Injured Worker v. Quintiles IMS/SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: May 2nd, 2023
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (estimated value in excess of $700,000)

The injured worker suffered an injury  03/14/2017 for multiple injuries her left arm and spine which resulted in a settlement by compromise and release for $170,000 against Quintiles IMS .  After settlement of the workers compensation claim, an SIBTF claim was filed by Silberman & Lam, LLP.  The applicant had pre-existing injuries including vericose veins, hypertension, GERD, rhinitis, bladder, heart palpitations, and vertigo.   After extensive discovery and litigation Silberman & Lam, LLP was able to secure an award of 100% disability against SIBTF  The applicant was entitled to back benefits of $109,265.27 and ongoing benefits of $890.30 per week  increasing each year with a COLA, with some offsets for industrial payments.  The estimated value of this award including the past due benefits and future benefits over his life expectancy is in excess of $700,000.