Public employees, those who work for the Commonwealth, a city, town or county, unlike those in the private sector, typically do not pay into Social Security. Accordingly, public employees are typically not eligible to receive any Social Security Disability benefits should they become disabled and unable to work as a result. Instead, the Commonwealth, cities, towns and counties have established accidental disability retirement plans to compensate their injured workers should they become disabled and can no longer work as a result. The decision to apply for Accidental Disability Retirement (ADR) is important, and the process itself requires an application along with several medical examinations. Thus, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced attorney at Agnelli Law Offices, P.C. today if you are an injured or disabled public sector employee.