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January 2017 Case Results – Verdicts and Settlements

Below is a list of the cases the law firm of Warnken, LLC concluded in the month of January 2017.  No two cases are ever the same.  Just because a case produced a given result does not mean yours will, even if the injuries are the same.  Workers’ compensation and personal injury cases have numerous variables.  Please contact us to learn more about the specifics of your case.

  • Injury:              Thoracic outlet syndrome, depression, lumbar strain, torn rotator cuff
  • Body Part:       Shoulder, back, bilateral shoulders, psychiatric
  • Amount:          $108,775.82 in new money (prior award was $26,130)
  • Claimant was injured when slipping and falling while carrying steel rods. Claimant underwent four surgeries to the right shoulder and received multiple injections. Claimant was unable to return to pre-injury employment. Claimant was also diagnosed with depression related to the claim and inability to work.

 

  • Injury:              Ulnar deviation of three fingers and ulnar neuropathy
  • Body Part:       Right Hand
  • Amount:          $4,020 in new money (prior award was $15,075)
  • Claimant was injured after sustaining a crush injury to the hand that required surgical repair. Claimant underwent conservative treatment following surgery.

 

  • Injury:              Bilateral shoulder strain
  • Body Part:       Both shoulders
  • Amount:          $7,560.00
  • Claimant was injured after slipping and falling on ice. Claimant received one injection to the right shoulder.

 

  • Injury:              Lumbar strain
  • Body Part:       Back
  • Amount:          $6,300.00
  • Claimant sustained injury to back after prolonged standing at work. Claimant received conservative treatment that included physical therapy and returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury:              Right knee strain; left knee strain and contusion; pre-existing arthritis
  • Body Part:       Both Knees
  • Amount:          $6,972.00
  • Claimant injured the left knee after striking it against a metal table. Claimant was treated conservatively with therapy. As a result of the injury to the left knee, Claimant began having pain with his right knee due to overcompensation. The right knee was also treated conservatively with therapy.

 

  • Injury:              High-grade partial thickness tear of supraspinatus tendon; ankle sprain
  • Body Part:       Left shoulder and left ankle
  • Amount:          $34,132.50
  • Claimant was injured after falling at work injuring the shoulder and ankle. Claimant underwent two surgeries to the shoulder. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury:              Herniated discs at L4-5 and L5-S1
  • Body Part:       Back
  • Amount:          $62,437.50
  • Claimant was injured while picking up heavy objects at work. Claimant underwent a two-level fusion in the lumbar spine. Claimant was unable to return to pre-injury employment, but was able to return to work with restrictions.

 

  • Injury:              Herniated discs from L3 to S1
  • Body Part:       Back
  • Amount:          $132,000
  • Claimant was injured after slipping and falling at work. Claimant underwent a four-level fusion to the spine. Claimant was unable to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury:              Left knee strain
  • Body Part:       Left knee
  • Amount:          $10,000.00
  • Claimant was injured after slipping and falling at work. Claimant was treated with physical therapy and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury:              Lumbar strain
  • Body Part:       Back
  • Amount:          $11,180.00
  • Claimant was injured after lifting heavy objects at work. Claimant had injections to the low back and physical therapy. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Hernia
  • Body Part: Groin
  • Amount: $8,400
  • Claimant developed an inguinal hernia requiring surgery after pushing motorcycles out to be displayed from a garage.  Following surgery, injured worker underwent a course of physical therapy before being discharged to return to work without restriction.

 

  • Injury: Contusion & Sprain/strain
  • Body Part: Arm, Ankle, Back
  • Amount: $16,000
  • Claimant was assaulted by coworkers during the course of his employment.  He underwent a course of physical therapy and wore an ankle brace during his recovery. He missed approximately 2 months of work before being cleared to return.

 

  • Injury: sprain/strain
  • Body Part: back
  • Amount: $7,757.50
  • Claimant injured his back lifting barrels of clothing during the course of his employment.  His treatment included a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: L5-S1 disc herniation
  • Body Part: back
  • Amount: $36,850
  • Claimant injured his back carrying large amounts of food during the course of his employment.

 

  • Injury: Contusion
  • Body Part: Arm
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Claimant’s contusion did not require any treatment, but was on light duty for two weeks.

 

  • Injury:  Lesion of the ulnar nerve
  • Body Part: Elbow
  • Amount: $ 26,381.25
  • Claimant sustained injury to elbow during the course of employment as a nurse.  Injured workers underwent surgery; specifically, anterior subcutaneous ulnar nerve transposition.  Claimant worked an extensive period of light duty before being released without restriction approximately one year after her date of injury.

 

  • Injury:  Acromioclavicular joint dysfunction & rotator cuff impingement
  • Body Part: shoulder
  • Amount: $ 25,000
  • Claimant injured the right shoulder while hanging wet clothes on a rack to dry.

 

  • Injury:  Sprain
  • Body Part: back & neck
  • Amount: $45,000
  • Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle crash. Vehicle was struck by another vehicle who failed to yield the right of way. Treatment included physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, and trigger point steroid injections.

 

  • Body part:  Forearm
  • Amount:  $2,016
  • Worker was burned on the forearm by hot grease.  Treatment consisted of topical cream and pain medication.

 

  • Body part:  Knee
  • Amount:  $10,080
  • Claimant was injured when he fell while climbing out of a truck.  An MRI showed a medial meniscus tear which was operated on arthroscopically and then treated with physical therapy.

 

  • Body part:  Knee
  • Amount:  $15,435
  • Police officer was injured while making an arrest.  An MRI showed a medial meniscus tear which was surgically repaired and treated further with physical therapy and pain medication.

 

  • Body parts:  Neck and Back
  • Amount:  $21,775
  • Public safety worked slipped and fell on ice, landing on his neck and back. Disc bulges were found.  Treatment consisted of chiropractic care.

 

  • Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • Amount $5,500
  • Claimant’s job was unable to accommodate light duty restrictions.  Rather than enter into vocational rehabilitation, the injured worker accepted a settlement in lieu of those services.

 

  • Body part:  Arm
  • Amount:  $14,500
  • Injured worker slipped and fell in a parking lot.  X-rays revealed non-displaced fractures in the arm which were treated with a cast, splint, and home exercises.

 

  • Body part:  Back
  • Amount:  $10,020
  • Worker was injured while lifting and stocking heavy boxes.  Treatment consisted of physical therapy, epidural injections, and pain medication.

 

  • Body Parts:  Face, Hands, Leg
  • Amount:  $64,312.50
  • Worker was burned on the face and hands by molten plastic.  A skin graft and several moths of physical therapy were required.

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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.

Litigation

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

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.

Law Enforcement

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.