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Pension board: Investigate ex-paramedic's injury claims

Former paramedic claims to be permanently disabled from on-the-job injury but has been working as police officer

By Tim Novak and Chris Fusco
The Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — Chicago pension officials want the Cook County state's attorney's office to investigate Gregory J. Serratore, a former paramedic who claims to be permanently disabled from an on-the-job injury in the early 1980s but has been working as a police officer for the Cook County Forest Preserve District for the past 21 years. Serratore has collected more than $425,000 in disability payments from the city of Chicago since 1982, after injuring a hand while trying to fix a stalled ambulance.

Several doctors have filed reports saying he was left permanently disabled, unable to return to work as a Chicago paramedic.

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John Crumback John Crumback Wednesday, September 26, 2012 9:48:38 AM I have had many work related injuries and other injuries not related to work throught out my life and I have had only one workmans comp claim for stitches in my hand but it did not stop me from working nor did I ever claim disability for my work injuries. Workmans compensation insurance is sky high for companies because of cruds like this person who feel they are entitled for their own stupidity and negligance. You should have never been working on the vehicle when it became disabled and yet you took the resaponsiblity to work on it and you negligance caused your injury. You are responsible for what happened to you and only you, not anyone else. You need to man up and take accountability for your own actions. You have defruaded the tax payers and you need to fired and put in jail and forced to pay back everthing payed to you. Maybe for once in your life be a man if you can.

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