Disability Law

Rights of the Disabled

Because of her knowledge of  both employment and benefits law, Doris Dabrowski provides a comprehensive analysis to fit the needs of persons with disabilities.   A disabled person who can perform the essential functions of a job may have a claim for employment discrimination if:

  • the employer fails to make a reasonable accommodation of a disability, or
  • the employer takes other discriminatory action against the employee because of current disability, or
  • the employer regards the employee as disabled when they do not have a disability recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act, or because of a medical record of disability despite successful treatment.

Disabled persons who cannot work because they are unable to perform essential job functions may apply for short term disability, long term disability, Social Security or private disability retirement benefits. Veterans suffering from a service connected disability may be eligible for disability benefit payments, grants for housing adaptation, an allowance for aid and attendance of caregivers, and vocational rehabilitation programs.   A disability insurance policy may  provide benefits for persons who cannot engage in their own occupation.   Some disability insurance policies provide benefits for partially disabled insureds.

An experienced lawyer can interpret the insurance policies, disability retirement plans, social security law and state disability laws and provide counsel on legal options and implications.

Doris Dabrowski has helped persons with disabilities to obtain relief through her knowledge of:

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Rehabilitation Act
  • Family & Medical Leave Act
  • ERISA disability retirement plans and disability insurance
  • Short term disability plans
  • Wage Payment Collection law
  • Social Security disability
  • Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
  • State employees’ retirement and disability plans
  • New Jersey Temporary Disability Benefits Law
  • City of Philadelphia pension plans
  • Guardianship
  • Special needs trusts
  • Power of attorney

Contact us to see how we can help with your disability related legal challenges.