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Victor Fusco

Workers compensation Attorney at Woodbury, NY

5.0   1 review

Licensed for 46 years

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Learn Victor’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    45%
    We handle NY Workers Compensation Cases at all levels of review. We have a high client satisfaction rate, and the bulk of our business comes through client to client recommendations.We are active in numerous professional organizations. We have seven offices in the NY Metropolitan area for the convenience of our clients. We have a toll free phone: 800-416-5454 and a well developed website: www.FBRlaw.com. Since 1978 we have handled over 100,000 Workers Compensation cases.

    46 years, 65,000 cases

  2. Social Security & Disability
    30%
    Three of our attorneys are former employees of Social Security Administration. We handle cases at all levels from Initial Application to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. .We are active in numerous professional organizations. We have seven offices in the NY Metropolitan area for the convenience of our clients. We have a toll free phone: 800-416-5454 and a well developed website: www.FBRlaw.com. Since 1978 we have handled over 20,000 Social Security Disability cases.

    46 years, 30,000 cases

  3. Insurance
    10%

  4. Personal injury
    10%

  5. Military law
    5%
    We handle Veteran's Administration disability claims including appeals, and claims for benefit increases. Free consultation. Free advice on initial phase. 20% contingency fee on appeals on VA cases.

    15 years, 250 cases

Victor Fusco, Esq., is one of the founding members of Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C., established in 1978. The main focus of the firm’s practice is in the representation of injured and disabled wage earners in claims for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits, Workers’ Compensation and related matters, such as Long Term Disability (group and individual) and NY City and State Employee Disability Pensions, and more recently Veterans Disability Claims. The firm also offers a menu of general legal services plans through various unions and organizations. The firm, headquarted in Woodbury has offices in Commack, Medford, Kew Gardens, Uniondale, Bronx and Manhattan.

                                                                              

Mr. Fusco received his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University in 1972, and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1975.

 

Mr. Fusco is a frequent lecturer in the areas of Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation and Media Relations and Communications. He has lectured for such institutions as the New York State Bar Association; The Practicing Law Institute; the New York Injured Workers’ Bar Association; the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives; the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations; The Labor-Management Center, National Business Institute, Sterling Educational Services, the New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) as well as various unions and community organizations. His columns appear in numerous union newsletters and local newspapers.

 

He is the founding president of the New York Social Security Bar Association; a founding member of the Social Security Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and former board member and past-president of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. A long time advocate for worker health and safety, he is the past-president of the Greater New York Safety Council. He is active in the Suffolk County Bar Association and serves on the Judicial Screening Committee.

 

Since March of 1999, he has been the host of “Labor Lines” a program about working men and women and the organizations that represent them, heard twice weekly on WGBB 1240 AM radio, Saturday at 6:30 PM and Thursday at 7:00 PM (webcast on www.am1240wgbb.com). He has hosted several other community based radio programs. He recently began a monthly television program “Four Village Law Talk” on Four Village TV, a Government Access Cable Channel servicing the villages of Floral Park, South Floral Park, Stewart Manor and Bellerose.

 

He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Long Island Occupational and Environmental Health Center, The Longs Island World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, the Lupus Alliance – Long Island/Queens Affiliate and The Labor-Management Center, Inc. He is a member and former director of the Foundation for Sight and Sound, and has been frequently called upon to emcee their annual "Blind Wine Gala." He served as counsel to the Long Island Crisis Center. He is now counsel to the Unsung Heroes Helping Heroes, Inc., an organization advocating for the interests of disaster and recovery workers from Ground Zero and other disasters. He serves on the Workers’ Rights Board of Jobs with Justice Long Island, and was honored by that organization in August 2006.

 

In the area of civic responsibilies, he serves on the Zoning Board of Appeals in Lake Grove, NY of which he is the Chair and is a member the Suffolk County Charter Revision Commission.

 

He has received awards from the LI Federation of Labor, the Lupus Alliance, The Foundation Fighting Blindness, the A.M.T. Children of Hope Foundation, The March of Dimes Salute to Labor, Congressman Steve Israel, the New York State Assembly, the Suffolk County Corrections Officers’ Association, CSEA Local 880, the County of Nassau, the Town of Oyster Bay, the Town of Hempstead, the Nassau County Police Department and the County of Suffolk, and  was named 2008 Lawyer of Distinction by the Institute of Jewish Humanities.

In his "spare" time Vic relaxes by playing bass and singing in the Roadhouse Band, a country western band.

Licensed for 46 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1976
Updated 06/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
180 Froehlich Farm Blvd
Woodbury, NY, 11797
Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
2956 Route 112
Medford, NY, 11763
Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
500 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
1505 Kellum Place
Mineola, NY, 11501
Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
80-02 Kew Gardens Rd Ste 300
Kew Gardens, NY, 11415
Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
50 Court Street
White Planes, NY, 10606
Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
30 Main St
Riverhead, NY, 11901
Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
353 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Commack, NY, 11725
Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
112 West 34th St
New York, NY, 10120
Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
2116 Williamsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY, 10416
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Reviews

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Posted by Coleen Dietrich | April 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Desperately in need of help. " Consulting " Mr. Fusco
Mr. Fusco was more help in just a few conversations threw emails than the lawyer I had representing me. I am so please at the way he suggested information and things I should do to help My case. He is a great person / lawyer and he gave me very complet and important information and suggestions as what I need to do. He was a knowledgeable source of information which I needed desperately. I was totally lost and about to give up the fight I have fought for many years. I can not say enough good things about Mr. Fusco. He is awesome and I'm still holding on thanks to him. Simply put... A pleasure corresponding with him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-500 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
  • 1978 - Present

