Warnken, LLC Attorneys at Law, Attorneys & Lawyers, Pikesville, MD

July 2017 Verdicts and Settlements

Below is a sampling of nearly 20 personal injury cases handled by Warnken, LLC.  Though this was not all of Warnken, LLC’s personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, it does make up the bulk of the case conclusions for July of 2017 at the Firm. All of these cases reached either a temporary conclusion or a permanent conclusion over the past 30 days or so.  What does temporary conclusion mean?  See this article on permanent partial disability for more information.

What do the amounts below represent?  Usually, they represent money to the injured party (not including subtractions for attorneys fees and case expenses).  Generally, the amounts do not include medical expenses, though there are exceptions to that.  Please remember, each case is different.  Just because Warnken, LLC was able to achieve a certain result in one case does not mean the amounts or results will be the same in your case.  Though it is cliche, every case is different.  Numerous variables go into determining the value of a personal injury case.

 

  • Injury: Right leg laceration
  • Body Part: Right Leg
  • Amount: $12,000.00
  • Client was injured after being struck by a fork lift driven by a co-worker. Claimant was treated with sutures and physical therapy. Claimant returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Annular tear L4-5, meniscal tear
  • Body Part: Back and Knee
  • Amount: $35,000.00
  • Claimant was injured after slipping and falling at work. Claimant had surgery to the knee and injections for the back injury.

 

  • Injury: Herniated disc
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $16,100.00 (total award of $54,740.00)
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle collision at work. Claimant underwent a minor surgical procedure and physical therapy. Claimant returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Ruptured Achilles tendon and back strain
  • Body Part: Left ankle and back
  • Amount: $30,000.00
  • Claimant was injured while playing football in a company sponsored event. Claimant had surgery to repair the Achilles tendon, and physical therapy and injections to the back. Claimant returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Concussion, shoulder strain, cervical strain
  • Body Part: Head, left shoulder, and neck
  • Amount: $75,375.00
  • Claimant was in a motor vehicle collision at work. Claimant underwent significant post-concussive treatment including vision therapy and other rehabilitation. Claimant also had physical therapy. Claimant was not able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Chest wall strain
  • Body Part: Chest
  • Amount: $14,000.00
  • Claimant was injured while using a snow blower at work. Claimant was treated by his primary care physician after cardiac issues were ruled out.

 

  • Injury: Bi-lateral rotator cuff tears and patellar tendon rupture
  • Body Part: Left shoulder, right shoulder, and left knee
  • Amount: $200,000.00
  • Claimant was injured at work after being struck by the bucket of a bucket truck, causing injury to the left knee and both shoulders.

 

  • Injury: AC Joint Separation
  • Body part:   Shoulder
  • Amount:   $22,125
  • Claimant was injured while performing stunts for an amusement park.  Diagnosis included an AC joint separation.  Treatment included medication and physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Severe scarring to chest and shoulder area
  • Body part:   Disfigurement
  • Amount:   $30,870
  • Claimant suffered burns after being sprayed with steaming hot water.  Treatment included wound care, yet resulted in a permanent, disclosed scar to the chest area.

 

  • Injury: Multiple fractures
  • Body part:   Foot
  • Amount:   Slightly in excess of $10,000
  • Claimant was injured after being run over by a fork lift.  Diagnosis included fractures; treatment included an immobilization boot, physical therapy, and work hardening.

 

  • Injury: Contusion
  • Body Part: Ribs
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Claimant was driving his forklift when he was struck in the chest by a couch. Xrays were negative for fracture.

 

  • Injury: Strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $5,160
  • Claimant injured her back while lifting heavy objects at work. Claimant missed about 2 months of work and had about 2 months of physical therapy.  Claimant returned to work full duty upon discharge.

 

  • Injury: Hernia
  • Body Part: Groin
  • Amount: $11,690
  • Claimant sustained a left inguinal hernia lifting heavy objects on the job. Claimant underwent a surgical repair with mesh.

 

  • Injury: Partial amputation
  • Body Part: Middle finger
  • Amount: $3,601.50
  • Claimant cut the top of his finger on a metal lift gate and underwent a partial amputation of the distal phalanx. He did not require any formal hand therapy. He missed approximately 5 weeks of work and then returned full duty.

 

  • Injury: Sprain/strain
  • Body Part: Neck & back
  • Amount: $5,040.00
  • Claimant was in an auto accident during employment as a truck driver. MRIs of neck and back were unremarkable.  Claimant underwent several months of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Acute tendinitis
  • Body Part: Wrist
  • Amount: $7,250.00
  • Claimant developed pain in wrist lifting heavy boxes for employer – a large big-box retailer. MRI revealed no abnormalities and an EMG was normal. Claimant missed two weeks of work.

 

  • Injury: Sprain/strain
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: Slightly under $40,000 (including MSA)
  • Claimant injured his knee when he slipped on the hood of a car that was hitched to the back of his tractor trailer. An MRI was negative for any tears.   Claimant underwent two cortisone injections.  His treating doctor then recommended an exploratory arthroscopy.  The settlement included a lump sum MSA in excess of $15,000.

 

  • Injury: Plantaris rupture w/ partial gastrocnemius tears
  • Body Part: Leg
  • Amount: $11,000.00
  • Claimant tripped and fell while pushing a handcart up a ramp. Claimant’s treatment included rest and 12 sessions of physical therapy.  Claimant missed 6 weeks of work before his eventual full duty discharge.