Civil Service Disability Pensions
New York Civil Servant Injured On the Job? Call an Experienced NY Civil Law Attorney!
If you've come to this page, you most likely recently became unable to perform your New York government job due to illness, an accident or other disability. Rest assured, you've come to the right place. You're probably overwhelmed by the complex civil service disability pension system and may already have been given the run-around.
But we have the experience and resources to help you put together a meticulously accurate application that will be given the utmost consideration. A civil service disability pension lawyer in New York can get every penny that the State of New York or local municipality owes you. Whether you work in New York City or a nearby community, if you are a NY employee who got hurt on the job, with us by your side you can successfully pursue the civil service pension payments you deserve.
Don't Apply for Your NY State or City Pension By Yourself-You Need Tough Legal Representation
Understanding municipal disability pensions and the types of civil service disability claims you can file is nearly impossible without the help of a seasoned New York pension attorney. Any wrong move you make can gravely impact or delay your chance for receiving NY worker benefits. Also known as a Municipal Pension, civil service disability pension benefits are there to help members of the New York City Retirement System and the New York State and local retirement system who have become disabled and unable to work. The system is incredibly confusing, however, as the type of Disability Pension you can apply for and how much the benefit will pay depends on which "Tier" you are in. Your Tier is determined by the day that you joined or rejoined a Retirement System, but if your application is in any way inaccurate or incomplete, your chances of obtaining any benefits whatsoever are jeopardized.
Knowing How to Describe Your Accident or Illness Is Crucial and We'll Make Sure It's Done Right
According to the New York Court, the complicated civil service disability pension rules mean that in order to be eligible, an accident must arise from a "sudden, fortuitous mischance, unexpected, out of the ordinary, and injurious in impact." In addition, "an injury which occurs without an unexpected event as the result of activity undertaken in the performance of ordinary employment duties, considered in view of the particular employment in question, is not an accidental injury." Many municipal injury cases are denied by the courts and must go to appeal-from a Westchester police officer assaulted in the line of duty, to a Long Island post office worker who slipped on an icy loading dock ramp, to a New York City sanitation worker who suffered a debilitating back injury carrying overloaded garbage cans to his truck.
No denied civil service disability pension application intimidates us. We go to bat for our injured NY State and City employee clients all the time. With our firm on your side, we'll fight for your rights, too, even if it means going to Appeals Court on your behalf. We'll help you pursue any workers compensation, Social Security Disability benefits or negligence lawsuit claim you have coming to you as well, because we know the system-every system-inside and out, and do all we can to ensure that injured municipal workers get the full restitution they deserve.
Don't wait another day. Call Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. We also have over 90 years of experience representing union members.