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

March 2017 Case Conclusions

Below is a sampling of the at least 15 cases Warnken, LLC concluded (either fully and finally or, in the case of some workers’ compensation cases, for now).  Please bear in mind that it’s always helpful to study a large sampling of the value of previous personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, no two cases are alike.  Just because you have the same injury or the same job, or even the same injury in the same job, doesn’t mean your case will have the same value as another case.  Speak to a good personal injury lawyer!

  • Injury: labral tear, partial rotator tear, distal biceps rupture w/ retraction
  • Body Part: Left shoulder and left arm
  • Amount: $70,000.00
  • Claimant was injured at work. Claimant had surgery to repair both the rotator cuff and biceps tear. Claimant went through voc rehab and was unable to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Right knee strain
  • Body Part: Right Knee
  • Amount: $5,145.00
  • Claimant was injured during training exercises. Claimant underwent physical therapy and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Right knee strain
  • Body Part: Right Knee
  • Amount: $8,959.69
  • Claimant was injured after slipping and twisting the knee. Claimant was treated with physical therapy and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Torn Rotator Cuff
  • Body part:   Shoulder
  • Amount:   $9,520
  • Claimant was a part-time employee who was injured while instructing co-workers on defensive techniques.  An MRI showed a rotator cuff tear which was repaired arthroscopically and subsequently treated with physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Fractured Hand
  • Body part:   Hand
  • Amount:   $7,440
  • Injured worker fell, fracturing a bone in her hand. Treatment included medication and physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Arm Burn
  • Body part: Arm
  • Amount:   $5,160
  • Claimant was burned on the arm by hot fluid.  The wound was debrided and left a visible scar.

 

  • Body part:   Back
  • Amount:   $33,500
  • Claimant suffered a degenerative lumbar disc after years of heavy duty labor for the City of Baltimore.  Treatment consisted of a fusion surgery with instrumentation, and extensive physical therapy. The case was lost at the Commission, then appealed to the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.  We wrote previously about this case here.

 

  • Injury: Sprain/Strain
  • Body Part: Ankle
  • Amount: $1,670
  • Claimant sprained his ankle while changing a tire on the side of the road. He worked a brief period of light duty and attended PT before returning to work full duty.

 

  • Injury: Strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Plaintiff was a passenger on an MTA bus when she sustained injury to her back. The bus clipped another vehicle while traveling in Baltimore County, causing the Plaintiff to be thrown from her seat and into the aisle.  Her treatment required a course of physical therapy.  (Not workers’ comp – a personal injury case.)

 

  • Injury: Psychiatric
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Plaintiff was the victim of a non-physical assault that was perpetrated by a deliveryman. The incident resulted in her having to see a psychiatrist.

 

  • Injury: Fracture of fifth metacarpal
  • Body Part: Hand
  • Amount: $4,687.50
  • Claimant was working at BWI Airport when her hand was slammed in a door. Claimant was splinted, did therapy, and missed 3 months of work before returning full duty.

 

  • Injury: Subtle disc protrusion without compression
  • Body Part: Neck
  • Amount: $4,840
  • Claimant was working at a big box retail store and sustained injury when attempting to catch a falling piece of merchandise. Treatment included a course of physical therapy.  Epidural injections were also considered.

 

  • Injury: Bilateral carpal tunnel
  • Body Part: Both wrists
  • Amount: $6,000.00
  • Due to repetitive motions used to drive a fork lift, claimant developed bilateral carpal tunnel. The claim was denied by the Commission and settled on appeal.

 

  • Injury: Lateral ligament tear
  • Body Part: Left foot/ankle
  • Amount: $10,500.00
  • Claimant was injured after tripping at work. Claimant underwent conservative treatment and declined surgery at this time.