About Us

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in New York City

Getting injured at work can cause disruptions to your everyday life and impact your financial future, but filing for workers’ compensation can provide the assurance you need. The dedicated lawyers at Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP, serve clients across the greater New York City area and are devoted to helping injured workers navigate the legal process. Discover how our experienced legal team can help you.

Our workers’ compensation lawyers go by this motto: “Continuing the tradition of representing the injured worker.” They represent this idea daily in their dedication to their clients and cases, whether related to workers’ compensation or Social Security Disability.

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Our History

Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP, was founded in January 2020 with the merging of two firms, Helbock and Nappa, LLP, and the firm of Jonathan Poznansky. Both firms had been leaders in workers’ compensation claims and served as advocates for injured workers. These firms’ roots stem back to Robert J. Helbock Sr., who served as a Licensed Workers’ Compensation Representative for many years. In 2019, Robert J. Helbock Jr. was elected to the NYC Civil Court, prompting him to leave the firm.

Joseph Nappa, Esq. was a partner at Helbock and Nappa, LLP, and Christopher Monterosso, Esq. was a Senior Associate at Poznansky’s firm, both handling workers’ compensation and Social Security matters in New York State. The synergy was apparent between the two firms, and it led the lawyers to form a new partnership and firm — Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP. Our firm handles workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability claims for injured employees in the greater New York City area.

Our Attorneys

Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP, has four attorneys concentrating on workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability claims. All our attorneys are focused on helping injured workers through the claims process and providing the legal assistance they need to be successful in their cases. Our attorneys are:

Joe Nappa

Joe Nappa was previously a partner at Helbock and Nappa, LLP, and worked at Helbock, Nappa and Gallucci, LLP. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up on Staten Island. He graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School in 1983 and SUNY Oswego with a major in history and a minor in economics in 1987. Nappa went on to Brooklyn Law School and graduated in 1990. Since 1994, he has focused exclusively on NYS workers’ compensation claims and remains dedicated to his clients and cases. His other accomplishments include:

  • Admitted to NYS Bar
  • Member of NYS Bar Association
  • Member of the Injured Workers Bar Association
  • Member of Richmond County Bar Association

Chris Monterosso

Chris Monterosso is a lifelong Staten Islander who has dedicated his career to working on NYS Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability claims. He attended Xavier High School, Colgate University, and New York Law School. His other achievements include:

  • Admitted to New York and New Jersey Bar
  • Member of Richmond County Bar Association
  • Member of the Injured Workers Bar Association

Vincent Scamardella

Vincent Scamardella is a native of Staten Island who has spent his career fighting for injured workers in the fields of workers' compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance. He is a 2007 graduate of Marist College and a 2010 New England School of Law graduate. Scamardella was honored in the Rising Stars list in workers' compensation by Super Lawyers magazine in 2020 and 2021. His professional associations and memberships include:

  • Member of Richmond County Bar Association
  • Admitted to NYS Bar in 2011
  • Admitted to the Eastern District of New York in 2014

Rolando Cubela

Rolando Cubela was born and raised in Astoria, Queens, and has been dedicated to practicing workers’ compensation law since 2017. He attended St. John’s Prep and Hunters College, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2013. He finished law school in 2016 at Charlotte School of Law. Cubela is bilingual in Spanish and English and is devoted to helping Spanish-speaking workers access legal help where they might not otherwise obtain their full right to due process. His other associations and achievements include:

  • Admitted to the NYS bar in 2017
  • Member of the Injured Workers Bar Association

Our Practice Areas

Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP, is a workplace injury law firm with experienced lawyers who know the ins and outs of disability and workers’ compensation claims. Our lawyers handle many practice areas, including:

Whatever type of legal assistance you need with workers’ compensation or a disability claim, you can rest assured that Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP, will work efficiently on your case to get you the results you desire.

Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today

Trust Nappa, Monterosso & Poznansky, LLP, the largest workers’ compensation firm in Staten Island, to offer outstanding legal services and assistance for your case. Our lawyers are ready and waiting to assist workers around the greater NYC area with their workers’ compensation or Social Security Disability Insurance claims. Contact us today to book a consultation.

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