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The Retirement System’s New Stance On Cervical and Lumbar Fusion Surgery

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By: Sean Patrick Riordan, Esq.  

The New York State Retirement System has recently, and radically, changed its disability program and this change comes at the expense of its members. Based on an internal Medical Board decision, the Retirement System can now require a member to undergo a single-level cervical or lumbar fusion surgery prior to being approved for a disability pension. This position can and will have a major impact on disability applicants moving forward.

For many years, the Retirement System, confirmed by the state’s highest courts, has required members applying for disability retirement to undergo “reasonably safe” medical procedures which can restore them to full duty. Traditionally, this standard applied to areas of the body such as knees, shoulders, hands, etc. Frankly, this standard was never previously considered unreasonble by members or their attorneys. If a relatively routine and safe surgery, which could remedy a member’s condition, existed, the member was expected to have the surgery and proceed back to work if post-operative care went well.

Until last year, the Retirement System did not consider cervical or lumbar fusions to be “reasonably safe” procedures and, therefore, members applying for disability benefits did not have to fear being denied by the Retirement System because they did not want to undergo these highly invasive procedures. Unfortunately, this has been officially changed.

Following the Retirement System’s decision to consider spinal fusion surgery to be “reasonably safe” procedures, I, along with three other respected disability attorneys, petitioned the Retirement System to re-visit and reconsider its decision. While the System did re-visit the issue, it has remained steadfast in its determination.

We must now litigate this matter on a case-by-case basis before the courts over the next several months and determine whether the judges agree with the Retirement System. However, if you suffer from a cervical and/or lumbar spine impairment, your doctor has recommended or discussed spinal fusion surgery with you and you do not wish to undergo such surgery, you should consider the following:

  • • Have your doctor clearly document the risks associated with the surgery and that your physician has discussed these risks with you.

  • • Clearly document the risk factors you have considered in making your decision not to undergo the surgical procedure.

  • • If you are not a surgical candidate, this should be clearly documented in your treating physician’s notes. (This can include any medical condition which precludes surgery).

  • • If you have an adverse personal experience with surgery, this should also be documented at the time of your application for disability retirement benefits. (Did you have a negative physical reaction during a prior surgery? Did your close friend or family member have a fusion surgery with an adverse outcome?)

  • • If there is an extraneous reason you do not wish to undergo fusion surgery, this should also be documented (single parent, sole caregiver to children and do not wish to face the risks of surgery)

While we may not like the Retirement System’s stance on the spinal fusion issue, we must start to deal with it and protect our members. In that vein, just because the Retirement System “generally” considers single-level spinal fusion surgery to be reasonably safe, that does not mean that it is specifically safe for you. Nor does it mean that you are necessarily “unreasonable” in refusing such a surgery. Documenting why you would refuse the surgery is now paramount.

As always, if you have any questions, issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at (631) 240-0811, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or toll free at the number listed below. 



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Recent Settlements

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A field service technician got his glove caught in a conveyor belt.  He injured his right forearm and elbow.  SFSM was able to get him an award of $53,000.

After working for twenty two years, a computer programmer developed carpal tunnel in both hands.  Unable to return to work, SFSM helped her get an award of $50,000.

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A field service technician got his glove caught in a conveyor belt.  He injured his right forearm and elbow.  SFSM was able to get him an award of $53,000.

After working for twenty two years, a computer programmer developed carpal tunnel in both hands.  Unable to return to work, SFSM helped her get an award of $50,000.

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Testimonial

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I am writing you to let you know what a great help Ashley has been in assisting me.  She goes out of her way to help me and answer all my questions.  I believe she deserves recognition for the job she does!  Sincerely, SL

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RFL Interview: Sean Patrick Riordan of Fealgood Foundation

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Dear Beatriz,

Please accept our thanks for your help with our case.  We always appreciate your kindness.

Happy New Year,

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Pronto of LI, People helping People

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Dear Sherman, Federman, Sambur & McIntyre,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers of Pronto of Long Island, Inc., we would like to thank you for your generous support of our community outreach center. Because of you, we were able to serve over 65,000 Long Islanders in need.

Thank you for supporting our mission to feed, clothe and serve the needy in our neighboring communities.

Thank you again for your kindness.

Sincerely,
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Recent Settlements

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A male driver was injured at work.  He had been receiving payments of $400 a week due to his injury.  We recently settled his workers' compensation case for $300,000. 

