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New York Fails to Update List of Doctors Who Accept Workers’ Compensation

Monday, January 8, 2018

The New York Workers’ Compensation Board has failed to maintain an accurate list of providers, causing problems for injured workers. Following a workplace injury in New York, employees are encouraged to seek medical care. According to the New York Workers’ Compensation Board, anyone who is injured is permitted to choose any physician that the board has on its approved list. The exception is if the company’s insurance carrier has a provider it prefers, in which case the worker must go there. However, a recent report from NBC New York notes that the board has failed to keep its list of […]

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Returning to Work After Suffering Traumatic Brain Damage

Monday, January 8, 2018

Traumatic brain injuries have symptoms that can make it difficult for people to return to work. Traumatic brain damage is one of the most common, and one of the most debilitating workplace injuries in New York. Studies show that even mild traumatic brain injuries can cause long-term damage that could make it difficult for people to return to work and engage in the activities that they once enjoyed. Not only does this present a problem for workers who are no longer able to perform the same job that they did prior to the injury, but it also impacts the employer who must […]

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New Unfair Social Security Disability "Redeterminations" Based on Fraud by Convicted Lawyer Raymond LaValle Representation Should Be Challenged

Friday, October 20, 2017

Just this week, more legitimately disabled individuals became victims of the criminal acts of their former Social Security Disability attorney, Raymond LaValle, and his criminal associates Thomas Hale, Joseph Esposito and John Minerva. See my prior posts here and here discussing the unfairness of lumping all claimants represented by Mr. LaValle into an overly broad allegation of fraud. Since that time, I have won many cases by proving to Social Security that many of the claimants represented by Mr. LaValle were in fact disabled under the Social Security law. Social Security was trying to take away their well deserved benefits […]

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9/11 Health Watch Fundraiser in New York City Honors Denis Hughes

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Last night was the annual fundraiser for 9/11 Health Watch, a vital organization supporting 9/11 victims and their families. The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Law Firm of Turley Hansen & Rosasco was pleased to financially support 9/11 Health Watch at the Advocate Level as we have done in the past.

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Were You There? Residents and Downtown Workers Eligible for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and Free Health Benefits

Friday, September 22, 2017

If you lived or worked in any job in lower Manhattan below Canal Street (see map above)  between 9/11/2001 and 5/30/2002 and have either cancer or a respiratory illness, you may be eligible for free 100% paid health insurance for life and a tax-free cash award from the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Please visit Turley, Hansen & Rosasco at for more info. Unfortunately, every day more and more downtown office workers and professionals, downtown residents and first responders in the Ground Zero area are being diagnosed with 9/11 related cancers or respiratory illnesses (such as COPD, interstitial lung disease, […]

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Don’t be a victim of landscaping accidents

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Summertime is in full swing. Landscapers from different sized private companies to municipal and government agencies are hard at work all over New York. As with all other industries, landscaping poses various workplace dangers that range from hazardous equipment, repetitive hard work, toxic chemicals, heat exposure and more. If you are an employee in this profession, your employer can take precautions to protect you from known hazards. First, you must receive the necessary safety training to enable you to recognize dangerous conditions and know how to avoid injury. Furthermore, your employer must provide appropriate personal protective equipment as stipulated by […]

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Wood chipper incident causes partial amputation of worker’s leg

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Employees in the landscaping industry nationwide, including in New York, do not always take appropriate care when they work with equipment such as wood chippers. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 39 workers suffered fatal workplace injuries while working with wood chippers over the most recent 10 years for which data is available. Most of these deaths resulted from people getting body parts caught in wood chippers. The safety agency reported that it impounded a wood chipper for inspection after a recent incident in West Babylon. A report indicates that the leg of a 72-year-old man became trapped in a […]

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Construction workers’ accidents: Crane drops load onto 3 workers

Friday, June 30, 2017

A spokesperson for the New York Fire Department says it was the commitment and training of firefighters that made a recent rescue operation successful. FDNY is frequently called when employee lives are on the line in construction workers’ accidents. This was also the case on a recent Tuesday afternoon when three members of a construction crew became trapped under thousands of pounds of rubble on a building site. The incident occurred at the site of a residential renovation in the northwestern corner of the New York borough of Queens. Authorities say a crane dropped a massive load of construction material on […]

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Construction workers’ accidents: 3 injured in building collapse

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Those who work in construction in New York are likely aware of the potential dangers they face while they complete their job responsibilities. While added safety precautions can prevent some construction workers’ accidents, they can still occur. Unfortunately, three workers were recently injured when part of the building they were working on collapsed. The incident happened one afternoon on a day in June. The construction project reportedly involved adding a third-story to a two-story structure. Unfortunately, the upper portion of the structure is said to have collapsed, trapping three construction workers. One of the workers, a 37-year-old man, was reportedly able […]

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