Injured Worker v. Sharp Healthcare, SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: September 20th, 2023
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated value in excess of $1,500,000)

The injured worker suffered a work-related injury to her jaw, head, neck, face and psych while working as a nurse for Sharp Healthcare, which resulted in a settlement by compromise and release for $250,000 on 9/25/2015. After settlement of the workers compensation claim in 2015, an SIBTF claim was filed by Silberman & Lam, LLP. The applicant had pre-existing injuries including lumbar spine, right shoulder, urinary incontinence, and allergic rhinitis. Silberman & Lam, LLP was able to secure an award of 100% disability against SIBTF. The applicant was entitled to back benefits of $183,171.48 and ongoing benefits of $1,233.48 per week increasing each year with a COLA.  Based on an average life expectancy, this award has an estimated value over 1.5 million dollars.