Injured Worker v. Theodore Robins Ford, SIBTF

Practice Area: SIBTFWorkers Compensation
Date: January 31st, 2024
Outcome: SIBTF award for 100% disability (Estimated value in excess of $700,000.00)

The injured worker suffered an industrial injury to his lumbar spine, resulting in neurogenic anal-rectal impairment, issues with his left shoulder, bilateral knee problems, gastropathy, constipation, and a sleep disorder on 07/11/2008. This was settled by compromise and release for an amount of $352,368.33. Following his workers’ compensation case, Silberman & Lam, LLP filed a SIBTF claim. The applicant had prior conditions such as hemorrhoids, a deviated septum, a shortened stance, and a left elbow injury. After years of hard work and attending court hearings, Silberman & Lam, LLP successfully obtained an award of 100% disability from SIBTF. The injured worker was entitled to back benefits of $104,947.40 and ongoing benefits of $602.32 per week, which increase annually with cost-of-living adjustments (COLA). Based on the average life expectancy, the estimated present value of this award is $700,000.