A 62 year old hospital technician hurt her back and leg while at work.  She was unable to return to work and received a settlement of $68,000.

A settlement of $4,300 was awarded to an order picker who lost their balance on a ladder and hurt their knee.

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Pronto of Long Island Inc. - People Helping People

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Dear Sherman, Federman, Sambur, & McIntyre, LLP,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Staff, and Volunteers of Pronto of Long Island Inc., we would like to thank you for your generous support of our community outreach center. Because of you, we were able to serve over 65,000 Long Islanders in need.

Thank you again for supporting our mission to feed, clothe, and serve the needy in our neighboring communities.

Thank you again for your kindness.

Sincerely Yours,

Belinda Alvarez-Groneman

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Feb 4th, 2013 - Recent Settlements

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A department store janitor injured his back, head, wrist and pelvis in a slip and fall accident at work. His case settled for $135,000.


An award of $42,500 was made to a mental health therapist who injured her back, shoulder and neck while treating a patient.


An 80 year old bus driver injured her back. She received a settlement of $8,000


A work injury to an ankle resulted in an award of $9,225


A 60 year old man lost his balance will performing his work duties. He suffered injuries to his back, shoulder and hip. SFSM was able to get him a settlement of $25,000.


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December 13th, 2012 - Recent Settlements

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45 year old sanitation worker slipped and fell while working.  We were able to get him an award of $31,000 for his injured shoulder.


39 year old gym teacher injured knee while at work.  Received an award of $25,000


A telephone operator developed carpal tunnel syndrome.  Her case settled for $8,600.


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November 15th, 2012 - Recent Settlements

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A bus driver with injuries to his wrists due to repetitive motion received an award of $15,000.


A warehouse worker lifting a heavy carton injured her back and hip. She was declared permanently partially disabled and received an award of $7600.


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November 08th, 2012 - Recent Settlements

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A 68 year old male had slipped on a wet floor at work.  He injured his shoulder, arm and wrist.  SFSM was able to settle his case for $75,000.


A 50 year old electrician caught his hand in a machine while working.  His case settled for $18,000 plus the right to reopen his case for treatment or further surgery.


An order picker fell and injured her knee and wrist while picking orders.  She received an award of $17,000.


 

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2012 CORRECTION OFFICERS’ ¾’s YEAR IN REVIEW

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By: Sean Patrick Riordan, Esq.

    This year has been a particularly slow year for Appellate Division cases involving Correction Officers’ ¾’s benefits. No ground breaking changes in the law, either good or bad, have occurred in 2012. But, there are a few important cases that should remind officers of some of the very basic points we preach each time we visit a prison, jail or union meeting. Below are a few examples of cases and their important findings:

-    Stimmer v. DiNapoli – in this case the Correction Officer testified that he had been injured as he was escorting inmates “up a flight of stairs when the lights went out in the stairway and one of the inmates intentionally stuck out her leg and tripped him” causing him to become permanently disabled from Correction Officer work.

Clearly, the above should be a 3/4’s fact pattern. However, the Retirement System denied the claim and the Court upheld the denial. Why you ask? Because the officer failed to put the exact facts of his injury in the Injured Employee Report that he filed at the time of his injury. The Court specifically notes that the Correction Officer “did not include any reference to being tripped by an inmate in either the incident report prepared the day of his fall or his application for benefits.” The CO then testified that he failed to include the necessary information on his Injured Employee Report because he was “rushed to complete the paperwork prior to being sent for medical attention.”

Morale of the story, CO’s must be clear how the inmate caused their injury in the initial, contemporaneous paperwork following a work accident. DO NOT BE RUSHED INTO SUBMITTING INCOMPLETE INITIAL PAPERWORK as it may mean the difference between a 33% disability pension and a 75% disability pension. Secondary lesson, CO’s should seek counsel prior to submitting an application for ¾’s to ensure that the wording on their application is sufficient to meet their legal burden.
 
-    White v. DiNapoli – following in line with the important Kaler decision from last year, the Court has made clear once again that injuries that are caused by negligently performed routine chores by inmates will not be granted ¾’s benefits. In White the CO was supervising inmates as they stripped wax off a dirty floor. As the CO turned to inspect a sink which had just been cleaned by inmates, he slipped on the “slippery stripping chemicals” and tore his rotator cuff trying to keep his balance. The Court held that there was no “direct inmate interaction” which caused the CO’s injuries and therefore White was not entitled to a ¾’s benefit. The Court reiterated its stance that the ¾’s bill is meant to protect CO’s from the inherent dangers of the position, not to protect them against routine inmate chores, even when improperly performed.

