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Top city workers' compensation claim hit $624,000, Sun analysis shows
Top city workers' compensation claim hit $624,000, Sun analysis shows

In October 2012, a Baltimore City firefighter was caught in a sudden burst of flames, suffering burns to his head, neck, shoulder, face and hand, according to a summary provided by the city. The firefighter has since won a workers' compensation award that the city anticipates will total $624,0000, making it the costliest claim filed by a city employee in the last fiscal year, records show. All told, the city expects to pay more than $35 million for 3,700 claims, with the bulk compensating for lost wages, medical bills and permanent physical injury. The 10 biggest claims of the year will cost $2.2 million, the city forecasts. The second-highest claim involves a member of the Fire...

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