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Paterson pays out $55,000 in workers’ compensation claims

By Jayed Rahman
Published: May 24, 2018


The city settled three workers’ compensation cases on Tuesday night paying out $55,424, according to municipal records.

Police sergeant Lou Pacelli was paid $24,544. He allegedly injured his right leg while chasing a suspect on Mar. 16, 2015.

Firefighter Jose Mercado was paid $20,880. On Mar. 30, 2016, he allegedly fell through a roof at a fire scene and injured his left leg and lower back, according to municipal records.

Jesus Perez, a firefighter, received $10,000. He was allegedly injured in two separate incidents. Once on Feb 26, 2015, when he suffered injuries while inside ambulance that swerved. And a second time on Nov. 17, 2015, when he rolled his left ankle at a fire scene, according to city records.

Council members approved all three claim settlements in a special meeting.

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