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Monthly Comp Report: Warnken, LLC Recovers More than $387,000 for Injured Workers

Warnken, LLC is proud to have recovered more than $387,000 for injured workers in April of 2016.  Shoulder injuries were our most common kind of cases in April, followed by back and spine injuries.  We typically have significant back and spine injuries in our monthly workers’ compensation report.  This usually includes disc herniations, disc prolapse, or broken vertebrae.

Few people realize how shoulder injuries are often even more significant than back/spine injuries, even fractures or vertebrae issues.

  • Injury: Shoulder strain
  • Body Part: Left shoulder
  • Amount: $26,xxx.xx
  • Claimant was injured after using a heavy tool for many hours and developed pain in the shoulder. He was treated conservatively with medication and therapy.

 

  • Injury: Right labral tear, partial rotator cuff tear, and cervical strain.
  • Body Part: Neck, right shoulder, right elbow
  • Amount: Between $52,000 and $53,000
  • Claimant was injured while using a heavy drill that malfunctioned. He underwent surgical repair to the shoulder, followed by therapy and conservative treatment.

 

  • Injury: Shoulder strain
  • Body Part: Left shoulder
  • Amount: $2,310.00
  • Claimant injured shoulder while lifting a patient at work. Claimant was treated with a small handful of physical therapy visits.

 

  • Injury: Lateral epicondylitis
  • Body Part: Left elbow and arm
  • Amount: $31,878.00
  • Claimant was injured while breaking up a fight between inmates. He had surgery that included extensive debridement and excision of the extensor radialis brevis.

 

  • Injury: Partial thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon, bursitis and tendinitis
  • Body Part: Right shoulder
  • Amount: $8,400.00
  • Claimant was injured while lifting a patient at work. Claimant was treated conservatively with therapy and an injection to the shoulder.

 

  • Injury: Cervical strain
  • Body Part: Neck
  • Amount: $8,000.00
  • Claimant was injured when he was operating a fork lift that struck a pole causing his neck to jolt. He was treated conservatively with therapy and medication.

 

  • Injury: PTSD
  • Body Part: Psych
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Claimant was involved in a traumatic incident at work as a law enforcement officer.

 

  • Injury: Cervical strain, lumbar strain, shoulder strain
  • Body Part: Neck, back, left shoulder
  • Amount: not quite $7,500.00
  • Claimant was injured in a motor vehicle collision while at work. She was treated conservatively with therapy and medication.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $20,000.00
  • Claimant was injured when he strained his back at work. He was treated conservatively with therapy and medication.

 

  • Injury: Fracture of the distal phalanx of the left great toe
  • Body Part: Big toe
  • Amount: $2,010.00
  • Claimant was injured when a heavy object fell onto this big toe, causing a fracture. He was placed in a splint and remained out of work for one week.

 

  • Injury: Tear of the anterior cruciate ligament
  • Body Part: Right knee
  • Amount: $29,970.00

 

  • Injury: Concussion
  • Body Part: Head
  • Amount: $3,000.00
  • Claimant was injured when a heavy object fell onto head at work. Claimant had treatment with a doctor and was treated with medication.  (Concussions and various head injuries are often difficult to treat and even diagnose.  The levels of compensation for head injuries in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases varies widely.)

 

  • Injury: Right rotator cuff tear – failed surgical treatment led to reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Body Part: Right shoulder
  • Amount: Slightly less than $150,000.00
  • Claimant injured shoulder while working. Claimant underwent a total of 4 surgeries to the right shoulder, the last being a reverse shoulder replacement.

 

  • Injury: Strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $5,800
  • Claimant was transferring a patient onto a wheelchair. Treated with a course of PT.  Claimant worked approximately three months of light duty before returning to full duty.

 

  • Body Part: Hand Injuries
  • Amount: $13,000
  • Claimant banged his hand on his work truck. X-Rays and MRI negative.  Underwent a course of PT before returning full duty
  • Injury: Disc protrusion in lumbar spine
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Claimant was injured breaking up a fight between two children and was treated with a course of PT.

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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.