PENSION APPROVALS

Please Note: Mr. Lukaszewski assisted in the handling of several hundred additional applications which were approved while working at his former law firm, which during his time there was well established and employed multiple attorneys and a team of support staff, thus allowing for the representation of a large number of clients. As noted in About The Firm on the Home Page, Mr. Lukaszewski prefers the higher level of personal service he feels can be provided under his current firm structure.

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2009 – FDNY-EMS EMT with serious shoulder and wrist injuries, injured while carrying a patient down stairs. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2009 – FDNY-EMT EMS with ankle/foot injuries, injured while lifting a stretcher. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2009 – FDNY-EMS EMT with ankle injuries. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2009 – Sanitation worker with 9/11-WTC related PTSD and depression. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2009 – FDNY-EMS EMT with serious knee condition. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2009 – FDNY-EMS Paramedic with elbow condition, injured while carrying a patient down stairs. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2009 – FDNY-EMS EMT with 9/11-WTC related cancer. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2009 – NYPD Detective with 9/11-WTC related anxiety and depression conditions. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2009 – NYPD Sergeant with 9/11-WTC PTSD. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

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2010 – NYC School Teacher with an autoimmune disease. Approved by New York City Teachers' Retirement System.

2010 – NYPD Detective with psychological conditions related to line of duty shooting. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2010 – FDNY-EMS Deputy Chief with knee conditions, injured while performing emergency response efforts. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2010 – FDNY-EMS EMT with spinal injuries, injured while performing emergency response efforts. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2010 – FDNY-EMS EMT with a foot/ankle disability caused by improper footwear he was compelled to wear by Department. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2010 – NYPD Police Lieutenant with neck and wrist injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2010 – NYPD Detective with 9/11-WTC anxiety and PTSD. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

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2011 – Elementary School Teacher with severe head and spinal issues, injured by a lock being thrown and striking her in the back of the head and a fall from a broken chair. Approved by NYC Teachers' Retirement System.

2011 – FDNY-EMS EMT with 9/11-WTC PTSD. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2011 – FDNY-EMS EMT with 9/11-WTC respiratory problems. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2011 – NYPD Police Officer with spine injuries. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2011 – NYC Transit Authority cleaner with diabetes, psychological ailments, blood pressure and spine conditions, and fibrosis. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2011 – Department of Parks worker with spine, shoulder and carpal tunnel injuries. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2011 – FDNY Communications Electrician with heart issues. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2011 – FDNY-EMS EMT with shoulder and spine injuries. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2011 – FDNY-EMS Captain with shoulder and knee injuries. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2011 – MTA LIRR Ticket Clerk with knee issues. Approved by MTA.

2011 – NYC Department of Education Carpenter with neck injuries. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2011 – FDNY-EMS EMT with shoulder injuries. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2011 – NYPD Police Officer with shoulder injury. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2011 – NYPD Police Sergeant with thumb and ankle conditions, injured slipping on ice while exiting a police vehicle. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2011 – NYPD Detective with 9/11-WTC psychological issues. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2011 – NYPD Detective with hypertension and heart disease. Approved by NYPD.

2011 – NYPD Police Officer with 9/11-WTC cancerous brain tumor. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2011 – NYPD Police Officer with shoulder injuries. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2011 – Sanitation Department electrician with psychological issues. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2011 – NYC Board of Education Carpenter with spinal injuries. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2011 – NYPD Police Officer with lower back injuries resulting in a neurogenic bladder. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

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2012 – NYC Teacher suffering from fibromyalgia as well as spinal issues. Approved by NYC Teachers' Retirement System.

2012 – Sanitation worker with serious shoulder problems, injured as a result of faulty equipment on a Sanitation vehicle. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2012 – FDNY-EMS EMT with hand/arm injury. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2012 – NYPD Detective with ankle injuries, incurred when he was run over by a perpetrator’s vehicle while attempting to make an arrest. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2012 – Human Resources worker with chronic migrane headache condition. Approved by MABSTOA.

2012 – FDNY-EMS Lieutenant with severe osteoarthritis resulting in a knee replacement. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2012 – Sanitation worker with 9/11-WTC respiratory conditions. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2012 – FDNY-EMS EMT with back injury with spinal cord implanted stimulator, injured while lifting a patient onto a stretcher. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2012 – FDNY Firefighter with 9/11-WTC respiratory issues. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

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2013 – FDNY-EMS EMT with shoulder injuries, sustained while attempting to remove equipment from a Department vehicle. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2013 – MTA Supervisor with multiple knee surgeries. Approved by MABSTOA.

