Injured Worker v. The Boeing Company, SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: October 11th, 2023
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated present value in excess of $2,000,000)

The injured worker suffered a work-related injury while working as a structural mechanic from 3/1/2013 to 3/1/2014 affecting his upper and lower extremities, hearing loss, and throat cancer which resulted to settlement by stipulations to 64% permanent disability. After the workers compensation claim settlement, an SIBTF claim was filed by Silberman & Lam, LLP. The applicant had preexisting injuries including his left foot, right and left carpal tunnel syndrome, obstructive sleep apenea, obesity and allergic rhinitis. After litigation, Silberman & Lam was able to obtain an award of 100% disability. The applicant was entitled to back benefits of $342,457.29 and an ongoing benefit per week amounting to $1355.44 increasing each year with COLA. Based on an average life expectancy, the award has an estimated present value over $ 2,200,000