September 2021 Legal Report

By: Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. The Legal Report has often covered the requirements of obtaining a ¾ Accidental Disability Retirement pension versus a ½ Performance of Duty Disability pension. In order to qualify for either of these disability retirement benefits the applicant must prove he or she is permanently incapacitated for the… Read More


June 2021 Legal Report

By: Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. It was our esteemed privilege to once again address the executive board, and the delegate and trustee bodies at the most recent educational seminar presented by the PBA. These opportunities are always fantastic for both us and the leadership body to have the chance to discuss the… Read More


May 2021 Legal Report

By: Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. As the past year has taught us, we must remain ever vigilant in protecting ourselves from the uncertainties that the world possesses. In 2019, we never would have envisioned writing articles about protecting members from the dangers of a pandemic or dealing with the aftereffects of a… Read More


March 2021 Legal Report

By: Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. Being an attorney carries responsibilities that can entail daunting tasks when you begin to factor in all the potential issues that can crop up in a particular case. Representing clients in disability cases such as the cases that we work on share many concerns. And to a… Read More


January 2021 Legal Report

By: Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. All members should already be aware of the Medical Review procedure that exists to challenge a decision of the Department’s Police Surgeons on several issues. However, it is always important, especially at the beginning of a new year to remind you of the process. For starters, this… Read More


December 2020 Legal Report

By: Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. As 2020 comes to a close, it goes without saying that we have all experienced some degree and level of hardship when it comes to COVID-19.  Unfortunately, some of us have known people or even loved ones that have been terribly sick or even passed away due… Read More


November 2020 Legal Report

There are topics that we repeatedly write about in the Legal Report, and there is a very good reason for this.  When we see many of the same mistakes or issues over and over again, it becomes apparent that these become the topics worth reminding the members about, so they can avoid these issues in… Read More


October 2020 Legal Report

To say that it has been a tough year on many fronts would be a total understatement.  From pandemics to protests to the general battles that members are always facing, 2020 will go down as probably the most trying year in most of our lives.  Coming in to any year, most people face the upcoming… Read More


September 2020 Legal Report

It has certainly been an interesting year to say the least.  Between a pandemic and societal upheaval, the world as we knew it was thrown for an entire loop through the better part of 2020.  However, with all that has gone on in this crazy year, the world of disability law has continued to flow… Read More


April 2020 Legal Report

Given the recent outbreak of COVID-19, there has understandably been a great deal of concern in the public regarding exposure and contracting the disease.  That is true for all members of society including public employees, as well as private sector workers such as those who work in our offices.  In general, governmental agencies, the media,… Read More