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Below are five of Warnken, LLC’s twelve personal injury and workers’ compensation settlements in the month of July. No two accident cases or workers’ compensation cases are ever the same, and results in one case do not mean your case will produce the same or similar results even with the same injury.
The value of an injury case – be it workers’ comp, car accident, or other – is determined by numerous factors. If it were easy, we wouldn’t need lawyers to handle it. Maybe someday we won’t. But for now, proceeding without an attorney in a workers’ comp case in Maryland is a mistake. The same with a car accident, even a minor one. The insurance companies simply know too many of the tricks. They live these systems day in and day out. Insurance companies see thousands of cases a month. You see one. Be careful.
A sampling of our personal injury and workers’ compensation settlements and decisions…
- Injury: Biceps tendon rupture
- Body Part: Left arm
- Amount: $1,242.00
- Claimant sustained an injury in an old workers’ compensation case for which PPD had already been awarded once. The injury was to the left elbow. Claimant was treated conservatively. The comp claim was reopened for additional treatment/acupuncture and compensation.
Sometimes we’re asked: Can I get acupuncture as a treatment for a workers’ comp injury? The answer is: sometimes. It’s dependent on the facts of your case.
- Injury: Knee sprains
- Body Part: Right knee and left knee
- Amount: $3,984.00
- Claimant tripped and fell, spraining both knees. Treatment included medication and multiple visits to doctors. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.
- Injury: Chronic Lumbar Sprain
- Body Part: Back
- Amount: $10,855.00
- Claimant was injured when he fell to the ground from a moderate height. He underwent steroid injections and an ablation. He returned to pre-injury employment.
- Injury: Hypertension and cardiac artery disease
- Body Part: Heart
- Amount: $24,750.00
- Claimant was a law enforcement officer who developed hypertension and heart disease as a result of his employment. Claimant had bypass surgery and is on medication to manage his condition.
- Injury: Significant personal injuries
- Body Part: Multiple personal injuries from car accident
- Amount: in excess of $100,000
- Injured was involved in motor vehicle accident.
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.