Morale of this story is, if you believe that an inmate intentionally injures you, you must be clear from the outset that this is your interpretation of the occurrence. Having worked with Correction Officers for quite some time now I know that inmates can try and injure you in “tricky” ways; sometimes negligently performing even routine chores to disguise their intent. If you have solid rationale to believe you were intentionally harmed by an inmate action say so in the initial reports. Neither the Retirement System nor the Court will adopt your later developed feeling that the inmate hurt you on purpose.

Much like last year, the basic premise of the 2012 Correction Officers’ ¾’s Case Law Review is:

When you are injured take your time and properly fill out the Injured Employee paperwork, specifically describe how the inmate caused you to be injured and do not submit incomplete paperwork or allow others to fill it out for you. While I certainly understand that CO’s often have supervisors demanding that paperwork be done immediately, and often while you’re in extreme pain prior to having proper medical care, please remember that you also have rights and they should not be superseded for expedience. Failure to properly document your injury can needlessly cost you a ¾’s disability pension.

As always, if you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out at (212) 612-3198 or on my cell (646) 831-6229.

Have a great Holiday Season!

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October 22nd, 2012 - Recent Settlements

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42 year old male injured hand while operating machinery.   Received an award of $7,500 for his injury.


Due to an injury to his back while lifting items at work, a 47 year old male was able to receive a settlement award of $98,500.


After a slip and fall accident at work, SFSM was able to help this 39 year old woman get an award of $12,700.


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Suffolk County Probation Office Association

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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting The Suffolk County Probation Officers Association 8th Annual Golfing Outing to benefit our scholarship fund. Due to your generosity, this year's event was a tremendous success.

On behalf of the Suffolk County Probation Officers Association ad the SCPOA membership, thank you again for your support.

Sincerely,

Linda Miller, SCPOA Golf Chairperson
Kelly Wright, SCPOA Golf Chairperson

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Ground Zero Cancer Victims Happy But Frustrated

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By SYDNEY LUPKIN
Sept. 11, 2012

The World Trade Center Health Program will now provide treatment and compensation for first responders from 9/11 victims who were diagnosed with cancer after inhaling toxic dust at Ground Zero, program administrator Dr. John Howard announced Monday. But many first responders say they consider the expansion bittersweet.

Cancer had not previously been part of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which set aside $4.3 billion to treat and otherwise compensate 9/11 victims. It included asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome and lower back pain, but not cancers because the cancer link to the dust cloud and debris that hung over lower Manhattan was unclear.

"They're only about ten years too late," said Jeffrey Stroehlein, who retired from the New York Fire Department in May 2011, two months after he was diagnosed with a type of brain cancer that affects the central nervous system. "I'm watching people die of these diseases, these ailments, as they go on and play ping pong," he said of government officials arguing over whether cancer should be included in Zadroga Act coverage.

Stroehlein began having headaches nearly ten years after he worked at Ground Zero, clearing debris with the rest of the first responders after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. He was diagnosed with cancer in March 2011, and underwent chemotherapy every other week for 14 weeks, followed by an intense 8-day round of chemo.

"It's kind of scary I was one of the lucky ones," he said.

Stroehlein said his highest cancer-related bill to date was more than $220,000, and he couldn't imagine what a first responder would do without good health coverage, which he was fortunate enough to have. But the Zadroga Act would not have been able to pay for his treatment because cancer wasn't covered.

Stroehlein's last four MRIs have shown no signs of the cancer, but he doesn't like to use the phrase "cancer-free."

"I'm just a piece of the puzzle, one of thousands of first responders," he said, adding that he thinks some people probably had to foreclose on their homes to pay for cancer treatment. "Who's going to get your house back? ... Most people don't have that money lying around."

Tom Neal, a now-retired New York Police Department detective, says he's lucky his wife convinced him to purchase a smart health care plan, which covered the doctors he needed to treat his cancer. "I may be the president of the house, but my wife is the CEO."

Neal worked on the first floor of police headquarters in downtown Manhattan on 9/11. He said he heard an early bulletin about the attack on the radio and was able see the first World Trade Center tower on fire from the back of the NYPD building. And then there was the dust cloud that included asbestos, lead, glass, metal and other toxins.

