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Three Injured Officers Struggle to Receive Disability Pensions

By Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. |

The New York Daily News recently reported that three members of the NYPD have been rendered unable to work but have failed in their attempt to collect their disability pensions. Such reports are examples of why injured New York public servants, and all injured New York workers, need knowledgeable and experienced legal help in… Read More »

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What to Expect from the Independent Medical Examination

By Peter M. Cordovano, P.C. |

When you apply for workers’ compensation benefits in New York, the insurance carrier may request that you undergo an independent medical examination (IME). Despite the name, the IME is seen as an opportunity for the insurance company to search for evidence that you are exaggerating or fabricating your claim for benefits. That said, if… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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