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January 2017 Legal Report

Legal Report by Milan Rada Esq., with John Hewson, Esq. There are several recurrent themes that we see over and over again when we do appointments with members.  Thankfully, most of these issues are easily dealt with. The troubling part is that several are so important that they continuously warrant discussion and need to be…

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January 2017 Legal Report

Legal Report by Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. At the start of the New Year, we feel it is beneficial to stress the importance of certain fundamental requirements as they relate to line of duty injuries: 1) Per the Department Manual, you MUST report your injury to the Department within seven (7) days of…

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June 2016 Legal Report

Legal Report By Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. We have not written about Social Security Disability Benefits with the same frequency as accidental and performance of duty disability benefits (3/4 and ½). Nevertheless, Social Security Disability Benefits can be just as important a part of post retirement financial planning as many of the…

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May 2016 Legal Report

Legal Report By Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. Every case comes with its own hurdles, and even with the best set of facts, one of those hurdles can very easily destroy any chance of receiving a benefit to which an injured officer would otherwise be entitled. Our goal is to educate members of…

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Our Police Disability History

In 1988, the newly elected president of the PBA, Gary DelaRaba, brought a brilliant and innovative concept to lawyering for police unions. DelaRaba decided that he would hire expert law firms that concentrated their practice in a particular specialty, rather than have one firm to handle all the union’s business. After conducting an extensive vetting…

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April 2016 Legal Report

Legal Report By Milan Rada Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. Here is a scenario that is playing itself out over and over again. A police officer becomes injured in a bonafide accident on the job. There is no question that it is a 3/4 type of scenario. The officer is left with significant injuries that…

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March 2016 Legal Report

Legal Report By Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. We are experiencing significant changes in every area of life: technology, transportation, entertainment, communication, and law enforcement, to name just a few. The practice of medicine is no exception as changes, for example, in the delivery of medical care are directly impacting disability cases and…

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February 2016 Legal Report

Legal Report Milan Rada, Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. As much as we hope that the information that we provide will filter its way to each and every member of the Nassau County Police Department, we are often struck by how many times we have consultations with clients that unfortunately end with bad news for…

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January 2016 Legal Report

Legal Report By Milan Rada Esq. with John Hewson, Esq. Even though we start 2016 with the hopes of health and prosperity for all of our friends and clients, we recognize the reality that many will unfortunately suffer injuries over the course of the next 12 months and beyond. Therefore, we are taking this opportunity…

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