"People were coming back to the headquarters, and it was all throughout the building and on all the floors," he said of the dust.

Neal said NYPD headquarters' air conditioning and heating system vents weren't cleaned until 2005, so while he sat at his desk processing DNA to help identify victims, he was breathing in carcinogens for years. He began having sinus and breathing problems as early as 2002, and doctors found a tumor in 2010 between his eyes that grew into the frontal lobe of his brain.

 He said he'd had several previous injuries covered by Worker's Compensation, but he had to get cancer treatment under his own healthcare plan. He went to a World Trade Center Health Program center for an initial exam, but they said he couldn't get treatment because he had cancer. Instead, he had to battle with insurance companies and stress about bills and staying within his health insurance company's network.

"It's not about the money," Neal said. "It's about the agencies and the companies that should stand up for their employees and take care of them."

After several surgeries and treatments, he says he's doing "really well" but battling some side effects of radiation.

He said he's optimistic about the Zadroga Act Expansion, but also frustrated by the slow response because he thinks agencies -- not the individual doctors -- have been "discriminating" against those with certain illnesses.

He said he only personally knows one other officer who was diagnosed with cancer after the World Trade Center attack -- and that person sat at his old desk on the first floor and died of the same kind of cancer he had.

"Two people work in one special room in One Police Plaza got the rarest form of cancer," he said. "That can't be coincidental."

And doctors say it probably isn't.

Oladele Ogunseitan said the government's announcement -- the first acknowledgement linking the toxic dust to cancer -- wouldn't surprise his colleagues because asbestos was in the World Trade Center and is a known carcinogen. Ogunseitan chairs the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention at the University of California, Irvine.

"The World Trade Center building was constructed at a time that asbestos was used in building materials," he said. "By some estimates, 400 tons of asbestos was used in the building, and asbestos-containing fire retardant was used up to the 64th floor of the building."

Ogunseitan attributed the government's lag time to litigation, and said assessing the chemical composition of airborne debris immediately could have led to cancer-preventative measures.

"Knowing sooner might have helped in people's planning to some extent," Ogunseitan said. "[It] would potentially increase life expectancy and delay disease."

Dr. Anthony Robbins, who co-edits the Journal of Public Health Policy, said a latent period between exposure and cancer development -- like what Stroehlein and Neal experienced -- is to be expected. Leukemia develops first, after about 10 years, and mesothelioma can take up to 40 years to appear.

Overall, about 40,000 Sept. 11 responders and survivors receive monitoring and 20,000 get treatment for their illnesses as part of the Zadroga Act's health program. The FealGood Foundation, founded by first responder John Feal, lists 341 9/11-related cancer deaths to date among first responders.

And as more cancer victims come forward, advocates say the value of the fund and the length of time it will be available must be expanded. Right now, it will only last through 2016.

"It means a great deal to men and women knowing they can go to treatment facilities and get medical care for free," said Sean Riordan of the FealGood Foundation. "It's a bittersweet victory because these men and women will have their cancers regarded as caused by the work they did at ground zero, but there is now a greater pool to share in the same pot."

Dr. Heather Hawthorn, a resident in the ABC News Medical Unit, contributed reporting.

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/911-cancer-victims-zadroga-expansion-world-trade-center/story?id=17204834#.UFCzy1E_dl8

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NYComplaw.com - 50 Types Of Cancer To Be Covered Under Zadroga Act

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Zadroga ruling on 9/11 responders expected to include cancer

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Worry and wait.

Almost 11 years after 9/11, first responders, many still dealing with stubbornly persistent illnesses, say they worry their health will only get worse. Cancer is the fear that stalks them.

"It weighs very heavy," said Glen Klein, 54, of Centereach, a retired NYPD detective who worked more than 800 hours at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. "When I wake up in the morning and I don't feel well, the first thing that goes through my mind is 'Oh, I got cancer.'"

Those who already have the disease fear they could leave their families with unpaid bills.

Dr. John Howard, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, is expected soon to issue a final rule on which cancers will be covered under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, enacted January 2011.

In June, Howard issued a proposed rule expanding the list of illnesses associated with Ground Zero exposure to include about 50 cancers.

Sean Riordan, general counsel for the FealGood Foundation, a first-responders' advocacy group, said Sunday he had heard "all the cancers look good for addition, but nothing is final until NIOSH says it's final."

