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File #: 16-0930    Version: 1 Name: Workers' Compensation Settlement (Hasaana Thomas)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/26/2016 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.: 2014-21230 Claimant: Hasaana Thomas Claimant's Attorney: Andrew Graulich, Esq. Attorney's Address: 17 Academy Street, Suite 1111, Newark, New Jersey 07102 Settlement Amount: $23,070.00 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.: 2014-21230
Claimant: Hasaana Thomas
Claimant's Attorney: Andrew Graulich, Esq.
Attorney's Address: 17 Academy Street, Suite 1111, Newark, New Jersey 07102
Settlement Amount: $23,070.00
Funding Source: Insurance Fund Trust
Additional Comments:
Invitation: Corporation Counsel, June 14, 2016.
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WHEREAS, the Petitioner, Hasaana Thomas, instituted suit in the Division of Workers Compensation of New Jersey, Essex County, bearing C.P. Number 2014-21230 against the City of Newark seeking workers' compensation benefits as a result of an accident that she sustained on June 17, 2014, while employed by the Fire Department as a dispatcher; and

WHEREAS, following settlement negotiations through Petitioner's attorney, Andrew Graulich, Esq. and Corporation Counsel and/or his designee, The Woolridge Law Firm LLC ("Outside Counsel") have agreed to amicably resolve and settle this matter under Section 22 of the Workers Compensation Act (N.J.S.A. 34:15-20) by payment in the amount of Twenty Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Dollars and Zero Cents ($20,250.00). 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 fee of Two Thousand Four Hundred Thirty Dollars and Zero Cents ($2,430.00), a medical evaluation fee of Three Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($300.00) for Dr. Stephen Flood and a transcription fee of Ninety Dollars and Zero Cents ($90.00) for a total settlement of Twenty-Three Thousand Seventy Dollars and Zero Cents ($23,070.00); and

WHEREAS, this settlement is subject to approval by the Judge of the Division of Workers' Compensation; and

WHEREAS, the total settlement amount may be subject to minor changes in amount or distribu...

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