City pays out $325,000 in workers compensation claims | Paterson Times Paterson Times

City pays out $325,000 in workers compensation claims

By Jayed Rahman
Published: February 4, 2015


The city’s governing body on Tuesday evening settled 10 workers compensation claims costing taxpayers $325,067.

City public workers employee Javier Torres received the largest payout of $84,089.  A sweeper operator, Torres was removing a sweeper hose from a truck on February 26th, 2011 near Market Street, where he injured his left shoulder and neck.

Police officer Yuri Polanco, who suffered injuries to his back, left leg, and left hand on April 1st, 2009 at the intersection of Totowa and Sherwood Avenues after his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle, received the second largest payment of $92,929.

The third largest amount of $47,646 went to Peter Federico, police officer, who was chasing a suspect on October 19th, 2012 near East 22nd Street and 12th Avenue, when he sustained a fall, resulting in injuries to his neck and left shoulder, according to city records.

Other settlements include:

Council members approved the settlements during a special meeting of the council on Tuesday evening without any public discussions.

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