Under the Zadroga law, $2.8 billion was set aside to compensate people made ill by exposure to toxins at the site. Another $1.5 billion has been allocated over five years to fund the World Trade Center Health Program, which treats and monitors about 40,000 first responders.

How many first responders suffer from cancer is unclear. Last September, the first major cancer study of city firefighters who worked at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks found they were 19 percent more likely to have cancer than those who weren't there.

FealGood Foundation founder John Feal said his group has compiled an unofficial list of close to 400 responders with the disease. That number is likely to grow, given that cancer can take decades to develop and an estimated 40,000 people were exposed.

Ken George, 48, of North Babylon, who worked 12- to 16-hour days for months on the pile for the city highway department, said that when he went to a picnic for first responders on Long Island last year, there were five or six widows who had lost husbands to cancer.

"This year there were 10 to 15," he said. "I was like, 'Wow, how many are getting sick?' "

Manhattan attorney Michael Barasch said about 250 of the 5,000 first responders he represents have cancer.

"I'm trying to manage expectations and tell them that not every cancer will be found admissible," he said. "Common sense tells me that probably respiratory and blood cancers will be covered. But nobody can give out any awards until we know whether the cancers are admissible. And they've got to make sure there's enough money."

About 300 first responders have submitted eligibility forms to a special master of the fund for diseases other than cancer now covered under the law that are in the process of being reviewed, according to Allison Price, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Justice. "We expect more people to file as the fund progresses -- it is hard to speculate, but thousands of additional claimants will most likely apply," she said.

Some are concerned the fund could be quickly bankrupt if all cancers are covered, although New York members of Congress have vowed they will fight for more money if it's needed.

For former city firefighter Jeff Stroehlein, 48, of Babylon, having all cancers covered is about the government doing what is right by the people who put their lives on the line.

In March 2011, Stroehlein was diagnosed with a rare lymphoma in his brain. He underwent months of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant last August. His last four MRIs have showed no sign of the cancer, he said.

"This isn't just for me," he said of the coverage. "This is for everybody else. First of all, I'm lucky enough to be talking to you. But what about the guy who could lose his house trying to pay his medical bills?"

Feal described a 47-year-old construction worker -- a nonsmoker -- who had worked on the pile and developed lung cancer. He had no health benefits, couldn't work, acquired a mountain of bills, lost his house and had to move in with family members.

"We need to remember that having cancer added [to Zadroga coverage] won't save anybody's life," he said. "It's not a magic pill. But it will ease the financial burden and that's the right thing to do."

Chris Baumann, 49, of Lindenhurst, a city police officer in the traffic division who worked at Ground Zero on 9/11, said he has had precancerous polyps in his colon and granulomas in his thyroid. "Things keep popping up," he said. "I'm always waiting for the big 'C' when I go to see the doctor."

Knowing cancer will be covered would give him a measure of peace.

"I'm not looking to get rich," he said. "I just want to live."

Source: http://www.newsday.com/911-anniversary/zadroga-ruling-on-9-11-responders-expected-to-include-cancer-1.3986230

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Justice Within Reach - The Worker Justice Center of New York, Inc.

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Dear Sherman, Federman, Sambur, & McIntyre, LLP:

The Worker Justice Center of New York, Inc. ("WJCNY") would like to thank you for your generous contribution to our First Annual Fundraiser. WJCNY represents the merger of Farmworker Legal Services of New York and the Workers' Rights Law Center. Your donation helped make our event a success!

The creation of WJCNY builds on decades of providing quality legal services to agricultural and other low-wage workers and advocating for stronger worker protections. Our focus areas that include human trafficking, workplace safety, domestic violence, membership, litigation, and advocacy aim to ensure that worker communities have access to justice to vindicate their workplace rights are empowered to achieve institutional change.

Your donation will make a critical difference as the WJCNY continues to expand our work throughout the state. We are committed to putting your contribution to good use and we thank you again for your support.

Sincerely,

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Moreover, please contact us with any questions related to: withdrawal, workers comp forms relative to NY/NJ/CT, NY workers compensation laws, Suffolk County and Nassau County WC Laws, questions regarding doctors in Long Island who may be able to assist with your comp case, "When should I get an attorney for NYS WC case?", filing for benefits, repetitive motion, all WC related forms and, potential fees and awards for your case, questions related to the WC board, questions relative to changing your reward, average weekly wage, reopening a workman’s comp case, SSI Attorneys and assistance, questions regarding making/filing another application whilst you have a pending appeal, reopening post-decision cases, voluntary withdrawal from the workforce, "Who pays for workers comp?", judge(s), spine stimulators, how to begin your WC case with SFSM via www.nycomplaw.com, wages and wage estimates, claiming your rewards for a filed case and the respective guidelines to winning.

