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Vol. 77

  • Mission Accomplished!
    It took nearly 18 years of concerted lobbying efforts, but sick 9/11 first responders and survivors will no longer have to worry about whether funds will be available for them and their families.
  • What are You Waiting For?
    Download the Barasch & McGarry FREE app on your smart-phone and have access to your FDNY group charts, OT/sick/vacation/comp/mutual information, scanners, handi-talkie transmissions, FDNY news and so much more.
  • The Opioid Epidemic
    New York City firefighters and EMTs who sustain orthopedic injuries in line-of-duty or car accidents are not immune from this epidemic.
  • I’m Blissfully Single, Do I Still Need a Will?
    So, you’re single and ready to mingle. You have no kids. Your assets are modest. You don’t need a will, right? Wrong!

Vol. 76

  • We Fight For You Everywhere
    Our law firm has represented FDNY firefighters injured on the job for over 25 years, and in front of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) since it began in 2002. We know firefighter law, and we know
    the VCF.
  • Understanding the Heart Bill
    Recently, we have received an uptick in calls from members with questions about the heart bill. Therefore, I thought this would be a fitting time to give an overview of the law, which, in my view, is the most complicated of the presumptive laws in place to protect sick firefighters.
  • Social Media Safety
    Social media such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter is now a part of modern life. It’s how so many of us keep in touch with family and friends. But be aware, cyber-scammers, identity thieves and your employer are also on these platforms. Here are some helpful tips to protect yourself and your family.
  • Free Simple Wills For You And Your Spouse
    Everyone should have a will. We have already done over 4000 free wills for our clients. If you don’t have one, please call us today to prepare one for FREE.

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Vol. 72

  • We are Not the UFA’s Attorneys – We are Your Attorneys
    We are not the UFA’s paid attorneys. Instead, we embrace our role as independent legal counsel for firefighters who are injured in the line of duty or who were injured as a result of their exposure to the WTC toxins or who are seriously hurt in off-duty accidents.
  • Preparing a CD-72 the Right Way
    Firefighters and officers are given surprisingly little guidance on how to fill out a CD-72 in a way that takes your legal rights into account. This article is intended to give you some pointers.
  • Fighting for a Safe Workplace for All Firefighters
    New York City Firefighters have a legal right to a workplace and equipment that is safe. The Public Employee Safety and Health Act (PESHA) mandates it.

Vol. 71

  • Should I Choose a Pension Option?
    One of the most common questions that we get from firefighters who are in the process of retiring is whether they should choose an “option”, or take a full pension and increase their life insurance coverage.

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  • What is Premises Liability?
    Premises liability is a legal concept that typically comes into play in personal injury cases where the injury was caused by some type of unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property.
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