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September 2019 Legal Report

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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June 2019 Legal Report

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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May 2019 Legal Report

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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April 2019 Legal Report

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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March 2019 Legal Report

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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February 2019 Legal Report

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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January 2019 Legal Report

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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July 2018 Legal Report

By: Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. In last month’s Legal Report we discussed how an administrative hearing pursuant to Sec. 207-c of the General Municipal Law (GML) is used to challenge an unfavorable line of duty determination by the Police Department. In that Legal Report, we also mentioned that Deputy Chief Ronald J.…

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June 2018 Legal Report

By: Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. In last month’s Legal Report we discussed how an administrative hearing pursuant to Sec. 207-c of the General Municipal Law (GML) is used to challenge an unfavorable line of duty determination by the Police Department. In that Legal Report we also mentioned that Deputy Chief Ronald J.…

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May 2018 Legal Report

By: Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. You may have heard rumors that the Police Department has begun to schedule “207-c” hearings. The rumors are true. So, what is a “207-c” hearing and why is it important to you?   “207-c” hearings are held pursuant to NYS General Municipal Law (GML) Section 207-c, which…

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April 2018 Legal Report

By: Milan Rada Esq., with John Hewson, Esq. An incredibly illustrative set of cases was recently decided by New York State’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, regarding the issue of “accident” versus “incident” in the realm of disability pension cases.  For years, you have read how difficult the Retirement System has made the issue…

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March 2018 Legal Report

Legal Report By: Milan Rada Esq., with John Hewson, Esq. An interesting position has been percolating in the evaluation of injury and disability by the Police Department and the NYS Police and Fire Retirement System over the past year to year and one-half: this position involves connecting injuries and disabilities to a specific (and usually…

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February 2018 Legal Report

Legal Report by Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. When a police officer or firefighter, who is a member of the New York State Police and Fire Retirement System, suffers a line of duty career-ending injury, (s)he may be entitled to a disability retirement pension. There are two line of duty disability pensions that…

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December 2017 Legal Report

Legal Report by Milan Rada Esq., with John Hewson, Esq. With the end of another year comes a time for reflection on what has transpired and changed over the course of just twelve months.  We look back at things that have happened in all aspects of our lives including our personal and professional lives.  Similarly,…

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November 2017 Legal Report

Legal Report by Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. We have written many Legal Reports explaining and describing what constitutes an “accident” so as to qualify an injured police officer for the more generous pension of ¾ of final average salary, tax free for life as opposed to a performance of duty disability pension…

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