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No Duty Disability Retirement Benefits for Correctional Officer

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 185 | 0 | 0 min read

A New York appellate court upheld the denial of a correctional officer’s application for duty disability retirement benefits, as substantial evidence supported a finding that he was not injured as a result of an interaction with an inmate. Case: Matter of Stevens v. DiNapoli, No. 524860, 11/16/2017, published. Facts: Dwayne Stevens worked as a corrections officer at Moriah Shock Correctional Facility. He allegedly injured his knee in February 2012 while supervising a group of inmates who were clearing brush at a local YMCA camp. Stevens claimed an inmate was attempting to break a ...

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