Injured Worker v. Orkin Pest Control, SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: September 28th, 2023
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated value in excess of $1,000,000)

The injured worker suffered cumulative trauma to his bilateral hips and lumbar spine while working as a pest control technician which settled by stipulations for  27% permanent disability on 10/3/2014. An SIBTF claim was filed by Silberman & Lam, LLP.  The applicant had a prior disability to his left shoulder, asthma, gallstones, GERD, Prediabetes, Sleep apnea, and Cardiomyopathy. Silberman & Lam, LLP was able to obtain an award for 100% disability from SIBTF.  The applicant was entitled to back benefits of $214,600.12 and ongoing benefits of $998.62 per week increasing each year with a COLA. Based on an average life expectancy, this award has an estimated present value of over $1,000,000.