Injured Worker v. Cedars Sinai Health Center, SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: April 17th, 2024
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated value in excess of $1,700,000.00)

The injured worker suffered cumulative trauma from 09/10/2015 to 09/10/2016 while working as an operator supervisor at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, affecting his cervical and lumbar spine. This resulted in a settlement by stipulations at 52% disability. After years with another firm handling the SIBTF case, in 2019, when the other firm failed to make any headway with SIBTF, the injured worker came to Silberman & Lam, LLP. The applicant had prior conditions, including psychological issues, right wrist/hand problems, left knee issues, and headaches. After thorough investigation, Silberman & Lam, LLP secured an award for 100% disability. Consequently, the applicant was entitled to back benefits totaling $270,873.28 and ongoing weekly benefits of $1,217.08 per week, with increases each year due to cost-of-living adjustments (COLA). Based on average life expectancy, the award is estimated to amount to $1,700,000.