Westchester County Civil Service Disability Pensions Lawyer
Civil Servant Who Can't Work Due to Injury or Illness? Call a Westchester County Civil Service Lawyer
New York State workers and New York City and other NY municipality employees are often unsure whether they are eligible for civil service disability pension payments after becoming unable work due to a disease, illness or injury. If you're laid up due to an accident injury or are in any way disabled, as a NY civil servant, you very likely have benefits waiting for you through either the New York City Retirement System or New York State and local retirement coverage. However, actually obtaining those benefits can seem impossible and overwhelming without the help of a tough Westchester County civil servant attorney by your side. We're not intimidated by pension administrators who may have delayed or denied your claim, and we will fight hard for what is rightfully yours.
Civil service disability pension claims in Westchester County can be complicated
There are several things that can go wrong when you file a claim for a civil service disability pension. Some common reasons for denial include:
- insufficient medical documentation – the medical evidence does not adequately support the severity and impact of your disability
- failure to meet eligibility requirements – these include having a qualifying disability, meeting the length of service requirements, and being unable to perform your job duties
- administrative errors – there were errors or mistakes in the application or claim paperwork
- lack of supporting evidence – this can include witness statements, vocational assessments, or expert opinions
Filing a civil service disability claim can be complex, and without proper legal representation, you may face challenges navigating the process effectively. An experienced lawyer will understand the laws and procedures and give you the best chance of getting your claim approved.
How can attorney help with my civil service disability pension claim?
An attorney can explain the eligibility criteria, filing requirements, and potential pitfalls before filing a claim and answer any questions you have. Your attorney can then:
- gather and organize the necessary medical records, doctor's opinions, and other evidence to support your claim
- help you complete the necessary forms accurately and ensure that all required documentation is included
- negotiate with insurance companies or government agencies on your behalf
- represent you at administrative hearings, gather additional evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and argue for a reversal if your claim is denied.
Our attorneys are ready to help move your claim forward.
You Need a Tough Attorney for Your Civil Service Disability Claim
For over 90 years, we've been helping Westchester County civil servants tackle the complex civil service disability claim process, from understanding municipal disability pensions to figuring out which types of civil service disability claims are applicable to each specific case. Potential benefits depend on the "Tier" you're in, which is contingent on your job type, length of employment and retirement system membership. We also explore any workers compensation, Social Security Disability and negligence lawsuit claims for which you might be eligible, ensuring you get every penny you are owed by the State.
We'll fight for your rights and help you navigate the complex process. Whether you're a firefighter, police officer, or any other civil servant, we understand the unique challenges you face and are ready to help. Our firm has a proven track record of success in handling civil service disability pension claims, and we will be by your side every step of the way.
From Disability Pension Application to Major Settlement-We're Your Civil Servant Lawyer
If you've been a New York State employee or worked in NYC or surrounding municipalities, our 90 years of knowledge and successful claims can work for you now. Our opponents know how much attention to detail we invest in each Civil Service case, and that we intend to win. They therefore usually make a very favorable settlement offer to our clients rather than face us in court. So with us in your corner, you'll be in skilled hands.
Call Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP toll-free at (914) 328-8500 or contact us online for a free evaluation. We also represent Westchester County union members and offer full-service legal representation for every worker claim or lawsuit you should file.
1 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10601
By Car: Take the Tappan Zee Bridge to Rte 287. Get off Rte 287 at Exit 6. Make a right turn onto North Broadway and stay on until Hamilton Ave. Make a right turn onto Hamilton Ave and park in either the municipal garage OR take the Bronx River Parkway northbound to Exit 21 - Main Street. At end of ramp right turn onto Main Street - East Galleria Mall.
By Train: Take the Metro North to White Plains stop. From White Plains train station to the office, walk past taxi waiting area to the top of the small hill. Make a right, walk half a block and make a left onto Hamilton Avenue. Walk approximately 8 blocks to North Broadway and make a right. A taxi ride from the station to the office will cost approximately $5.00.