Injured Worker v. Meggitt Sensing Systems, SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: February 6th, 2024
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated value in excess of $1,500,000.00)

The injured worker suffered cumulative trauma affecting her right shoulder and bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on 01/09/2015, resulting in a settlement by compromise and release of $91,000 on 12/16/2017. After the workers’ compensation settlement, Silberman & Lam filed for an SIBTF claim since the injured worker had preexisting conditions, including hypertension, gait issues, sleep disturbances, reproductive problems, headaches, cervical spine issues, right shoulder problems, and bilateral wrists. After thorough discovery and court hearings, Silberman & Lam, LLP, was able to secure an award for 100% disability from SIBTF. The applicant was entitled to back benefits of $497,755.32 and weekly benefits of $1,583.08, increasing annually with cost-of-living adjustments (COLA). This award has a present estimated value of over $1,500,000 based on the average life expectancy.