Injured Worker v. 21st Century, AIG, SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: January 9th, 2024
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated value in excess of $1,600,000.00)

The injured worker suffered from hypertension and injuries to her upper extremities while working for 21st Century, AIG on 4/12/2004. This resulted in a settlement through compromise and release amounting to $112,500 on 12/10/2015. Following the workers’ compensation settlement, Silberman and Lam, LLP filed an SIBTF claim as the injured worker had preexisting conditions, including eczematous dermatitis, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, GERD, hemorrhoids, migraine headaches, vertigo, and sleep disorders. After thorough discovery, Silberman & Lam, LLP secured an award of 100% disability against SIBTF. The injured worker was entitled to back benefits of $396,357.52 and ongoing benefits of $1522.53 per week, increasing annually with a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). The estimated present value of this award is $1,600,000.00 based on an average life expectancy.