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File #: 18-1332    Version: 1 Name: Workers Compensation Settlement - Eddie Russell
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 8/15/2018 In control: Law
On agenda: 3/20/2019 Final action: 3/20/2019
Title: Dept/ Agency: Law Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Purpose: Settlement of Workers' Compensation Claim C.P. No.: 2015-27960 Claimant: Eddie Russell Claimant's Attorney: Forman, Cardonsky & Lawrence, LLC. Attorney's Address: 701 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208 Settlement Amount: $23,021.50 Funding Source: Insurance Trust Fund Additional Comments: Invitation: Corporation Counsel
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.: 2015-27960
Claimant: Eddie Russell
Claimant's Attorney: Forman, Cardonsky & Lawrence, LLC.
Attorney's Address: 701 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208
Settlement Amount: $23,021.50
Funding Source: Insurance Trust Fund
Additional Comments:
Invitation: Corporation Counsel
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WHEREAS, the Petitioner, Eddie Russell, instituted suit in the Division of Workers Compensation of New Jersey, Essex County, bearing C.P. Number 2015-27960 against the City of Newark seeking workers' compensation benefits due to injuries to his right hand and right elbow while doing repetitive heavy lifting on April 22, 2015 while employed by the City of Newark, Department of Public Works, Division of Sanitation; and

WHEREAS, following settlement negotiations through Petitioner's attorney, Forman, Cardonsky & Lawrence, LLC 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 Six Dollars and Fifty Cents ($20,206.50). 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 Twenty-Five Dollars and Zero Cents ($2,425.00), a medical evaluation fee of Three Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($300.00) for Dr. Morris Horwitz, and a transcription fee of Ninety Dollars ($90.00) for a total settlement of Twenty-Three Thousand Twenty One Dollars and Fifty Cents ($23,021.50); and

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

WHEREAS, the total settlement amount may...

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