City officials approved three workers compensation settlements earlier in the week totaling $58,000. The cases arise from two police officers, who were injured while on duty, and one firefighter, who was injured on duty.
In the first case, a city firefighter Jose Molina sustained injuries to his knee while rescuing a person from a Pennington Street building. The individual was being carried by Molina from the second floor, when he suffered a diabetic emergency. The incident took place on October 21st, 2012.
Molina’s case was settled for $17,010.
In the second case, a city police officer Robert Klein sustained injuries to his right hand and arm resulting from a dog bite on November 12th, 2012, while he was on duty at Oradell Animal Hospital.
Klein’s case was settled for $9,261.
In the third case, another city police officer Rolando Polio suffered injuries to his shoulder during a motor vehicle accident that took place at Union and Preakness Avenues on January 29th, 2011.
Polio’s case was settled for $31,518.
All three settlement amounts received approval from the city council on Tuesday evening. Council members held closed door discussions before approving the settlements.