Michael R. Paglione recently negotiated a $425,000 Workers’ Compensation settlement for a Szaferman Lakind client. This was the largest Workers Compensation settlement, pursuant to Section 20 of the compensation statute, in New Jersey for all of 2008.

Our client, a mason working for a local school board, was injured in 2000 when a brick and concrete wall fell on him, crushing his right foot. As a result of the accident, he suffered traumatic fractures to his right foot, and a meniscal tear of his right knee. Although he underwent surgery and physical therapy, our client’s pain persisted and he developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This chronic pain condition is incurable, and our client is now totally disabled, due to his injuries and further complications resulting from his injuries.