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October ’21 – Last Month’s Results: Warnken, LLC Recovered $1,801,770.87 for 32 Injured Clients

Warnken, LLC believes that consistency is key. Consistency shows to insurance companies that they will not be able to wait you out.  Consistency shows strength. Strength says you can’t be bullied.

We’re not in the personal injury business for a quick buck or a quick recovery. We’re here to get the maximum compensation we can for our injured clients. Last month, thirty-two cases concluded, either permanently, or, in the case of some workers’ comp cases, for now. Of the 32, four cases produced recoveries to the injured client in excess of $100,000. Generally, cases over $100,000 represent well less than five percent of all injury cases. Some studies even put that number at about 1%. In our practice, that’s between 10-15%. The reason? We select clients with legitimate, serious injuries. And we aim never to leave a dollar on the table for our clients.

Please remember, when considering your personal injury, workers’ compensation, or car crash case – no two matters are ever the same and our successes in the past don’t guarantee success in your case. We never promise specific results – we promise our best efforts.

At our firm, the fee is contingent upon recovery – you don’t pay our fee or expenses unless you win.

Last month’s results are below.

  • Body Part(s): Head
  • Injury: Concussion and Sprain of the back and neck
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Claimant sustained concussion and neck and back injury. Requests for psychological care denied by WCC and claim was appealed. Prior to hearing, Client sustained another work injury to the back. Both claims resolved together. Only two Dr visits for second claim.
  • Body Part(s): Hand
  • Injury: Electric shock injury to wrist and hand causing traumatically induced carpal tunnel syndrome with permanent nerve damage.
  • Amount: $89,154
  • Claimant sustained electrical shock injury to his hand and wrist while working part-time. Shock caused acute carpal tunnel syndrome and nerve damage. Claimant underwent injections, but declined surgery. After a period of VR, injured worker elected to look for work on his own. Low AWW ($296.26) due to PT work.
  • Body Part(s): Ears
  • Injury: Occupational Hearing Loss
  • Amount: $0
  • Claimant sustained occupational hearing loss as a result of his employment with Bethlehem Steel Corp. The claim was settled on an appeal of a finding by the WCC that the hearing loss was caused by the worker’s employment. The settlement is “indemnity” only. All medical care for hearing loss remains open for future benefits.  The value of this case was in covered for hearing aid and workers’ compensation hearing loss for the claimant’s life.
  • Body Part(s): Dependency
  • Injury: Dependent Son
  • Amount: $12,500
  • Claimant sustained occupational hearing loss as a result of his employment with Bethlehem Steel Corp. Claimant died during claim and WCC found that Claimant’s Son was a Dependent. The claim was settled on an appeal of a finding by the WCC that the hearing loss was caused by the worker’s employment.
  • Body Part(s): Abdomen
  • Injury: Inguinal hernia with repair with mesh.
  • Amount: $23,000
  • Claimant sustained a hernia while moving a air conditioner. Claimant underwent surgical repair of the inguinal hernia with mesh. Post-surgery, the Claimant returned to work for the same employer.
  • Body Part(s): Upper Extremity
  • Injury: Fracture of the humeral shaft, complete rotator cuff rupture, shoulder dislocation, brachial artery injury, vein graft, carpal tunnel syndrome, depression
  • Amount: $593,152
  • Claimant sustained a partial amputation of his upper extremity when the worker’s arm and shoulder was crushed under a metal dock plate. Claimant was revived at the scene and taken to Shock Trauma. Claimant underwent multiple surgeries over many years, including an open reduction and internal fixation of the humeral shaft fracture due to a Gustilo-Anderson Type 3C humeral shaft fracture. Also an open right rotator cuff repair, vein grafting, brachial artery repair, open carpal tunnel release, neuroplasty and neurolysis and the radial nerve, repair of the non-union of the humerus, stellate ganglion bock due to complex regional pain syndrome. Claimant underwent 3 years of VR, but was not able to RTW. WCC found Claimant to be PTD. Claimant settled on appeal. Claimant also has already received $264,658.68 in prior indemnity benefits.
  • Body Part(s): Wrist
  • Injury: Tenosynovitis of the first extensor compartment
  • Amount: $14,386
  • Claimant sustained crush injury to his wrist while lowering a roll up door which malfunctioned. Injured worker underwent debridement and release of the first extensor compartment. After a period of vocational services, Claimant returned to work for a new employer. Award found 20% related PPD to the wrist and a period of contested TTD. TTD = $5,335.68.
  • Body Part(s): Leg
  • Injury: Sprain and abrasions to the leg
  • Amount: $5,775
  • Claimant sustained traumatic injury to the leg while working as a law enforcement officer. Claimant received conservative care and returned to work in the same position.
  • Body Part(s): Dependency
  • Injury: Dependent Spouse
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Dependent Spouse’s husband was killed in a workplace accident. She was one of two dependents. Claim was resolved on appeal. Dependent Spouse also has a third party claim that will be resolving shortly for over $1m.
  • Body Part(s): Abdomen
  • Injury: Incarcerated inguinal hernia and scrotal cord dysfunction
  • Amount: $20,900
