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August 2018 Warnken, LLC Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Case Conclusions

I know it sounds trite – but every single personal injury case is different.  No two injuries are exactly the same, no two bodies are exactly the same, and no two situations are the same.  The value of a personal injury case depends on numerous factors – the injury, the healing process, time missed from work, the level of permanency of the injury, and whether or not you will ever go back to the same job.  For example, a fractured vertebrae does not mean the same thing in all cases.  Sometimes it means complete paralysis and sometimes it’s a small compression fracture that heals on its own.  The former injury can mean millions, the latter, much less.  It’s important to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney who can walk you through all of the variables.

Below is a list of personal injury and workers’ compensation cases that Warnken, LLC concluded last month.  Not all of Warnken, LLC’s case are listed as some settlements are confidential.  The results below might be helpful in getting the most general ballpark on the value of your case.  Are results below, as they are every month, are actual cases.  That said, make sure you understand the first paragraph of this post – you cannot actually understand the value of your case until you go through the process.  We’d be happy to discuss the particulars of your situation in an initial consultation at no cost to you.

  • Injury: Dislocation and fracture of the left middle finger
  • Body Part: Hand
  • Amount: $6,250.00
  • Claimant was injured after a heavy object fell onto the wrist. Claimant had surgery to repair the damage and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Status post left forearm laceration with lacerations of the tendon and muscles
  • Body Part: Arm
  • Amount: $55,000.00
  • Claimant was injured after being cut with an object at work. Claimant underwent surgery to repair the lacerated muscles and tendons. Claimant returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Meniscal tear
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $10,000.00
  • Claimant was injured after slipping and falling. Claimant underwent surgery to repair the meniscus and was released to return to the same employment.

 

  • Injury: Suspected TFCC Tear
  • Body Part: Arm and wrist
  • Amount: $6,450.00
  • Claimant was injured after tripping and falling at work. Claimant was treated with therapy and medication and returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $3,750.00
  • Claimant was injured after lifting heavy objects at work. Claimant was treated with therapy and was able to continue employment.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $4,500.00
  • Claimant was injured after lifting heavy objects at work. Claimant was treated with therapy and was able to continue employment.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $12,285.00
  • Claimant was injured in a motor vehicle collision. Claimant received therapy and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Avulsion fracture of the palmar surface of the distal interphalangeal joint
  • Body Part: Left thumb
  • Amount: $5,725.50
  • Claimant was injured after using a machine at work that malfunctioned. Claimant was treated with casting and therapy and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Cervical and lumbar strain
  • Body Part: Neck and back
  • Amount: $5,000.00 ($9,607.43 total)
  • Claimant was injured after falling down the stairs at work. Claimant was treated with therapy and medication and returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Broken nose
  • Body Part: Nose
  • Amount: $6,600.00
  • Claimant was injured while running for work when something struck claimant in the face. Claimant was treated and able to continue employment.

 

  • Injury: Spondylosis with radiculopathy
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $5,757.00 plus MSA of $36,132.76 (total of claim including MSA – $53,069.76)
  • Claimant was injured after slipping and twisting while going up stairs at work. Claimant was treated with injections and therapy.

 

  • Injury: Metaphysical nondisplaced fracture of the distal phalanx of the thumb
  • Body Part: Left hand
  • Amount: $9,652.50
  • Claimant was injured while arresting a suspect. Claimant was treated with casting and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Injury: Superior glenoid labrum lesion
  • Amount: $30,870.00
  • Claimant felt a “pop” in shoulder while lifting luggage at work. Claimant initially underwent a course of physical therapy and a series of cortisone injections.  When conservative measures failed arthroscopic surgery was performed in the form of a distal clavicle excision, labral debridement, and open biceps tenodesis.  Postoperatively Claimant underwent another course of therapy before being released to work without restriction.

 

  • Body Part: Neck
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: $2,640.00
  • Claimant injured neck at work lifting heavy luggage. Claimant was evaluated at a medical center where an MRI did not reveal any acute trauma.  Claimant underwent a few sessions of physical therapy.

