A Settlement Story Worth Sharing

The Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C. on Monday, April 15, 2019.

          How many years must we labor to breathe, before feeling free to exhale? The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind. Construction site toxic dust is blowing in the wind.

The New York Board of Workers’ Compensation defines an “occupational disease” as “illness caused by work or working conditions”. Sometimes, an occupational disease may be “latent”, meaning it takes years before becoming evident.

Latent illnesses are difficult to link to occupational hazards; especially when environmental in nature; for example, construction site toxic dust.

A worker’s claim of latent occupational illness will most likely be denied by the responsible insurance carriers.

But not on Joe Romano’s watch. Read below… 

Picture 1-1

Picture 2

Sixteen years later, finding himself in the fight of his life, the responsible insurance carrier refused to pay, insisting that Kevin’s current lung cancer was his own fault and not occupational.

Picture 3

Joe pulled his troops together and went to battle in court, for Kevin.

Picture 4

Kevin and his family may finally breathe easy, however there shall be no resting on laurels for the legal teams of The Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C.

We Are Ready to Fight for You!

Picture 5

Our battle cry is ever inspired by Joe’s personal mission statement: “Making a Real Difference for Real People.”
Have we had the honor to make a real difference for you? If your answer is, “yes” we invite you to share your own “Joe Romano made a real difference for me” story.*
To see your story published here, please contact our editorial staff at:


*Please note that we will never publish your real name or display a real image of you.

Tags: repetitive stress injuries, work injuries, workers' compensation, 9/11, wtc, new york, occupational disease, workers comp 101, world Trade center, 9/11 Latent Injury /Illness

Related Posts The Guardian Has Landed, CONTACT US!


Subscribe to Email Updates

Schedule A Free Consultation

Recent Posts

bronx office

1776 Eastchester Road
Suite 210
Bronx, NY 10461 Toll Free: 855-965-1515
Fax: 718-828-2360

Bronx Law Office Directions

New York office

18 East 41st Street
Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10017


By Appointment Only


Phone: 212-661-5886 

Manhattan Law Office Directions

Brooklyn office

26 Court Street
Suite 1908
Brooklyn, NY 11242 Phone: 855-965-1515
Fax: 718-243-1968

Brooklyn Law Office Directions

Garden City office

585 Stewart Avenue
Suite L-80
Garden City, NY 11530 Phone: 516-222-5200
Fax: 516-222-5201

Long Island Law Office Directions

Yonkers office

2168 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710

By Appointment Only

Toll Free: 855-965-1515
Fax: 718-828-2360

Yonkers Law Office Directions