Injured Worker v. DF Industries

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: October 11th, 2023
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated value in excess of $1,000,000.00)

The injured worker suffered a cumulative trauma injury from 6/1/1991 to 1/13/2011 affecting his cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, bilateral shoulders, bilateral grip strength, tinnitus, headaches, dizziness, hypertension, asthma, and psyche which resulted to settlement by compromise and release for $550,000 with future medical care open. An SIBTF claim was filed by Silberman & Lam, LLP after the workers compensation claim had settled. The applicant had prior disability including allergic rhinitis/sinusitis, obstructive sleep apnea, GERD, diverticulitis, erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hypertrophy, right knee, bilateral plantar fasciitis, restless leg syndrome, and hearing/vision related problems. Silberman & Lam, LLP was able to obtain an award of 100% disability from SIBTF. The applicant was entitled to back benefits of $329,492.58 and ongoing benefit of $834.09 per week increasing each year with COLA. Based on the average life expectancy, the award has an estimated value over $ 1 Million Dollars.