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File #: 16-0775    Version: 1 Name: Workers' Compensation Settlement (Ronald Cocroft)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/3/2016 In control: Law
On agenda: 6/15/2016 Final action: 6/15/2016
Title: Dept/ Agency: Law Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Purpose: Settlement of Workers' Compensation Claim C.P. No.: 2013-28974 Claimant: Ronald Cocroft Claimant's Attorney: Jacobson & Silverman Attorney's Address: 24 Commerce Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102 Settlement Amount: $31,518.00 Funding Source: Insurance Fund Trust Additional Comments: Invitation: Corporation Counsel, June 14, 2016.
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
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Dept/ Agency: Law
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Purpose: Settlement of Workers' Compensation Claim
C.P. No.: 2013-28974
Claimant: Ronald Cocroft
Claimant's Attorney: Jacobson & Silverman
Attorney's Address: 24 Commerce Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102
Settlement Amount: $31,518.00
Funding Source: Insurance Fund Trust
Additional Comments:
Invitation: Corporation Counsel, June 14, 2016.
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WHEREAS, the Petitioner, Ronald Cocroft, instituted suit in the Division of Workers Compensation of New Jersey, Essex County, bearing C.P. Number 2013-28974 against the City of Newark seeking workers' compensation benefits as a result of an accident that he sustained on June 18, 2012 while employed as a mason for the City of Newark, when lifting boxes containing tiles, he sustained injuries to his left shoulder; and

WHEREAS, following settlement negotiations through Petitioner's attorney, Jacobson & Silverman, Corporation Counsel and/or his designee, Chasen, Leyner & Lamparello, P.C. ("Outside Counsel") has agreed to amicably resolve and settle this matter under Section 22 of the Workers Compensation Act (N.J.S.A. 34:15-22) by payment in the amount of $27,882.00 (Twenty Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Two Dollars and Zero Cents). Pursuant to the terms of the Settlement Order to be executed by the Judge of the Division of Workers' Compensation, the City of Newark will also pay an attorney's fee of $3,346.00 (Three Thousand Three Hundred Forty Six Dollars and Zero Cents), a medical evaluation fee of $200.00 (Two Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents) and a transcription fee of $90.00 (Ninety Dollars and Zero Cents); and

WHEREAS, the total value of this settlement with the above referenced fees amounts to $31,518.00 (Thirty One Thousand Five Hundred Eighteen Dollars and Zero Cents); and

WHEREAS, based upon all of the facts and circumstances s...

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