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

More than $880,000 Obtained for Injured Workers in November and December 2015

The list of cases below represents about half of the cases that Warnken, LLC either settled or won in November and December of 2015. In all, Warnken, LLC obtained more than $880,000 for injured workers just in November and December. We are seeking to have an even better 2016. We now have more than 250 clients we are currently taking care of. We consider it a privilege to be able to represent injured workers.

• Injury: Hypertension
• Body Part: Heart
• Amount: $13,200.00
• Claimant developed hypertension as a result of employment as a police officer. This claim was reopened for additional treatment and compensation after an increase in symptoms.

• Injury: Headaches, neck sprain, back sprain, left shoulder sprain
• Body Part: Head, neck, back, left shoulder
• Amount: $19,980.00
• Claimant was injured in a motor vehicle accident while at work. He was treated conservatively and able to return to pre-injury employment.

• Injury: Lumbar strain
• Body Part: Back
• Amount: $2,100.00
• Claimant strained his back at work when restraining an inmate.

• Injury: post-traumatic tendonitis with surgery for radial tunnel release and debridement and bulging disks in lumbar spine
• Body Part: Back and right arm
• Amount: In excess of $35,000
• Claimant was injured when a filing cabinet fell backwards on her. She underwent injections and an ablation for her back, and she underwent surgery for the elbow.

• Injury: Lumbar strain
• Body Part: Back
• Amount: $1,670.00
• Claimant was injured when he was involved in motor vehicle accident while at work. He sustained an injury to the back and he was treated conservatively.

• Injury: Acute displaced fracture of left mid clavicle
• Body Part: Left shoulder
• Amount: Slightly less than $42,000
• Claimant slipped and fell on ice while at work injuring his shoulder. He underwent surgical repair for his injuries.

• Injury: Anxiety
• Body Part: Psychological
• Amount: $23,500.00
• Claimant was assaulted while at work, developed anxiety related to this incident, requiring therapy and medication.

• Injury: Disk herniation at C5-6 and C6-7.
• Body Part: Neck
• Amount: $37,950.00
• Claimant was injured when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident while at work. He sustained injury to his neck, which required a two level fusion surgery. He was able to return to pre-injury employment.

• Injury: Lumbar strain
• Body Part: Back
• Amount: $1,500.00
• Claimant injured back in a motor vehicle accident while at work.

• Injury: Right shoulder strain, right elbow strain, right knee strain
• Body Part: Shoulder, elbow, knee
• Amount: In excess of $2,500
• Claimant reinjured himself when he slipped and fell while at work. He received conservative treatment for his injuries.

• Injury: Distal biceps tear
• Body Part: Left shoulder and arm
• Amount: $29,700.00
• Claimant was injured after falling at work, requiring surgery. The injury resulted in permanent work restrictions.

• Injury: Right shoulder fracture and full-thickness rotator cuff tear
• Body Part: Right shoulder
• Amount: Slightly less than $20,000
• Claimant was injured when struck by the tractor trailer door. Surgery was required, but the injured worker was able to return to pre-injury employment.

• Injury: Occipital neuralgia & post-traumatic cervico-thoracic myofascial pain
• Body Part: Back, neck, head
• Amount: $90,000
• Claimant was injured while trying to subdue a suspect who was resisting arrest. Claimant underwent surgery for his neck, and conservative treatment for multiple years because of the on-the-job injuries.

• Injury: Strains and contusions to cervical spine, lumbar spine, left leg
• Body Part: Back, neck, left leg
• Amount: $15,000
• Claimant was injured after slipping and falling at work. Surgery was not required.

• Injury: Lumbar strain
• Body Part: Back
• Amount: In excess of $5,000
• Claimant was injured while lifting heavy objects at work. He was treated conservatively with physical therapy and returned to new employment following his injury.

• Injury: Stroke
• Body Part: Head
• Amount: More than $40,000
• As a result of being forced to work for more than 24 hours straight without sleep, Claimant had a stroke. He was hospitalized for a number of days and was treated with medication. He was able to return to work with restrictions that prevent him from working a normal schedule.

• Injury: Lumbar strain
• Body Part: Back
• Amount: $6,640.00
• Claimant was injured when lifting a heavy object while at work. Injured worker treated conservatively with medication and physical therapy and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

• Injury: Lumbar strain
• Body Part: Back
• Amount: $30,000.00
• Claimant was injured after falling in the hallway at work. The claimant was treated conservatively with medication and physical therapy.

• Injury: Carpal tunnel syndrome and deQuervain’s
• Body Part: Left wrist and arm
• Amount: $58,000.00
• Claimant sustained an occupational disease due to overuse on a factory assembly line. Two surgeries were required.

• Injury: Lumbar strain
• Body Part: Back
• Amount: Approximately $4,000
• Claimant was injured while lifting at work. He was treated conservatively with medication and therapy. He was able to return to his pre-injury employment.

• Injury: Lumbar disc protrusion
• Body Part: Back
• Amount: $24,975
• Claimant was injured when lifting heavy objects at work. He underwent surgery to his low back in the form of a foraminotomy and was able to return to his pre-injury employment.

• Injury: Bilateral knee strains resulting in replacement surgery, broken wrist, right foot contusion
• Body Part: right knee, left knee, left wrist, right foot
• Amount: $46,203.50
• Claimant was injured after falling on an uneven sidewalk while working, requiring bilateral knee replacements for the injuries.

• Injury: Cervical strain and lumbar strain with disc bulging
• Body Part: Back and neck
• Amount: $70,000
• Claimant was injured while lifting a heavy object over his head.

• Injury: Posterior labral tear
• Body Part: Right shoulder
• Amount: Slightly less than $25,000
• Claimant was injured when he was assisting to move a patient and felt a sharp pain in his shoulder. He underwent surgical repair of the labrum. He was able to return to pre-injury employment.

• Injury: Back strain and wrist strain
• Body Part: Back and right wrist
• Amount: $840.00
• Claimant was injured when he slipped and fell at work. His treatment consisted of two visits with the doctor. No other therapy or treatment was performed.

• Injury: Torn rotator cuff
• Body Part: Right shoulder
• Amount: $4,000
• Claimant was injured when he slipped and fell on ice at work. The Commission disallowed the claim for compensation, and the case was settled on appeal.

No two workers’ compensation cases are the same.  Just because you have the same injury as someone listed above, does not mean you will get the same recovery.  The best thing to do is contact a workers’ compensation lawyer who can help you figure out the best course of action for you.