Michael PaglioneMichael Brottman

Szaferman Lakind Partners Michael Paglione and Michael Brottman worked together on behalf of their client to achieve a total settlement of $439,000 resulting from a job-related injury. The client sustained serious spinal injuries while lifting construction materials in 2004.
The injuries necessitated a prolonged course of medical treatment and he was required to undergo multiple spinal surgeries including a two-level spinal fusion.

Mr. Paglione and Mr. Brottman ensured that the client received temporary wage replacement benefits from his employer’s workers’ construction materials in 2004. The injuries necessitated a prolonged course of medical treatment and he was required to undergo multiple spinal surgeries including a two-level spinal fusion compensation insurance carrier throughout the course of his medical treatment and recovery from surgery. In 2013, they obtained an order from the workers’ compensation court finding him 66.67% disabled and awarding $242,000 for the permanent disability he suffered as a result of his injuries. a total settlement of $439,000 resulting from a job-related injury. The client sustained serious spinal injuries while lifting

Michael Paglione

When the client’s condition worsened, our attorneys reopened his case with the workers’ compensation court. Earlier this year the judge found our client to be permanently disabled and awarded him a weekly monetary benefit for the remainder of his life, including $197,000 in retroactive benefits. In addition, the client is entitled to receive the necessary medical treatment he needs to treat his spinal injuries.

In a second, unrelated case, Michael Brottman obtained a workers’ compensation settlement of $101,697 on behalf of his client as a result of a motor vehicle accident. During the course of our client’s employment and while traveling on the highway, one of the tires on the vehicle blew out causing her to lose control of the vehicle and roll over into the center median. Our client sustained multiple orthopedic injuries, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the accident.

When our client’s employer declined to offer a reasonable settlement, Michael Brottman presented the case in workers’ compensation court where she was awarded $101,697 for her injuries. In addition, Mr. Brottman obtained temporary disability benefits when the employer refused to pay them, as required by law.

Michael Paglione focuses his practice on a variety of personal injury matters including workers’ compensation. To contact Michael Paglione please email mpaglione@szaferman.com. Michael Brottman focuses his practice primarily on worker’s compensation, personal injury and employment matters. To contact Michael Brottman please email him at mbrottman@szaferman.com or call (609) 275-0400 to reach either attorney.