Injured Worker v.Joico Laboratories Inc., SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: September 22nd, 2023
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated value in excess of $1,000,000)

The injured worker suffered a cumulative trauma to the cervical and lumbar spine from 03/29/2001 – 03/29/2002 while working for Joico Laboratories which resulted in a settlement by compromise and release for $66,760.66.  After years of another firm handling the SIBTF case in 2017, when the other firm was not able to make any headway with SIBTF, the injured worker came to Silberman & Lam, LLP.  The applicant had pre-existing injuries including Gastritis/GERD, Thyroid disease, Hypertension, Memory impairment, Upper urinary Tract Disease, thoracic spine, sleep, right thigh, psych/depression, mastication and deglutition, speech, and trigeminal nerve.  After a year of discovery and litigation Silberman & Lam, LLP was able to secure an award of 100% disability against SIBTF. The applicant was entitled to back benefits of $292,752.12.30 and ongoing benefits of $548.45 per week increasing each year with a COLA. Based on an average life expectancy, this award has an estimated value over $1,000,000.