 

  • Body Part:            Leg
  • Injury: Fracture
  • Amount: $26,325.00
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work and sustained a leg injury. X-rays were taken at the emergency room which showed a patella fracture.  Surgery was performed in the form of an open reduction internal fixation of patellar fracture with cannulated screws and wiring. Claimant underwent a course of post-operative physical therapy and subsequently returned to work full duty.

 

  • Body Part: Elbow, Shoulder, Wrist
  • Injury: Fracture, Strain
  • Amount: $35,100.00
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work sustaining injury to the elbow, shoulder, and wrist. X-rays revealed a minimally displaced radial neck fracture at the elbow.  Conservative treatment was instituted in the form of immobilization and physical therapy. An Xray and MRI of the wrist was performed but was negative.

 

  • Body Part:            Foot
  • Injury: Plantar Fasciitis
  • Amount: $10,000.00
  • Claimant injured foot at work while pushing heavy equipment. An MRI of the foot was performed and showed thickening and edema about the central cord of the plantar fascia, as well as tendinosis of the Achilles tendon.  Claimant had two cortisone injections and physical therapy before returning to work full duty.

 

  • Body Part: Knee
  • Injury: PCL and meniscus tear
  • Amount: $33,165.00
  • Claimant slipped and feel on ice at work. An MRI was performed which revealed a partial thickness tear of the posterior cruciate ligament and a sprain of the semimembranosus muscle. Claimant underwent surgery in the form of a knee arthroscopy with extensive debridement.  A subsequent fall during post-op rehabilitation resulted in a complex tear of the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus. A second surgery was performed in the form of a partial lateral meniscectomy with extensive debridement.  Additional physical therapy was rendered following the second surgery.

 

  • Body Part: Hand, Forearm
  • Injury: Disfigurement
  • Amount: $3,420.00
  • Claimant burned hand and forearm when splattered with hot cooking oil. As a result the Claimant developed permanent scarring.

 

  • Body Part: Ankle, Knee
  • Injury: Fracture
  • Amount: $42,000.00
  • Claimant sustained ankle and knee injuries while moving 300lbs of meat on a handcart. An x-ray and MRI were performed which showed a fracture involving the proximal fibular epiphysis and metaphysis, MCL sprain with possible partial thickness tear. Claimant had a cortisone injection and physical therapy.  Surgery was performed in the form of an arthroscopic partial medial meniscectomy. Claimant underwent a course of post-operative physical therapy.

 

  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: $3,000.00
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle accident during the course of employment. Claimant was evaluated at an emergency room and later by an orthopedic surgeon.

 

  • Body Part: Neck, Back, Shoulders
  • Injury: Sprain
  • Amount: $12,000.00
  • Claimant injured neck, back and shoulders at work when involved in a motor vehicle accident. Claimant was evaluated by the emergency room and subsequently underwent a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Body Part: Leg
  • Injury: Quadriceps Tendon Rupture
  • Amount: $26,325.00
  • Claimant slipped and fell on ice at work resulting in a ruptured quad tendon. Claimant was evaluated at the emergency room and referred to an orthopedist. Surgical repair of the ruptured tendon was performed which was followed by a course of post-operative physical therapy.  The Claimant returned to work full duty.

 

  • Body Part: Back
  • Injury: Fractured Vertebrae
  • Amount: $26,325.00
  • Claimant sustained injury in a motor vehicle accident during the course of employment. Xrays performed at the emergency room revealed a fractured vertebrae in the thoracic spinse.  An MRI revealed a T12 compression fracture.  The Claimant treated conservatively with rest and physical therapy before returning to work without restriction.

 

  • Body Part: Knee
  • Injury: Torn ACL and meniscus
  • Amount: $26,754.00
  • Claimant was injured after slipping on wet stairs. Physical therapy was instituted. A subsequent MRI revealed a partially torn ACL and meniscus. Surgical repair was then performed in the form of ACL reconstruction with hamstring autograft and partial lateral meniscectomy.  Following post-op PT the Claimant returned to work full duty.

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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.