  • Client sustained inguinal hernia and underwent surgical repair. During recovery, Client continued experiencing scrotal pain and was sent to a urologist. Claimant was diagnosed with spermatic cord dysfunction and recommended for spermatic cord denervation. Claimant elected not to undergo that procedure.
  • Body Part(s): Hip
  • Injury: Pre-existing total hip arthroplasty
  • Amount: $30,000
  • After resolving the work-related claim, the Claimant sought benefits from the Subsequent Injury Fund. A hearing was held before Commissioner Martin, but the parties reached a settlement prior to the decision being issued.
  • Body Part(s): Ears
  • Injury: Occupational Hearing Loss
  • Amount: $35,000
  • Claimant sustained occupational hearing loss as a result of his employment with Bethlehem Steel Corp. The claim was settled on an appeal of a finding by the WCC that the hearing loss was caused by the worker’s employment. The settlement is “indemnity” only. All medical care for hearing loss remains open for future benefits.
  • Body Part(s): Arm
  • Amount: $43,765
  • Claimant tripped and fell over a concrete basin sustaining injury to the arm. Claimant underwent surgery and vocational rehabilitation.
  • Body Part(s): Back
  • Injury: Spondylolisthesis
  • Amount: $33,480
  • Claimant was injured while working construction. Claimant was treated with physical therapy, medication, injections, and back surgery.
  • Body Part(s): Shoulder
  • Injury: SLAP tear
  • Amount: $43,800
  • Claimant attempted to sit in a chair at work when it rolled out from underneath causing injury to the shoulder and neck. Claimant was treated with physical therapy, injections and surgery to the shoulder.
  • Body Part(s): Leg
  • Injury: Lacertaton of the leg
  • Amount: $3,750
  • Claimant was fixing pallet when he cut his leg. Treatment consisted of sutures and medication.
  • Body Part(s): Ankle
  • Injury: peroneal tendon tear, anterior tibial tendon tear
  • Amount: $82,780
  • Claimant fell 2 stories, injuring ankle. Treatment consisted of surgery, physical therapy and medications.
  • Body Part(s): Shoulder
  • Injury: Rotator cuff tear, biceps tendinitus
  • Amount: $37,875
  • Claimant was working as nurse asst. when she injured her shoulder while assisting patient. Treatment consisted of surgery, physical therapy, and medications.
  • Body Part(s): Hand
  • Injury: non displaced second metacarpal base fx
  • Amount: $27,000
  • Claimant was working as EVC supervisor when his hand got suck under a scrubber machine. Treatment consisted of surgery, physical therapy and medications.
  • Body Part(s): Head
  • Injury: concussion, occipital neuritis, cervicalgia
  • Amount: $39,600
  • Claimant was working as a banker when a large piece of wood fell on her head. Treatment consisted of injections, physical therapy and medications.
  • Body Part(s):
  • Injury: Closed fx pelvis, right femur, right tibia, orbit, ribs
  • Amount: $55,000
  • Claimant fell off ladder, injuring head, pelvis, right leg/knee, ribs. Treatment consisted of two surgeries, medications
  • Body Part(s): Toe
  • Injury: Fracture toe
  • Amount: $3,431
  • Claimant stubbed toe at work, causing a fracture. Claimant had surgery to repair the fracture.
  • Body Part(s): Back
  • Injury: Lumbar strain
  • Amount: $23,400
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work causing injury to the knee and back. Claimant underwent physical therapy and injections to the knee.
  • Body Part(s): Back
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: $14,220
  • Claimant sustained injury to the back and knee while trying to assist with a motorist who ran off the road. Claimant was treated with therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Head
  • Injury: Concussion
  • Amount: $12,000
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle crash. Claimant underwent therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Back
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: $18,000
  • Claimant was involved in a car crash while working. Claimant received therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Shoulder
  • Injury: Failed reverse shoulder replacement
  • Amount: $252,888
  • Claimant tripped and fell at work. Claimant underwent 5 total surgeries on the shoulder, which rendered her unable to move the arm at all. Claimant also underwent 2 wrist surgeries. Claimant was found to be permanently totally disabled, representing a max payout.
  • Body Part(s): Death Claim
  • Injury: COVID
  • Amount: Confidential
  • Claimant’s spouse passed away due to COVID contracted at work.
  • Body Part(s): Ankle
  • Injury: Sprain
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Claimant misstepped while unloading a truck. Claimant was treated with therapy and bracing.
  • Body Part(s): Knee
  • Injury: Nondisplaced patellar fracture with meniscus tear
  • Amount: $11,220
  • Claimant tripped and fell at work landing on the knee. Claimant had surgery on the knee and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

Two cases last month were entirely confidential settlements, therefore no further details are available.

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Warnken, LLC Attorneys At Law

Warnken, LLC started more than 20 years ago.  The firm’s founder, Byron L. Warnken, Esq., has been an attorney for more than 40 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 a focus for Warnken, LLC.  Warnken, LLC also has a reputation throughout the State for success in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases.

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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 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 Lawyers

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 500.  Some of the best workers’ compensation lawyers in Baltimore practice law at Warnken, LLC

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.

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