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File #: 22-1103    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 8/1/2022 In control: Law
On agenda: 9/8/2022 Final action: 9/8/2022
Title: Dept/ Agency: Law Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Purpose: Settlement of Workers' Compensation C.P. No.: 2020-13006 Claimant: Willie Weston Claimant's Attorney: Melvin A. Jacobs, Esq. Settlement Amount: $174,519.89 Funding Source: Insurance Trust Fund Additional Comments:
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
Title
Dept/ Agency: Law
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Purpose: Settlement of Workers' Compensation
C.P. No.: 2020-13006
Claimant: Willie Weston
Claimant's Attorney: Melvin A. Jacobs, Esq.
Settlement Amount: $174,519.89
Funding Source: Insurance Trust Fund
Additional Comments:
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WHEREAS, the Petitioner, Willie Weston, instituted suit in the Division of Workers Compensation of the State of New Jersey, County of Essex, bearing C.P. Number 2020-13006 against the City of Newark seeking Workers' Compensation benefits as a result of an injury he sustained to his right elbow and lumbar spine when digging a hole and began to feel pain to his lower back and right elbow while employed by the City of Newark, Department of Public Works, as a Laborer; and

WHEREAS, the following settlement negotiations through Petitioner's attorney, Melvin A. Jacobs, 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 One Hundred Fifty-Five Thousand Two Hundred Nineteen Dollars and Fifty-Five Cents ($155,219.55). Pursuant to the terms of the Settlement Order to be executed by the Judge of the Division of Workers' Compensation, the City of Newark who will also pay an attorney's fee of Eighteen Thousand Six Hundred Twenty-Six Dollars and Thirty-Four Cents ($18,626.34) made payable to Melvin A. Jacobs, Esq., located at 80 Main Street, Suite 360, West Orange, New Jersey 07052, a medical evaluation fee of Three Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($300.00), payable to Dr. Jay Zaretsy, M.D., located at 100 Hamilton Plaza, Paterson, New Jersey 07505, and; a medical examination fee of Three Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($300.00) made payable to Dr. David Rosenbaum, M.D., located at 100 Ham...

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