As an alternative to having a New York State Workers’ Compensation claim processed by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, construction and other trades have the opportunity to utilize an alternative dispute resolution process (ADR), as approved by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law. In other words, ADR is a process of obtaining New York State Workers’ Compensation benefits without having the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board generally [...]
1. What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) and the Elective Option (EO)?The Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) is a legal framework that allows individuals with certain injuries resulting from exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune to seek compensation. The Elective Option (EO) is a voluntary process within CLJA for claimants to resolve their claims more quickly and efficiently compared to litigation.2. Who is eligible for the Elective Option (EO)?Claimants with Qualifying Injuries who [...]
Our Firm has recently joined the Kind Souls Foundation as a corporate sponsor. Kind Souls Foundation is a nonprofit warm line service for individuals and their family members experiencing work displacement due to injury, disability, or a healthcare event. The mission of the foundation is to provide thorough emotional support to those navigating the unexpected realities of work displacement, with groups of volunteers who offer compassionate listening and valuable information to local [...]
As the Firm continues to successfully fight for individuals with disabilities and their families, we know how important it is to have the right leadership within the Firm to make that happen. As we enter year 2023, the Firm is pleased to announce that attorney Nicholas A. Fusco is now a partner of the Firm. Please congratulate Nick on this tremendous accomplishment.
For nearly two decades, the TSFFM has provided academic scholarships for the children of workers who were permanently disabled or died as the result of occupational injuries and illnesses.To be eligible for a TSFFM scholarship you must be nominated by a school official and meet the following criteria:Is a resident of New York State enrolled in an accredited program in higher education at a New York State public or private institution;Is in good academic standing;Demonstrates financial need; [...]