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD
  • 1975
  • Hofstra University
  • BA
  • 1972

Associations

  • Public Justice
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Nassau County
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • New York Social Security Bar Association
  • Past President 1982-84 (Founding President)
  • 1982 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Judicial Screening Committee (06-08)
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Past President, 1998-9
  • 1979 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • New York State Workers Compensation Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Institute of Jewish Humanities
  • 2008
  • 2008 Public Service Attorney of the Year
  • Touro Law Center
  • 2008
  • Children of Hope Foundation Award of Appreciation
  • AMT Children of Hope Foundation
  • 2000
  • Recognition
  • Long Island Federation of Labor
  • 2000
  • Citation
  • New York State Asssembly by Assemblyman Herbst
  • 2000
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward/White, Inc.
  • 2000
  • Making a Difference Award
  • Foundation Fighting Blindness
  • 1999
  • Award of Appreciation
  • Civil Service Employee Association, Local 880
  • 1999
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward/White, Inc.
  • 1999
  • Award of Appreciation
  • Lupus Foundation of America, LI Queens Chapter
  • 1998
  • Award of Appreciation and Merit
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Handling the Social Security Disability Case
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2008
  • Workers' Compensation Update in New York
  • Workers' Compensation
  • 2008
  • Continuing Legal Education Weekend
  • Workers Compensation Law 2007 Amendments
  • 2007
  • Workers' Compensation Fraud - A Conundrum
  • Workers Compensation, New 2007 Anti Fraud Legislation
  • 2007
  • Willis Re Workers Compensation Conference 2007
  • World Trade Center Claims Settlements, What Risks Should Carriers Anticipate?
  • 2007
  • How Accountants Must Now Advise Clients, Post 2007 Workers' Comp Fraud Legislative Changes
  • Workers' Compensation Fraud Amendments - What Accountants Need to Know
  • 2007
  • Shop Steward Meeting
  • Effect of the New Workers' Compensation Reforms
  • 2007
  • Shop Steward Seminar
  • Effect of the New Workers' Compensation Reforms
  • 2007
  • Intercollegiate Broadcasting Symposium
  • Special Event Broadcasting
  • 2007
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation in New York
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2007
  • AFL-CIO Workers' Compensation Navigators' Program
  • Workers' Compensation
  • 2007
  • SHRM Conference 2000
  • Workers' Compensation, Emerging Trends
  • 2000
  • Spring Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Understanding Earnings Records
  • 2000
  • Labor & Community, Building a Common Future Conference
  • Law and the Media
  • 1999
  • Fall Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Early Preparation is the Key
  • 1999
  • Spring Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Real World Ethics
  • 1998
  • Fall Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Real World Ethics
  • 1998
  • Spring Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Handling Initial Application Cases
  • 1998
  • Fall Conference:National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Filing New Application while an Appeal is Pending
  • 1998
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Computing Workers' Compensation Offsets
  • 1997
  • Handling the Social Security Disability Case - 1995 Update
  • Social Security Disability
  • 1995
  • Fall Conference: National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Real World Ethics
  • 1995
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • Computing Workers Compensation Offsets
  • 1994
  • Handling the Social Security Disability Case - 1988 Update
  • Social Security Disability
  • 1988
  • Handling the Social Security Disability Case
  • Social Security Disability
  • 1983
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
  • SSI Offset and Equal Access to Justice Act
  • 1983
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"The greatest endorsement I can give for Vic Fusco is that I have entrusted my own clients to him on numerous occasions. I have had the good fortune to know and work with Mr. Fusco for over a decade and have always been extremely satisfied with the work performed by him and his office on my clients' behalf. I strongly recommend Mr. Fusco for Workers Compensation and Social Security/Disability cases."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I met Mr. Fusco in 1992 and worked for him for over 7 years. He is one of the most respected attorneys and influential attorneys in the area of Social Security Disability law and workers' compensation law in New York. He is tireless advocate with an unwavering compassion for his clients. Over the years, I have continued to have occasion to work and my respect for Mr. Fusco has only grown. I would strongly endorse Mr. Fusco and his firm."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Vic for 25 years. He is a terrific lawyer. Not only does he do a fantastic job for his clients, but he also teaches the fine points of ssd law to other attorneys. He has also played an important role at NOSSCR, the premier organization for SSD attorneys. When I need a SSD attorney in NYC or Long Island I use Vic Fusco. He is the best."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Victor for over 15 years. Victor is tireless in his pursuit of excellence as a Workers Compensation / Social Security Disability lawyer. He is an expert among experts in his field. He will stop at nothing to find a way to advance his client's case within the bounds of the law. Victor combines this skill and knowledge of the law with an equally zealous commitment to service, making client satisfaction at all levels a top priority of his firm. There is no question that Victor is a true professional in everything he does. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Victor is a prince of a lawyer and a great teacher. He has handled many of my clients and made their lives easier and better. He has a true love not only for the law but for people in the trades. I have referred not only my clients to Victor but my family as well. Besides his having tremendous skills as an advocate and counselor, his staff is excellent. They are up on the cases and they are very supportive of people who are trying to recover from injury. Victor fights hard so that every client gets his fair share (or better) from the Worker's Compensation Board. I highly recommend Victor, his firm and his work."
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