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Court Clarifies Calculation of Fees Awards For Workers With Service-Connected Disability Retirement

Friday, February 9, 2024 | 0

The Maryland Appellate Court ruled that attorney fees are calculated from the compensation awarded to a public employee after applying the offset for any service-connected disability retirement benefits from the employer. Mark Zukowski and Joshua Ruggiero were officers for the Anne Arundel County Police Department. They sustained injuries while on duty and hired the same attorney to represent them in their workers' compensation claims. Both officers were granted service-connected disability retirement benefits based on their work-related injuries. These benefits offset part of their work...

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