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No Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits for Police Officer's Fall

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 175 | 0 | 0 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that an injured police officer was not entitled to accidental disability retirement benefits after he fell on an apartment doormat. Case: Matter of Zekus v. Gardner, No. 524892, 11/16/2017, published. Facts: Charles Zekus was a police officer. He filed an application for accidental disability retirement benefits, asserting he had been incapacitated from performing his job duties as the result of a fall while responding to a call for medical aid at an apartment. According to Zekus, he had wiped his feet on a doormat outside the apartment when h...

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