Injured Worker v County of Orange, SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: November 14th, 2023
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated value in excess of $1,300,000)

The injured worker suffered cumulative trauma injury from 1/21/2014 to 1/21/2015 while working for the County of Orange affecting her neck, bilateral shoulder, bilateral wrists, and right thumb which settled stipulation to 39% disability. An SIBTF claim was filed by Silberman and Lam, LLP as the applicant had a preexisting condition including, asthma, allergic rhinitis, Barrett’s esophagus, hypertension, dermatitis, gallbladder removal, fatty liver, obesity, sleep apnea, diabetes, left knee arthritis, cervical arthritis, and bilateral lower extremity edema. After thorough litigations and court hearings, Silberman and Lam LLP was able to obtain the award of 100% disability for SIBTF. The applicant was entitled to back benefits of $146,457.62 and ongoing benefits per week amounting to $886.60 increasing each year plus COLA. Based on the average life expectancy, the award has an estimated value over $ 1.3 Million.