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In addition two our separate Baltimore County jury wins we wrote about here and here, Warnken, LLC brought a number of cases to either final conclusion or, in the case or workers’ compensation PPD awards, conclusion at least for now. The partial list of February cases is below…
- Injury: Chondral defect and lateral meniscus tear
- Body Part: Knee
- Amount: Just under $20,000
- Claimant was injured after tripping and falling at work. Claimant underwent surgery and filed a request for worsening of condition. As a result of the injury to the right knee, Claimant began having issues with the left knee. The Commission determined that the left knee was part of the claim.
- Injury: Herniated disk at L5-S1
- Body Part: Back, neck, psychiatric
- Amount: Between $30,000 and $35,000
- Claimant was injured after lifting heavy boxes at work. Claimant was treated conservatively with injections and therapy. Claimant also developed depression as a result of this injury, which was treated with therapy.
- Injury: Lumbar Strain
- Body Part: Back
- Amount: $3,000.00
- Claimant was injured when lifting heavy boxes at work. Claimant had one visit with the doctor before being released from care.
- Injury: Torn ACL
- Body Part: Knee
- Amount: $47,500.00
- Claimant was injured after feeling a pop in the knee while walking on a construction site. Claimant underwent reconstructive surgery to repair the damage. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment. (Values of torn ACL injuries in personal injury cases vary widely.)
- Injury: Shoulder strain with post-traumatic adhesive capsulitis
- Body Part: Left shoulder
- Amount: $25,125.00
- Claimant was injured after lifting heavy luggage into a vehicle while at work. Claimant was treated conservatively with therapy and was able to return to pre-injury employment.
- Injury: Lumbar strain and cervical strain
- Body Part: Back and neck
- Amount: $3,000
- Claimant was injured at work after the forklift Claimant was driving was struck by another forklift. Claimant received conservative treatment for his injuries.
- Injury: Non-displaced fracture of the humeral head and rotator cuff tear
- Body Part: Shoulder
- Amount: $11,760.00
- Claimant was injured after slipping and falling on ice. Claimant was treated conservatively with injections and therapy after the fracture was healed. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.
- Injury: Wrist strain and contusion
- Body Part: Left wrist
- Amount: $4,945.00
- Claimant was injured after falling at work. Claimant received physical therapy for the injury and was released without restrictions to return to work.
- Injury: Cervical strain
- Body Part: Neck
- Amount: Under $1500
- Claimant was injured in a minor automobile crash. Claimant was seen by the doctor on two occasions.
- Body part: Knee
- Amount: $11,592
- Claimant was injured while moving a large object. An MRI showed a tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn. Treatment included an injection and surgical repair.
- Body part: Great toe
- Amount: $6,880
- Worker was injured when his foot got trapped under a concrete wall. Xrays revealed fractures of the toe, which was repaired surgically.
- Body parts: neck, back, and shoulder
- Amount: $24,010
- Public safety worker was injured in a motor vehicle collision. Treatment included several months of physical therapy.
- Body part: Shoulder
- Amount: $60,000
- Claimant was injured while using tools. After an MRI, the worker’s diagnosis included a left shoulder bicipital and labral tear. Treatment consisted of an injection, arthroscopic surgery, and several months of physical therapy.
- Body part: Hip
- Amount: $8,600
- Worker was injured while assisting a patient who fell on her. Treatment included physical therapy. The case remains open for future medical treatment.
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. In the early 1990’s, Warnken, LLC consisted of Byron L. Warnken and his wife Bonnie L. Warnken, who handled mostly medical malpractice and personal injury cases. In 1997, the firm began to expand, with more lawyers being hired to handle the work associated with representing the Maryland Troopers Association. Since then, the MTA has been Warnken, LLC’s focus. The past decade has seen the firm gain great expertise in personal injury matters and workers’ compensation cases.
Warnken, LLC has handled more than 2000 litigation matters in more than 20 years of practice. This includes numerous kinds of litigation and includes trial work, post-verdict work, and appeals.
Warnken, LLC’s civil litigation practice handles personal injury cases and workers’ compensation cases. 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. A decade ago, Warnken, LLC had less than 20 comp files at any given time a few years ago. Today there are more than 300.
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.
Since 1997, 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.