A deli clerk sliced her middle finger while operating a deli meat slicer. The cut caused nerve damage, which required multiple surgical procedures. David Stern became involved with the case after the insurance carrier stopped paying workers’ compensation benefits in a timely manner. Under the Workers’ Compensation Act, an employer must pay benefits on time or face potential penalties. Mr. Stern successfully expanded the description of the work-related injury and defeated a termination petition filed by the employer. The case ultimately settled for $100,000.00.