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Results for Clients in April 2018 – Values of Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Cases

The listings below represent Warnken, LLC cases brought to temporary or final conclusion last month.  Please understand, not all cases are the same, even if the injuries are the same.  Past results never guarantee successes in the future.

  • Injury: Disc injury requiring lumbar fusion from L3-S1 with fusion of SI joint
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $135,000.00
  • Claimant was injured after falling from a work truck. He underwent two surgical procedures, which involved fusion surgery from L3 to S1 with fusion of the SI joint. Claimant was able to return to gainful employment.

 

  • Injury: Fracture of the distal tibia with offset and displacement
  • Body Part: Right Ankle
  • Amount: $8,600.00
  • Claimant was injured after tripping. Claimant underwent surgery due to the fracture in the ankle. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: L5-S1 disc extrusion; L4-5 disc bulge
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $25,725.00
  • Claimant was injured after lifting a heavy object at work. Claimant received therapy and injections and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Ankle sprain
  • Body Part: Ankle
  • Amount: $2,500.00
  • Claimant twist ankle while at work. Claimant had two visits to urgent care following injury.

 

  • Injury: Disfigurement
  • Body Part: Hand
  • Amount: $600.00
  • Claimant sustained disfigurement due to cuts that were sustained at work. There was no permanent benefits and the scars were minimal.

 

  • Injury: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Body Part: Whole body
  • Amount: $4,000.00
  • Claimant was injured during part time employment after being exposed to carbon monoxide. Claimant had treatment at the hospital and primary care physician before returning to employment.

 

  • Injury: Pulmonary irritation and asthma from chemical exposure
  • Body Part: Lungs
  • Amount: $6,480.00
  • Claimant was exposed to toxic chemical at work. Claimant was able to return to employment, but cannot be around this specific chemical in the future.

 

  • Injury: SLAP tear to shoulder and cervical strain with degenerative disc disease
  • Body Part: Left shoulder and neck
  • Amount: $34,300.00
  • Claimant was injured after lifting a heavy patient at work. Claimant underwent surgery to the shoulder and conservative treatment to the neck.

 

  • Injury: Compression fracture at L1
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $43,875.00
  • Claimant was injured after falling 13 feet. Claimant underwent emergency surgery to the back at the T12-L2 level due to fractures. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment following this injury.

 

  • Injury: TFCC Tear and disc bulge at L5-S1
  • Body Part: Right wrist and back
  • Amount: $30,150.00
  • Claimant was injured after lifting heavy objects at work. Claimant underwent surgery to the wrist and had injections in the back. Claimant did not return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Rotator cuff tear, full thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon with tendons retracted to the level of the glenohumeral joint
  • Body Part: Right shoulder and right arm
  • Amount: $61,975.00
  • Claimant was injured after attempting to stop a patient from falling at work. Claimant underwent surgery to the shoulder and a second surgery to the bicep. Claimant went through the voc rehab process and successfully found new employment within the work restrictions.

 

  • Injury: Tear of the supraspinatus tendon
  • Body Part: Right shoulder
  • Amount: $24,975.00
  • Claimant was injured while doing training exercises. Claimant underwent conservative treatment and injections and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Crush injury to the arm and hand
  • Body Part: Right arm and hand
  • Amount: $7,500.00
  • Claimant was injured after a pallet fell onto the arm and hand pinning it under the pallet. Claimant was treated conservatively with therapy.

 

  • Injury:                   Fractures to the feet and ankles
  • Body Part: Right foot/ankle, left foot/ankle
  • Amount: $41,625.00
  • Claimant was injured after falling from scaffolding. Claimant underwent one surgery to the right ankle and two surgeries to the left ankle to repair the fractures and associated damage. Claimant was released to work without restrictions.

 

  • Injury:                   Meniscal tear
  • Body Part: Left knee
  • Amount: $26,325.00
  • Claimant was injured after twisting the knee at work. Claimant underwent surgery to repair the meniscal tear. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Rotator cuff tear
  • Body Part: Right shoulder
  • Amount: $14,200.00
  • Claimant was injured after slipping at work. Claimant underwent surgical repair of the tear. Claimant underwent post-operative therapy.

 

  • Injury: Crush injury with contusion
  • Body Part: Left leg/hip and groin
  • Amount: $4,400.00
  • Claimant was injured after a heavy airplane hangar door closed onto the claimant’s person. Claimant underwent observation for the injuries and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Body Part: Lumbar Spine
  • Injury: Sprain/strain
  • Amount: $4,300.00
  • Claimant was injured at work when he was pushing a metal tank which became stuck in a crack causing him to twist his low back and fall. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance where a CT scan showed early degenerative disc disease and mild stenosis at L4-5 and L5-S1.  He had 4 sessions of physical therapy and resumed working.

