As an injured worker, you have specific rights under New York state workers’ compensation law. As a union member, you may be entitled to additional benefits and protections in your collective bargaining agreement. It is important to work with a lawyer who knows your union and the benefits available to you under your contract so all your rights are protected. Unlike workers who are not covered under a union contract, you have rights preventing termination of your employment and guaranteeing continuation of your regular health care coverage when you are out of work due to an on-the-job injury.
The law firm of Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P., has been representing union members hurt on the job for more than 25 years. We welcome union members from both public and private sector. We regularly work with construction workers in various trade unions located in New York. (In fact, our office in Long Island City is conveniently located near the headquarters of many of New York’s largest trade unions.) Our attorneys regularly advocate for individuals from Long Island who were injured in the course of their labor union employment.
Injured On The Job As A Union Worker?
TRRR has assisted injured workers for more than 25 years. We have a good reputation with many union locals and have represented union workers across a wide range of occupations, including:
Construction trades (carpenters, electricians, plumbers, etc.)
Ironworkers and pipe fitters
Sheet metal workers
Truck drivers and Teamsters
Stagehands and theater workers
Cement and concrete workers
Drywall installers and tapers
Hotel and restaurant workers
Corrections officers and security guards
Municipal employees (sanitation, parks, firefighters, etc.)
Bus drivers and transit workers
Healthcare and hospital workers (nurses, home care, lab techs, etc.)
Other AFSCME and SEIU members
In addition to representing individuals, we have served as workers’ compensation counsel to the Suffolk County PBA (Police Benevolent Association); Local 342, Long Island Public Service Employees; and Local 881, CSEA (Civil Service Employees Association).
Special Considerations For Union Members Seeking Workers’ Compensation
We understand that you have much invested in the outcome of your workers’ compensation claim — not only your health, but your union membership, seniority, and benefits as well. We work closely with clients to ensure that they get proper medical care and all entitled benefits under workers’ compensation. We are here to assist from the filing of your claim through hearings and appeals if necessary to protect your interests.
Our attorneys can educate you about your rights and how your claim may differ from that of a nonunion individual. For example, many union contracts stipulate full salary during a work injury leave, compared with the two-thirds maximum under a straight workers’ comp claim. We handle all the paperwork and dealing with the insurance companies so you can concentrate on your health.
Hardworking Attorneys Helping Union Workers
We welcome inquiries about workers’ compensation for union members. For a free consultation, call us toll-free at 877-693-2529 or email us. We have convenient offices located in New York City, Shirley, Riverhead, Ronkonkoma, and Garden City.
My life and case was in disarray due my previous lawyer. A fellow lawyer said your firm was the best in the business. My confidence and trust came back after meeting with your team of lawyers. You won my case quickly with little effort on my part. I would recommend anyone who needs a lawyer to your firm.
J.I, Valley Stream
Dear Mr. Turley,
I want to take the time to thank you and your firm for the hard work and great service in my Workers Comp case. I would have no problem recommending you to others.
Dear Mr. Redmond,
I would like to thank you for your invaluable assistance in my WC case. With your support having overcome several obstacles, we finally obtained the desired result.