Regardless of the outcome, Sherman, Federman, Sambur, & McIntyre, LLP is here to help. And our success is driven by our combined passion to help you!

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Sherman, Federman, Sambur, y McInture, LLP es una Larga Isla, Nueva York basó a la firma de compensación por accidentes de trabajo. Le proveemos los servicios al mayor área de Nueva York incluyendo pero no limitado a Brentwood, la Ciudad Jardín, Hempstead, Islip, Manhattan, Fuente de Un Río, esencialmente todo Sysosset Bastante Isleño,, Costa Baya, Hampton Bays, Hampton del este, West Hampton, el North Fork, Nueva Jersey, Connecticut, Pensilvania, Massacheusetts lo Al Sur Tenedor, la Isla Caída, el North Shore, lo Al Sur Costa, Mattituck, Jamesport, Cutchogue, Commack, Wyndanch, Longbeach, las Reinas, el Bronx, Brooklyn, etcétera (Nassau y condado Suffolk). Cubrimos todas áreas urbanas, suburbanas y rurales por igual (i.e., el área entero Tristate).

Los servicios incluyen accidente de trabajadores, compensación de trabajadores, incapacidad de seguro social, e incapacidad de veteranos. Hemos trabajado con y representamos a los pacientes de ataque al corazón, los discos herniados, esos heridos en el trabajo, relacionado con la enfermedad de enfermedad profesional para ganadores de pan, las personas de edad/viejas, el recurso exclusivo requiere, beneficios por muerte, fraude, la oficina relató lesión, síndrome postraumático de estrés, abogado, lesiones, compensación, laborales, masa en, sección 32, HEP C, la hepatitis, la incapacidad perpetua, condiciones preexistentes, lesiones 3 de fiesta, la lesión del cuello, entable demanda digno, el empleador inducido, 32 acuerdos, WCB parcial en la permanente, el túnel del carpo, el accidente automovilístico, la artritis, CRPS, el empleado eventual parcial, TPD, complique síndrome regional de dolor, etcétera.

Somos los abogados de ley de mejor abogado /trabajo de la lesión del abogado /Ingreso Suplementario de Seguridad y SSD, localizado en la ciudad de Nueva York. Podemos proveer una consulta libre para su caso. Simplemente llene nuestra forma de la toma del estado de Nueva York. Hay también una versión imprimible disponible por ese mismo nuevo enlace de la forma de la toma del cliente.

¿Dónde puedo reportar a unos trabajadores comp, SSD (la incapacidad de seguro social), pretensión de veteranos en Nueva York? Aquí mismo en Sherman, Federman.

Por favor mire nuestros testimonios arriba por el menú que se sobrepasa más de navegación. Usted también puede mirar nuestras preguntas preguntadas (el archivo de preguntas frecuentes) frecuentemente relacionado con su la pretensión Comp DE SSI/SSD/Worker.

Además, por favor contáctenos con cualquier preguntas con las que se relacionó: El retiro, ¿ las formas del comp de trabajadores referente a NY?, Solicitando beneficios, moción repetitiva, todo WC formas relacionadas y, premios y retribuciones potenciales para su caso, las preguntas se relacionaron con el pizarrón WC, preguntas referente a cambiar su recompensa, salario medio semanal, reabriendo un trabajador Abogados comp de caso, de Ingreso Suplementario de Seguridad y la asistencia, tiene objeciones acerca de referente a la confección /limadura otra aplicación aun mientras usted tiene una súplica pendiente, reabriendo casos de postdecisión, retiro voluntario de la población en edad laboral, ¿ "quien paga para trabajadores comp"?, El juez (s), los estimuladores de la columna vertebral, cómo empezar su caso WC con SFSM por medio de www.nycomplaw.com, sueldo y salario estima, pidiendo sus recompensas como demanda por un caso archivado y el respectivo conjunto de directrices a ganar.

Sin tener en cuenta el resultado, Sherman, Federman, Sambur, y McIntyre, LLP es aquí para ayudar. ¡Y nuestro éxito es conducido por nuestra pasión combinada para ayudarle!