LEGAL   REPORT  By: Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. As you are well aware, there are a number of disability benefits that exist to protect members of law enforcement when they experience a work related, line of duty injury.  However, one of the benefits that we typically discuss less frequently is the Social…

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LEGAL REPORT By:  Milan Rada, Esq., and John Hewson, Esq. As we begin 2020, there are always a few things that we think are worth mentioning and  providing a few friendly reminders at the start of another happy and healthy New Year. So, we are using this month’s Legal Report to go over some of…

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LEGAL REPORT By: Milan Rada, Esq., with John Hewson, Esq. The primary goal of the Legal Report is to educate the membership so that avoidable mistakes are not made when one of you is injured in the line of duty.  Of course, some mistakes aren’t entirely avoidable and not every case can be a three-quarter…

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By: Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq.  As we have written over the past several years, the laws and circumstances surrounding Accidental Disability Pensions have changed dramatically over the years, and they have definitely not changed for the better.  The Retirement System appears to have made a concerted effort over the past two decades to narrow the definition of…

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By: Milan Rada, Esq., with John Hewson, Esq. As the summer winds down into fall the best gentle reminder of the changing of the seasons seems to be the return of another season of the Nassau County PBA Newsletter. And with the new edition of the newsletter comes another legal Report for the month of…

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By: Milan Rada, Esq., with John Hewson, Esq. We recently had the opportunity to be speakers at the Delegate Education Seminar held in April. From our perspective, the information provided by all of the speakers that day was extremely valuable.  We hope that each of the delegates had the chance to learn something new and…

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By: Milan Rada, Esq., with John Hewson, Esq. We recently met with a client who retired on a regular service pension with over 25 years on the job. He had an existing Workers’ Compensation case for an injury he sustained in the late 2000s for which he was still treating, but it likely was not…

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By: Milan Rada, Esq., with John Hewson, Esq. On countless occasions, we have written about the importance of accident reports and how the initial accident report can often make or break a claim.  Of course, in the heat of the moment and right after an injury occurs, it is incredibly difficult to play out the…

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By: Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. and Ken Beskin, Esq. Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, PC, is a full-service disability law firm, and so there are many benefits beyond simply Workers’ Compensation, Social Security disability, and Disability Pensions that our experienced and hard-working attorneys assist clients to obtain.  One of the more expansive systems…

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By: Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq.                 We’re sure that it comes as no surprise to hear that MAO has been giving police officers a particularly difficult time. We have found that in many instances where a police officer is faced with an unfavorable determination by the Police Surgeon or MAO the officer…

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By: Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. Being able to see clients on a regular basis both in the office and at meetings, gives us quite the opportunity to interact with the men and women of the Department to find out what their concerns are and what gossip or rumors they are hearing in…

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