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EMT Struggles to Obtain NYCERS Disability Benefits.

By Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. |

A recent report in the New York Post detailed the challenges confronted by one young man who is significantly and permanently disabled as a result of multiple injuries, both physical and psychological, received in the course of his employment while performing his duties as an EMT for the FDNY. In the Fall of 2012,… Read More »

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Toxic Exposure in the Workplace

By Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. |

Injuries received from dangerous chemicals can have some of the longest-lasting effects on your quality of life. In some cases, workers who have been exposed to dangerous substances have even caused their family members to become ill, as well, by carrying these substances home with them via their clothing or shoes. Learn more about… Read More »

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Closed-Period Applications for Disability Benefits

By Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. |

Sometimes the application period for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be so lengthy that your condition will have improved by the time your application has been approved. Even though you may be able to return to work in some capacity, spending a year without a regular income can have a substantial negative… Read More »

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More Workers Killed on the Job as Code Violations Rise

By Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. |

A report published by a New York governmental safety office has found that fatal injuries on construction job sites across the State of New York are on the rise. The report has also found that, during the same time period, inspectors are finding more regulation and code violations. Read on to learn more about… Read More »

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The Five Most Common Causes of Workplace Injuries

By Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. |

A study recently released by insurance carrier Liberty Mutual revealed the most common on-the-job injuries in the US. Read on to learn about the most common reasons people are hurt at work, and contact a New York Workers’ Compensation and disability attorney if you’ve been injured on the job. 1. Overexertion involving outside sources… Read More »

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More On-the-Job Deaths in 2015 than Previous Six Years

By Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. |

A recent report from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that more workers died on the job in 2015 than in the 6 previous years. New York had the fourth-highest rate of workplace fatalities, coming in behind Texas, California, and Florida. The statistics provide not only the total number of deaths, but also… Read More »

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When Diabetes Becomes a Disability

By Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. |

Diabetes, whether Type I or Type II, can be managed in some patients, but it can become a debilitating disease in others. If you suffer from diabetes and are beginning to struggle to maintain employment due to deterioration in your health, you may be eligible to file for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social… Read More »


Activities of Daily Living and Your Adult Function Report

By Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. |

When you apply for disability, it is important to present an accurate picture of your physical abilities and the manner in which they’ve been curtailed by your injuries. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will ask you questions about how your disability affects your day-to-day life in order to determine whether or not you are… Read More »


What Might a Private Investigator Use Against You in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. |

If you’ve been injured at work, you may encounter resistance from your employer when you try to make a claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Often, employers simply don’t want to incur the costs of a workplace injury claim and will do whatever they can to avoid paying a claim. This can even include using… Read More »


Healthcare Workers Susceptible to Injury from Workplace Violence, Overexertion

By Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. |

Healthcare workers such as nurses, nurse’s aides, and doctors work with people at their most needy, including at times when patients may be immobilized by an illness, suffering from ill effects of an illicit drug, or when they have harmed themselves as the result of a mental illness. These and other factors all contribute… Read More »

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