Injured Worker v. L.A County Department, SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: November 21st, 2023
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated value in excess of $1 500,000.00)

The injured worker suffered a cumulative trauma injury from 6/1/14 to 1/16/15 affecting multiple body parts including neck, back, stress, bilateral upper extremities, psyche, bilateral lower extremities, and eyes which resulted to settlement by stipulations to 67% disability on 7.31.2020. After the settlement of workers compensation, an SIBTF claim was filed by Silberman & Lam, LLP. The applicant had prior conditions including lung issues from tuberculosis, prior hypertension, right hand injuries, left finger injuries, right and left knee surgeries, asthma, DVT, and high blood sugar. After thorough litigations, Silberman & Lam was able to obtain an award of 100% disability. The applicant was entitled to back benefits of $273, 356.83 and ongoing benefits of $1384.10 less offsets per week increasing each year with COLA for life. Based on the average life expectancy, this award has an estimated value over 1.5 million dollars.