Injured Worker v. Big J Tires/SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: June 30th, 2023
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability

The injured worker suffered an injury  03/14/2017 to his psyche resulted in a settlement by compromise and release for $175,000 against Penske Leasing .  After settlement of the workers compensation claim, the injured worker came to Silberman & Lam, LLP and an SIBTF claim was filed in 2020.  The applicant had pre-existing injuries including hypertension, diabetes, psoriasis, asthma, sinusitis, and bilateral shoulders.   After 3 years of discovery and  litigation Silberman & Lam, LLP was able to secure an award of 100% disability against SIBTF  The applicant was entitled to back benefits of $92,536.99 and ongoing benefits of $782.89 per week  increasing each year with a COLA, with some offsets for industrial payments.  Because of the applicant being only 33 years old at the time of the industrial injury, the estimated value of this award including the past due benefits and future benefits over his life expectancy is in excess of 2.5 Million.