Injured Worker v. Medieval Times

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: March 27th, 2024
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated value in excess of $1,200,000.00)

The injured worker sustained a cumulative work injury from 04/01/200 to 06/17/2012 while employed at Medieval Times, which affected his left elbow, right ankle, hypertension, lower GI/IBS Gastric Ulcer, left arm tremor, and migraines. This led to a settlement by compromise and release for $150,000 on 05/29/2018. Following the settlement of the workers’ compensation claim, Silberman & Lam, LLP filed for an SIBTF claim. The applicant had prior injuries, including lumbar spine, thoracic spine, bilateral carpal tunnel, right foot arthritis, and GAF. After years of litigation and court hearings, Silberman & Lam, LLP succeeded in obtaining an award for 100% disability against SIBTF. The injured worker was entitled to back benefits of $108,617.93 and ongoing benefits of $491.71 per week, increasing each year with a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). Based on the average life expectancy, the award has an estimated present value of over $1,200,000.