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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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.… Read More


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.… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More