Injured Worker v. HD Supply Inc., SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: November 6th, 2023
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated value in excess of $830,000.00)

The injured worker suffered a work-related injury while working as a customer care associate for HD Supply Inc., on 4/18/2016 affecting her upper digestive tract, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, IBS and headaches, which resulted to settlement by stipulation award to 67% disability. After the settlement of the workers’ compensation claim, an SIBTF claim was filed by Silberman & Lam, LLP. The applicant had prior conditions affecting multiple body parts including migraine headaches, hysterectomy, skin disorder, urological, and left shoulder. After thorough litigations, SIBTF agreed to a stipulation to 100% disability. The applicant was entitled to back benefits of $29 775.59 and ongoing benefits of $576.27 less offsets per week increasing each year plus COLA. Based on the average life expectancy, the award has an estimated value over $ 830,000.00.