2013 – FDNY-EMS Lieutenant with ankle and spinal issues resulting from a line of duty fall. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2013 – NYPD Lieutenant with 9/11-WTC related sleep apnea and heavy metal poisoning. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2013 – NYPD Police Officer with somatization disorder resulting from a line of duty assault. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2013 – NYPD Police Officer 9/11-WTC related cancer. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2013 – NYC School Teacher with psychiatric disorders of major depression caused by sexual harassment by a supervisor. Approved by New York City Teachers' Retirement System.

2013 – NYPD Detective with 9/11-WTC related psychological conditions. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2013 – NYPD Detective with heart condition. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2013 – NYC Bus Operator with spinal conditions. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2013 – Supervisory School Aide with severe spinal conditions. Approved by Board Of Education Retirement System.

2013 – with 9/11-WTC lung cancer. Approved by NYC Teachers' Retirement System.

2013 – NYPD Detective with shoulder injuries, resulting from line of duty trip and fall. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2013 – FDNY Firefighter with 9/11-WTC PTSD. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2013 – NYS School Teacher with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Approved by New York State Teachers' Retirement System.

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2014 – NYPD Police Officer with 9/11-WTC related psychological issues. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2014 – NYPD Lieutenant with 9/11-WTC related respiratory conditions. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2014 – FDNY-EMS Lieutenant with knee and back injuries sustained as she twisted her knee while rapidly exiting an ambulance at an emergency scene. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2014 – MTA Superintendent of Maintenance with spine and leg conditions. Approved by MABSTOA.

2014 – NYC Bus Operator with vision and heart conditions. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2014 – Correction Officer with heart condition. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2014 – Correction Officer with spinal injuries, sustained in an inmate assault. Approved by New York State and Local Retirement System.

2014 – FDNY Firefighter with knee injuries. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2014 – NYPD Sergeant with 9/11-WTC related respiratory and gastrointestinal issues. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2014 – NYPD Police Officer with shoulder injuries, sustained in line of duty assault. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2014 – NYPD Detective with multiple head and neck injuries and disabling vertigo condition. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2014 – FDNY Captain with 9/11-related PTSD. Approved by FDNY Pension Fund.

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2015 – NYPD Detective with respiratory issues related to his 9/11-WTC efforts. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2015 – Crane operator with conditions of the heart, spine, and by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, found to be disabled. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2015 – NYPD Sergeant with respiratory and gastrointestinal issues related to his 9/11-WTC efforts. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2015 – NYPD Police Officer incurred serious right wrist fracture as a result of a trip and fall at a fire scene. Approved by NYPD Pension Fund.

2015 – FDNY-EMS Paramedic with spinal injuries. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2015 – FDNY Lieutenant with 9/11 related psychological conditions. Approved by FDNY Pension Fund.

2015 – Nassau County Assistant Motor Repair Supervisor with orthopedic conditions. Approved by New York State and Local Retirement System.

2015 – City Laborer for the Department of Environmental Protection, with liver and heart issues. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2015 – FDNY Firefighter with disabling shoulder conditions, resulting from multiple line of duty injuries. Approved by FDNY Pension Fund.

2015 – NYC Sanitation Police Officer with disabling esophageal cancer for which he underwent an esophagectomy, resulting from his 9/11-World Trade Center exposure injuries. Approved by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2015 – NYC Department of Transportation Mechanic with respiratory ailments resulting from his 9/11-World Trade Center exposure injuries approved for World Trade Center disability retirement pension by New York City Employees' Retirement System.

2015 – FDNY Firefighter approved by FDNY's Pension Fund for Accident Disability Retirement, where Ordinary Disability Retirement had been recommended before Chet Lukaszewski PC's representation, for degenerative joint disease in the left wrist and elbow, related to multiple traumatic line of duty injuries.

2015 - FDNY-EMS Paramedic, approved by the New York City Employees' Retirement System for World Trade Center Disability Retirement, for 9/11 related psychological conditions, after having been retried on Ordinary Disability Retirement, where Chet Lukaszewski PC secured a judicial remand of the application for further review.

