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New NYS Law Increases Protection For Sanitation Workers in New York
A new NYS law makes it a felony to assault a NYC sanitation worker.
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Sanitation Worker Struck by SUV and Seriously Injured
This news story from Pittsburgh, PA highlights one of the many hazards faced by sanitation workers.

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NYC putting more Sanitation workers on streets
NYC's Sanitation Dept. says it will put more workers on the streets by reassigning supervisors and adding 100 new hires...

Garbage Truck Runs Over Sanitation Worker
This news story from Jessamine County, KY highlights one of the hazards faced by sanitation workers.

Injury Statistics in the United States
The National Center for Health Statistics NCHS considers injuries to be a serious health problem in the US.

The Cost of Injuries in the United States
The CDC is interested in preventing future injuries by studying the most common types of injuries as well as the causes of these injuries

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World Trade Center Disability Law

As Americans, September 11, 2001 is a day that will never be erased from our minds, nor the bravery of the thousands of individuals who came together to help in the rescue and clean up efforts at the World Trade Center. Many of those who participated in the effort to help our country to recover from this devastating event put their own health at risk. Hundreds of firefighters, police, and other rescue workers have complained that the city of New York did not provide adequate respiratory protection equipment needed to work in the toxic environment of Ground Zero, or were even informed of the health dangers that could be involved in working at or near the ruins of the World Trade Center. As a result, some have reported of experiencing physical and psychological problems and many others fear that they may develop health problems such as cancer and other ailments in future.

In response to these claims and fears, the New York State and Local Retirement System has developed the World Trade Center Disability Law. The law entitles those who are or become permanently disabled in the future or those who can no longer perform their work duties as a result of a condition that was incurred consequently to working at Ground Zero, to collect a disability pension. In order to take advantage of the World Trade Center Disability Law, individuals must file a notice by SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 with the New York State and Local Retirement System. Even if you are not currently experiencing any physical problems, you are encouraged to file a notice anyway to protect your rights in the future.

If you were involved in the Ground Zero rescue or clean up efforts, you may be entitled to a disability pension. Contact Todd Strier about more information on the World Trade Center Disability Pension

Conditions that are covered by the World Trade Center Disability Law include:

Upper Respiratory Tract Conditions

  • Laryngitis
  • Vocal Chord Disease
  • Tracheo-Bronchitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Pharyngitis

Lower Respiratory Tract Conditions

  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Reactive Airway Dysfunction Syndrome

New Onset Diseases

  • Cancer
  • Asbestos-Related Diseases
  • Metal Poisoning
  • Musculoskeltal Disease
  • Chronic Psychological Diseases
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

If you were involved in the Ground Zero rescue or clean up efforts, you may be entitled to a disability pension. Contact Todd Strier about more information on the World Trade Center Disability Pension.

Success Stories

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