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Should You Use Allsup or Advantage 2000 for Your Social Security Disability Claim?

Thursday, December 1, 2005

I wouldn’t! I think they both have major conflicts of interest. As the attached court decision Allsup v. Advantage 2000 shows here, I think Allsup and Advantage 2000 (A2K) Consultants are more interested in helping long term disability insurance companies, like UnumProvident, Cigna and MetLife, than they are in protecting the rights of Social Security Disability beneficiaries. This is the way companies like Allsup and Advantage 2000 work: 1) You file for long term disability (LTD) through your employer’s LTD carrier; 2) before the ink is dry on your LTD application, the LTD insurance company tries to solicit you to […]

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Coordinating Workers' Comp, Social Security and Long Term Disability Claims Seminar – 11/22/05

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Want to know how Workers’ Comp, Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability claims inter-relate? I will be lecturing next week on 11/22/05 in Garden City at a day long seminar entitled “Advanced Workers’ Compensation in New York” My topic will be “Coordinating Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability Claims”. In the past year, I have seen an increasing number of clients who wish to have all their disability related claims handled by one law firm. There are specific strategies that can be followed in order to protect a claimant’s entitlement to all three benefits at the […]

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Iraq Veterans Social Security Disability Claims

Friday, November 11, 2005

It‚Äôs Veterans‚Äô Day. Let‚Äôs review some sad and disturbing Iraq War statistics: 15,568 veterans wounded in Iraq. 23,889 returning Iraq veterans have claimed VA benefits for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and other mental conditions. 2,062 veterans dead. About 100 spectators at my local Veterans‚Äô Day parade this morning. Something is wrong. As a veteran myself, I take these numbers personally. It won‚Äôt be long before more and more returning Iraq veterans cross my office threshold to file for Social Security Disability. Whether its amputations, severe burns, blindness or PTSD, the Iraq veteran will face the same bureaucratic barriers all […]

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Pataki's Workers' Compensation "Deform" Hurts Workers

Friday, November 4, 2005

After 12 years of never raising benefit levels for injured workers, Governor Pataki now wants to add insult to injury. In a transparent attempt to burnish his “right wing” credentials while launching his Presidential ambitions in Iowa, the Governor is proposing workers’ compensation reforms (more accurately labeled “deforms”) which will only put additional strain on the average working man and woman. The proposed reforms, if enacted, would take away benefits from the most seriously injured workers and force them onto the welfare rolls. Can you hear the “ching, ching” of your property taxes going up again? Thats the bottom line […]

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The Workplace Project Honors Workers' Compensation Attorneys Turley, Redmond & Rosasco

Thursday, November 3, 2005

The Workplace Project, the trail blazing immigrant rights organization on Long Island, will be honoring Turley, Redmond & Rosasco, LLP at it’s 13th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at the Fox Hollow Inn. The attorneys at Turley, Redmond & Rosasco have worked cooperatively with the Workplace Project for over 10 years to improve working conditions for Latino immigrants in New York. As detailed in Workplace Project founder Jennifer Gordon’s recent book, Suburban Sweatshops, the New York economy thrives on the backs of immigrant workers who work in the type of deplorable working conditions not seen since the times […]

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Disability Law Firm Names David Tobias and Craig Rosasco New Partners

Friday, October 28, 2005

The Full Service New York Disability Law Firm of Turley, Redmond & Rosasco, LLP is pleased to announce that David Tobias and Craig Rosasco have been named partners in the firm. David Tobias is a graduate of Hofstra Law School and has been Supervisor of the firm‚Äôs Social Security Disability Department for the past five years. Prior to joining Turley, Redmond & Rosasco, LLP in 2000, he was an Associate Attorney at a national Social Security disability law firm for ten years. Over the course of his career, he has appeared at more than 1000 administrative disability hearings and has […]

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Attorney Redmond Raises $20,000 for Multiple Sclerosis Research

Thursday, October 27, 2005

On October 16, 2005, my partner Chris Redmond rode in the New York City Multiple Sclerosis Association’s MS Bike Tour and his group of riders raised over $20,000 for MS research! Congratulations to Chris and his team for raising an astounding amount for this great organization. The event raised over a Million dollars in total! By raising money like this, we get that much closer to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. Although I have found our multiple sclerosis clients to be some of the nicest and most courageous people we have ever met, we would be glad to never […]

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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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"Representing Your First Workers' Compensation Client" Redux

Friday, October 7, 2005

For those attorneys who may have missed my Spring Seminar at St. John’s Law School entitled “Representing Your First Workers’ Compensation Client”, I will be doing a repeat on Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 8:30 AM. (Ouch!). Apparently, the first workers compensation session was well received. For lawyers interested in satisfying their CLE requirements, you can contact the Office of Continuing Legal Education at St. John’s at 718-990-6006. Hope to see you there!

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