2016 - FDNY-EMS Emergency Medical Technician, approved by the New York City Employees' Retirement System for World Trade Center Disability Retirement, for 9/11 related cancer.

2016 - Maintenance Mechanic, approved for Article 15 Disability Retirement, by the New York State and Local Retirement System, for line of duty related spinal injuries.

July 2016 - FDNY-EMS Emergency Medical Technician, approved by the New York City Employees' Retirement System for a Performance of Duty Disability Retirement pension, which had been previously denied, for spinal injuries resulting from the lifting of a patient during an emergency response effort.

July 2016 - NYPD Lieutenant approved by the Police Pension Fund for a World Trade Center Accident Disability Retirement pension, which had been previously denied, for respiratory issues resulting from his 9/11-WTC toxic exposure injuries.

September 2016 - NYC School Teacher approved for disability retirement by the New York City Teachers' Retirement System pension for disabling psychological condition.

October 2016 - FDNY-EMS Paramedic, approved by the New York City Employees' Retirement System for a Performance of Duty Disability Retirement pension, for shoulder injuries resulting from a line of duty emergency response accident.

October 2016 - NYPD Detective approved by the Police Pension Fund for a World Trade Center Accident Disability Retirement pension, which had been previously denied, for psychological conditions resulting from her 9/11-World Trade Center line of duty efforts.

November 2016 - NYC School Teacher approved for disability retirement by the New York City Teachers' Retirement System for a disabling immune system impairment, after having previously been denied.

November 2016 - NYPD Detective who performed extensive 9/11-World Trade Center line of duty efforts and developed cancer and fibromyalgia, approved by the Police Pension Fund for a World Trade Center Accident Disability Retirement pension.

December 2016 - NYC Department of Housing, Housing Inspector, found to have been disabled as the result of an "accident" for pension purposes, and thus entitled to a disability retirement pension; for a fall down an entire flight of stairs which caused disabling shoulder injuries.

January 2017 - FDNY-EMS Lieutenant, approved by the New York City Employees' Retirement System for a Performance of Duty Disability Retirement pension, for two shoulder injuries which eventually rendered him incapable of performing his job duties even in an accommodated capacity.

February 2017 - NYPD Detective approved by the Police Pension Fund for an Accident Disability Retirement pension, which had been previously denied on multiple occasions, for a disabling spinal condition resulting from a number of line of duty injuries, including a final injury after which she never returned to full duty; where the Fund had previously claimed there was no causal connection between the injuries and the disability.

February 2017 - NYC School Teacher approved for disability retirement by the New York City Teachers' Retirement System pension for a disabling psychological condition.

March 2017 - Retired NYPD Police Officer, with the assistance of Chet Lukaszewski as counsel, approved by the Police Pension Fund for a World Trade Center Accident Disability Retirement pension, under the 'World Center Law', whose application had been previously denied multiple times, for psychological conditions resulting from his 9/11-World Trade Center line of duty efforts.

April 2017 - New York State municipal worker suffering from post-polio syndrome, who was denied a disability retirement pension by the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System, which they applied for without the assistance of counsel; is approved for said pension by the N.Y.S. Judge who presided over the case as the Hearing Officer in the System's Redetermination Hearing process, where Chet Lukaszewski represented the applicant.

April 2017 - FDNY-EMS Paramedic, approved by the New York City Employees' Retirement System for a Performance of Duty Disability Retirement pension, for a shoulder injury sustained while taking emergency patient care action, in the line of duty.

May 2017 - NYPD Police Officer approved by the Police Pension Fund for an Accident Disability Retirement pension, for serious spinal injuries that resulted in spinal surgery, which he incurred while arresting a violent perpetrator.

June 2017 - New York State Parole Officer approved by the New York State and Local Retirement System for disability retirement for serious bi-lateral knee conditions.

August 2017 - Retired NYPD Police Officer, approved by the Police Pension Fund for a World Trade Center Accident Disability Retirement pension, under the 'World Center Law', in a matter where Chet Lukaszewski had successfully demonstrated to the Supreme Court, New York County, that the Fund had not properly considered the officer's disabling sleep apnea and had improperly deemed the condition to be one which a WTC pension could not be awarded; where the Court remanded the application for proper consideration and indicated sleep apnea is in fact a condition for which said pension can be awarded.

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