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Below is a sampling of our March workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. To learn more about our workers’ compensation practice, click here. To learn more about our personal injury practice, click here.
- Injury: Right foot and ankle pain with peroneal tendinitis and right posterior hip pain in the SI region
- Body Part: Right foot, right ankle, right hip
- Amount: $23,925.00
- Claimant was injured after slipping on a wet surface while ascending stairs. Claimant received injections for injuries and was able to return to work though surgery remains a possibility in the future.
- Injury: Knee strain
- Body Part: Right knee
- Amount: $2,250.00
- Claimant was injured after tripping while ascending a flight of stairs. Claimant was treated conservatively with physical therapy and was released to return to work without restrictions.
- Injury: Post-traumatic tendinitis
- Body Part: Left shoulder
- Amount: $12,000.00
- Claimant was injured when lifting a heavy box and strained her shoulder. Claimant was treated conservatively with physical therapy and injections, and was released to return to work without restriction.
- Injury: Hypertension and medication side effects
- Body Part: Heart & body
- Amount: undisclosed
- Due to employment as a law enforcement officer, claimant developed hypertension. As a result of the medications, he also experienced impairment due to the side effects of the medication.
- Injury: Complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament with associated compaction fracture of the lateral femoral condyle and contusions of the tibial plateau; complex vertical tear of the medial meniscus; tear of the joint capsule; tear of the meniscopopliteal fascicles
- Body Part: Left Knee
- Amount: undisclosed
- Slip and fall on wet steps. Injured party underwent surgical repair of the injuries sustained to the left knee.
- Injury: Complete tear of anterior talofibular ligament
- Body Part: Left foot, left ankle
- Amount: $27,500.00
- Claimant was working when he fell and rolled his ankle, necessitating surgery to the ankle.
- Injury: Back strain and right knee sprain
- Body Part: Right knee, back
- Amount: $20,000.00
- Claimant was injured during slip and fall while working. Claimant was treated conservatively with physical therapy for the back and knee.
- Injury: Possible labral tear status post injury
- Body Part: Right shoulder
- Amount: undisclosed amount
- Claimant was injured when he twisted his shoulder while using an industrial floor cleaning machine. He was treated conservatively with physical therapy.
- Injury: Hallux rigidus
- Body Part: Right foot
- Amount: undisclosed final workers’ compensation settlement
- Claimant was injured when a chair rolled over foot at work. Claimant was treated conservatively with physical therapy and custom orthotics.
Warnken, LLC Attorneys At Law
Warnken, LLC started more than 20 years ago. The senior member of the firm, Byron L. Warnken, Esq., has been an attorney for more than 35 years. He is also a full-time law professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Warnken teaches various criminal law related classes. In the past, he taught issues in law enforcement. From his classes, came his practice. In the beginning, being a scholar meant interesting specialty litigation at the appellate level. Things grew from there.
Warnken, LLC has handled more than 1300 criminal cases in more than 20 years of practice. This includes all phases of criminal litigation, including trial work and post-verdict work. Post-verdict means criminal appeals, post conviction, sentencing and other collateral review. Professor Byron L. Warnken teaches criminal law and constitutional criminal procedure. He is also the author of Maryland Criminal Procedure, a 1940-page three-volume treatise on the subject.
Warnken, LLC’s civil litigation practice handles personal injury cases and workers’ compensation appeals. However, through of-counsel relationships, we also handle truck accidents, negligence, wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, and other injuries or disputes.
Workers’ compensation is by far the fastest growing practice area at Warnken, LLC. Our comp practice is likely the fastest growing in the state. Warnken, LLC had less than 20 comp files at any given time a few years ago. Today there are more than 250.
Our comp practice grew from serving law enforcement. Being one of the most dangerous jobs, police officers and other public safety employees often need counsel for workplace injuries. In order to serve our existing clients, we gained the expertise.
For more than 15 years, Warnken, LLC has been general counsel to the Maryland Troopers Association. We handle administrative discipline, trial boards, disability retirement, grievances, and generally anything else active or retired law enforcement personnel face. We take great pride in the work.