Injured Worker v. Indianapolis Colts, SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: October 17th, 2023
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated value in excess of $2,400,000)

The injured worker suffered multiple orthopedic injuries while employed as a professional football player for the Indianapolis Colts which resulted compromise and release for $350,000 on 11/30/21. An SIBTF claim was filed by Silberman & Lam, LLP.  The applicant had a prior disability to his right thumb, right knee, left knee, GERD, sleep apnea, psoriasis, hernia etc. Silberman & Lam, LLP was able to secure an award for 100% disability from SIBTF.  The applicant was entitled to back benefits of $648,110.44 and ongoing benefits of $875.54 per week increasing each year with a COLA. Based on an average life expectancy, this award has an estimated present value of over 2.4 million dollars.