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 $1,800,000.00)

The injured worker suffered industrial cumulative trauma from 08/30/1987 to 12/05/2013, which affected her cervical spine, lumbar spine, bilateral shoulders, bilateral knees, bilateral wrists, and right foot, resulting in a settlement by stipulations to 62% disability on 01/16/2021. Following the settlement of her workers’ compensation case with another firm, before the applicant came to Silberman and Lam, LLP, her prior attorney was not able to make headway for her SIBTF claim. Just then, the applicant was referred to Silberman & Lam, LLP to file for an SIBTF claim on 04/09/2021. The injured worker had preexisting conditions, including hypertension, asthma, and eczema. After years of thorough discovery, Silberman & Lam, LLP, succeeded in obtaining an award for 100% disability against SIBTF. The applicant was entitled to back benefits of $300,234.19 and ongoing weekly benefits of $1,164.92, increasing annually with cost-of-living adjustments (COLA). Based on average life expectancy, the award is estimated to have a present value exceeding $1,800,000.00.