Injured Worker v. Los Angeles Metropolitan Authority, SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: February 28th, 2024
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated value in excess of $300,000.00)

The injured worker suffered an industrial injury on 01/01/02 affecting her back, neck, left leg, left arm, headaches, gastric system, arthritis, psyche, and psoriatic arthritis. This resulted in a settlement by compromise and release for $190,000 on 9/11/2017. After the settlement of her workers’ compensation, Silberman & Lam filed a SIBTF claim. The applicant had prior conditions including a left shoulder issue, GERD, hysterectomy, appendectomy, and psoriasis. After years of multiple court hearings, Silberman and Lam, LLP were able to secure a 100% disability award for the injured worker. She was entitled to back benefits of $115,766.53 and a weekly benefit for life of $247.67, increasing each year. Based on average life expectancy, this award has an estimated present value exceeding $300,000.00.