Injured Worker v. City of Los Angeles/SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: April 28th, 2023
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (estimated Value in excess of $2,000,000)

The injured worker suffered a cumulative trauma injury from 12/14/1987 – 10/06/2009 for multiple injuries including cancer, bladder incontinence, and psych which resulted in an award for 88% against the City of LA as a result of his employment as a police officer.  After settlement of the workers compensation claim, an SIBTF claim was pursued by Silberman & Lam, LLP.  The applicant had pre-existing injuries to his left lower extremity and spine.   After two hearings the SIBTF agreed to a stipulation to 100% disability.  The applicant was entitled to back benefits of $550,455.19 and ongoing benefits of $1302.10  per week increasing each year with a COLA.  The estimated value of this award including the past due benefits and future benefits over his life expectancy is in excess of Two Million Dollars.