Turley Redmond & Rosasco, L.L.P. Offers Free Notary and Fax Service for Late WTC-12 Filers at New York State Workers Compensation Board for 9/11 Ground Zero Volunteers, Rescue, Recovery and Cleanup WorkersMonday, August 30, 2010
Until Friday, September 10, 2010, our New York Workers Compensation lawyers will be providing free notary and fax services for World Trade Center Ground Zero workers and volunteers who have not yet registered for potential future benefits using the official WTC-12 form, which requires a notary to witness the claimant’s sworn statement.
Despite a very aggressive public outreach campaign by the NY Workers Compensation Board and NYCOSH (including waves of TV and radio ads – see Yankee Bernie Williams above), many potentially eligible 9/11 workers and volunteers have not yet registered with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board to protect themselves if they get sick in the future due to their heroic 9/11 Groun Zero service.
The last day the Board will accept the required WTC-12 form is September 13, 2010 (different from the originally publisized date of September 11, 2010 since the 11th falls on a Saturday when the WCB is closed). If you, or someone you know, falls into this category of workers or volunteers, please ACT and FILE immediately to protect your rights to future medical and lost wage benefits.
The New York Disability Law Blog has done its best over the years to help educate 9/11 workers of the need to file the WTC-12 form, even if they are not yet sick. However, the filing date is almost here – 9/13/2010.
The WTC-12 form contains an address for filing, but at this late date we strongly suggest you either fax the form to the Workers’ Compensation Board at 1-877-533-0337 or drop the form off in person at one of the New York Workers’ Compensation Board’s Local District Offices.
Any questions, you can contact the Workers’ Compensation Board at 1-877-533-0337 or one of our NY Workers Compensation attorneys at 1-877-NY-DBLAW x123.