping $45 million in 2015.  This was done by lowering the cost to run the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. The reduction in New York workers’ compensation costs to business was accomplished without cutting benefits to seriously injured workers. This is a win-win for employers and workers! “Reducing the cost of doing business in New York has been a top priority for this administration and I’m proud to announce that our reforms to the workers’ compensation system have lowered rates [to employers] for the second straight […]

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A not-so-funny thing happened at work today … p3

Saturday, November 1, 2014

We are talking about whether a health care worker who contracts the Ebola virus from a patient could have a viable workers’ compensation claim. At this point, there is no word that anyone who has tested positive has filed a claim, but the example gives us a high-profile, albeit scary, way to talk about work-related illnesses. When we left off, we were going through the two threshold questions used to determine if an illness could be compensable. The first is, “Is the disease ‘occupational’?” Essentially, if the worker contacts the illness on the job, the condition is met. The second question […]

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A not-so-funny thing happened at work today … p2

Monday, October 27, 2014

The country’s response to the Ebola outbreak has escalated significantly, even as the 21-day watch periods expire for some health workers and airline passengers exposed to the virus. President Barack Obama has appointed an Ebola czar, more volunteers testing positive for the virus have returned to the country, and the number of cases and fatalities in West Africa continues to climb. On Oct. 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website reported more than 10,000 cases and nearly 5,000 deaths. In our last post, we were talking about health care workers in particular and whether they would be eligible […]

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A not-so-funny thing happened at work today …

Friday, October 17, 2014

Some jobs are just more dangerous than others. A firefighter is more likely to be at risk of an on-the-job injury than a hair stylist. When firefighters take the job, they know — especially here in New York — that they could be injured or killed when responding to an emergency, even if everyone has taken all the necessary precautions and followed all of the safety protocols. The hair stylist does not face danger on a daily basis. The job may involve razors and scissors and dyes, but stylists are not getting paid to run into burning buildings. They are getting […]

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File for Potential 9/11 World Trade Center Workers’ Compensation Benefits by 9/11/14

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP would like to urge you to preserve your right to New York worker’s compensation benefits if you participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up of the World Trade Center from 9/11/2001 through 9/12/ 2002.  File a WTC-12 form ( with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board by 9/11/14. This preserves your right to future medical and lost wage benefits, should you ever need them, if you get sick in the future. For example, if you are diagnosed with a 9/11 related cancer any time after 9/12/2014, you will NOT be able to claim […]

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Social Security Disability Fraud, Facebook Privacy and the Manhattan DA… Oh My!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Yesterday’s US Supreme Court decision in Riley v. California, interpreting the Fourth Amendment in the “digital age”, could impact the current Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation into allegedly fraudulent Social Security disability claims.   But let’s step back a minute and see where the DA’s investigation and the Social Security Administration’s  responses currently stand. See my prior blog post here on this Social Security disability fraud case regarding the initial arrest of an unscrupulous lawyer (Mr. Raymond Lavalle, Esq.) and his associates (Thomas Hale, in particular) who allegedly ran a decades long Social Security disability scam.  If the allegations are proven (and I have every reason, based […]

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Attorney Troy Rosasco Gets High Marks For His Online CLE Disability Claim Lecture

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Attorney Troy Rosasco, Partner at Turley, Redmond, Rosasco and Rosasco, has been consistently receiving 4 star ratings  from his online Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course, “Disability Insurance Claims Primer: The Plaintiff’s Perspective” through  Mr. Rosasco has been a part of the CLE program since 2010 and is still receiving high marks for the content of his presentations nationwide. Mr. Rosasco has given other online courses through including the well received free course on 9/11 Victim Compensation Claims in which he has proudly donated his time in creating so that others can benefit from his experience and knowledge in the […]

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Social Security Disability Paralegal Ronnie Drozda Receives Touching Letter From Client

Friday, June 20, 2014

Our own Social Security Disability Paralegal Ronnie Drozda received a very touching and complimentary letter from one of our clients who unfortunately is suffering from multiple myeloma; an incurable bone marrow cancer. Social Security Disability Attorney Janet Santeramo-DeWaele was able to get our client  a favorable decision on her case and Ronnie was right along with her to lend support. Ronnie has been with Turley, Redmond, Rosasco and Rosasco for over 12 years helping disabled workers with their Social Security Disability claims with understanding and compassion for each individual case that she assists with. This letter serves as testimony to […]

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Social Security Disability Attorney Henry Shapiro Lectures Students at St. John's University School of Law

Monday, June 9, 2014

  Social Security Disability Attorney Henry Shapiro recently lectured a group of law students at St. Johns University of School of Law in Jamaica, Queens on Social Security Disability. Mr. Shapiro spoke  about starting a career in the field of Social Security Disability Law and what it’s like working for Turley, Redmond, Rosasco &Rosasco. Although Mr. Shapiro touched on a variety of subject matters such as the administrative process, drafting appeals and legal memos, he also stressed why it is important to hire an attorney when fighting for Social Security Disability benefits and the major differences between a Social Security […]

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Bill Turley to Run 5K in support of Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  On Saturday, May 10th, Senior Partner Bill Turley will be running the 14th Annual 5K Race/Walk Fun Run in support of the Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk (VNSHS). Bill started running back in High School as a member of the track team and has been an avid runner ever since. He runs every other day and has participated in many races over the years including the popular Cow Harbor Run in Northport. This is Bill’s third time running in support of the VNSHS. He says, “I am by no means a championship runner. I usually wind up […]

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