 

  • Body Part: Lumbar Spine
  • Injury: L5-S1 disk protrusion
  • Amount: $12,320.00
  • Claimant was injured at work when he was moving a heavy tank and reinjured his lower back. An MRI revealed a left L5-S1 disk protrusion.  After an injection was unsuccessful he underwent a surgical laminectomy.  There no was no post-operative PT and the Claimant was released to work without restriction 6 weeks after surgery.

 

  • Body Part: Neck and Back
  • Injury: Sprain/strain
  • Amount: $4,400.00
  • Claimant was injured at work when she went to sit on a chair and it rolled backwards, causing her to fall to the ground. She completed 15 sessions of physical therapy and returned to work.

 

  • Body Part: Back
  • Injury: Sprain/strain
  • Amount:               $6,020.00
  • Claimant was injured pushing an electric wheelchair with a dead battery up a ramp. He was referred for an MRI, had physical therapy and epidural steroid injections. Claimant did not miss any time from work.

 

  • Body Part: Right Shoulder
  • Injury: SLAP lesion
  • Amount: $49,500.00
  • Claimant injured his right shoulder moving a large oil filter. An MRI revealed bursitis and a SLAP lesion.  The Claimant under went a surgical arthroscopy with subacromial decompression.  This was followed by a course of post-operative physical therapy.

 

  • Body Part: Knee, Neck, Wrist
  • Injury: Disk protrusion; contusions
  • Amount: $9,768.00
  • Claimant was injured involved in a motor vehicle accident during the course of employment. An MRI of the cervical spine showed a small posterior disc protrusion at the C3-C4 level and a right paracentral disc protrusion at the C6-C7 level. Aqua therapy was done as well as some acupuncture.

 

  • Body Part: Lumbar Spine
  • Injury: L4-L5 disk herniation
  • Amount: $9,960.00
  • Claimant was injured at work when he had to move a 40 pound case of books from a shelving unit. A low back MRI revealed a disk herniation at L5-S1.  The Claimant underwent several sets of injections including epidural steroid injections and radiofrequency ablations.

 

  • Body Part: Index Finger
  • Injury: Avulsion fracture at the PIP joint
  • Amount: $3,159.00
  • Claimant was injured playing basketball with residents at work. He was placed in a splint and had a course of occupational therapy.

 

  • Body Part: Arm, Wrist
  • Injury: Fracture of elbow; strain of wrist
  • Amount: $3,230.00
  • Claimant injured her right arm and left wrist when she fell while sweeping at her part time job. An xray revealed a fractured elbow.  She was initially placed in a cast and then transferred to a splint.  She also underwent a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Body Part: Head
  • Injury: Post-concussive headaches
  • Amount: $7,100.00
  • Claimant was injured at work while working on an overhead display when another employee, who was up on a ladder, was distracted and dropped a heavy steel pole on his head. A CT scan of the head was negative for fracture and internal bleeding.  He was diagnosed with a concussion.  He was placed on multiple medications for headaches and was advised to wear certain glasses in bright environments.

 

  • Body Part: Elbow
  • Injury: Displaced fracture
  • Amount: $55,902.05
  • Claimant and fell and landed on his elbow at work. Diagnostic imaging revealed a displaced fracture of the capitellum and medial condyles of the left humerus. The claimant underwent surgical repair of the elbow and was referred for physical therapy.  At his final doctor’s appointment it was noted that the capitellum fracture had healed but that Claimant was exhibiting signs of ulnar neuropathy.  It was suggested that Claimant follow up with a hand specialist.  The case settled with an MSA of $22,402.05.

 

  • Body Part: Knee
  • Injury: Meniscal tear
  • Amount: $12,672.00
  • Claimant was injured at work when a steel plate struck his left knee. He was initially diagnosed with a contusion but a subsequent MRI revealed a meniscal tear.  When a steroid injection failed to provide lasting relief the Claimant underwent an arthtroscopic repair.  He was then placed on a home exercise program and subsequently returned to work full duty.

 

  • Body Part: Neck, Shoulder
  • Injury: Shoulder Strain
  • Amount: $17,250.00
  • Claimant was injured at work reaching cleaning supplies on an overhead shelf. She underwent a course of physical therapy and received a subacromial steroid injection.

 

  • Body Part: Hand
  • Injury: Little finger sprain and nail plate avulsion
  • Amount: $3,300.00
  • Claimant was injured at work while trying to restrain a patient. Claimant had physical therapy treatment, was discharged and returned to work.

 

  • Body Part: Arm
  • Injury: Disfigurement
  • Amount: $750.00
  • Claimant developed a rash from cleaning chemical that eventually resulted in a scar on the forearm.

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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.