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Almost Another $1M Month. Almost

Warnken, LLC recovered $955,825.75 for the injured in November of 2019.  This represented recoveries for 32 clients.  Two clients received six-figure recoveries.  It’s important to understand that success in one case does not necessarily mean success in another case or your case.  Every situation, every personal injury or workers’ compensation case is slightly different.  One of a lawyer’s skills should be combining numerous different variables and using the overall knowledge to understand what a personal injury case is worth.

Whether it’s us or someone else, if you’ve been hurt at work, on the road, or somewhere else, please talk to a lawyer.  Wanting to be fairly compensated for medical bills, missed time from work, and even pain and suffering does not make you “one of those people [who sues].”  Very few of our injury clients were happy to engage in litigation.  It’s not easy for anyone.  But justice generally means you have to make a demand.  Power never sacrificed anything without a demand.  Let someone help you.

 

  • Injury: Disc herniations
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $43,875.00
  • Employer: NVR Building Products
  • Claimant was injured after lifting heavy objects at work. Claimant underwent a two-level fusion in the lumbar spine. Claimant went through vocational rehabilitation and was able to find new employment within the permanent restrictions set by the physician.

 

  • Injury: Fracture of the 5th metatarsal, knee tear, shoulder strain
  • Body Parts: Foot, knee, shoulder
  • Amount: $120,000.00 (inclusive of MSA)
  • Employer: Center for the Handicapped
  • Claimant was injured after falling at work. Claimant underwent three surgeries to the foot due to the injuries and complicates following surgery. Due to the foot injury, the Claimant developed injury to the knee and shoulder while she was recovering.

 

  • Injury: Ulnar deviation
  • Body Part: Left hand
  • Amount: $11,160.00
  • Employer: Maryland State Police
  • Claimant sustained injury while chasing a fleeing suspect. Claimant was treated with medication and medical visits.

 

  • Injury: Cervical strain and shoulder strain
  • Body Part: Neck and shoulder
  • Amount: $10,980.00 (award doubled by agreement on appeal)
  • Employer: State of Maryland
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant tripped and fell at work. Claimant was treated with therapy and was able to continue to work.

 

  • Injury: Complete tear of the scapholunate ligament
  • Body Part: Wrist
  • Amount: $45,000.00
  • Employer: H&S Holding Corp
  • Claimant was injured after lifting heavy objects at work. Claimant underwent surgery to repair the ligament tear, following by extensive therapy and pain management.

 

  • Injury: Chronic sprain of ankle
  • Body Part: Ankle
  • Amount: $15,375.00
  • Location: New York
  • Claimant was injured after tripping at work. Claimant underwent physical therapy and medication management. Claimant was able to continue with pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Chondromalacia and back strain
  • Body Part: Knee and back
  • Amount: $45,000.00
  • Employer: Care Ventures
  • Claimant was injured after attempting to stop a patient from falling. Claimant had diagnostic surgery to the knee, as well as therapy and medication management.

 

  • Injury: Knee sprain and wrist sprain
  • Body Part: Knee and wrist
  • Amount: $3,660.00
  • Employer: First Data Merchant Services
  • Location: Hagerstown, MD
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work and aggravated a long-standing pre-existing knee condition and injured the wrist. Claimant was treated with therapy.

 

  • Injury: PTSD, anxiety, movement disorder
  • Body Part: Psychiatic
  • Amount: $235,981.00
  • Claimant developed PTSD after horrific events at work. Claimant remains under care and is unable to return to gainful employment.

 

 

  • Injury: Torn Meniscus
  • Body Part:        Knee
  • Amount: $8,235.00
  • Claimant was bending down working on a rack and twisted his knee, tearing part of the meniscus. Claimant underwent a meniscectomy followed by physical therapy to help regain strength.

 

  • Injury: Fractured bone in Pelvis
  • Body Part:        Pelvis
  • Amount: $5,585.00
  • Claimant was pinned between two cars. Claimant sustained a fracture of the pubis bone in the pelvis.  Claimant underwent conservative care, including medicine and physical therapy, and was able to return the pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Musculoligentous strain and sprain, post-traumatic left-ankle sprain
  • Body Part: Back and leg
  • Amount: $7,500.00
  • Claimant was involved in an automobile accident and was struck from behind. Claimant injured his back, hand, and leg.  Claimant treated conservatively with physical therapy and medication, and was able to return to his pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury:              Fractured Ankle
  • Body Part:        Foot/Ankle
  • Amount: $35,000.00 (plus an MSA of $30,180.00)
  • Claimant sustained an injury when a large meat rack crushed the foot/ankle. Claimant underwent substantial conservative care, two MRI’s, and requires further care.

 

  • Body Part: Head, Neck, Back, and Left Upper Extremity
  • Amount: $10,000.00.  Settlement
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Employer: A Pharmacy
  • Client sustained non-surgical injuries to her head, neck, back, and upper extremity after a fall at work.

 

 

  • Body Part: Leg and Knee Injury
  • Amount: $36,855.00. 35% PPD
  • Location: Montgomery County
  • Employer: Maryland National Park Police
  • Claimant worked as a police officer and sustained an injury to the knee during a physical defense training exercise. After initial care, diagnosis was a torn ACL.  After surgery, the officer eventually returned to work full duty with the same agency.

 

 

  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: 10% PPD, 5% P/E and 5% C/R.  $4,675.00 PPD
  • Location: Mary’s County
  • Client worked as a multi-state route salesman when he injured his back in a motor vehicle collision.

 

 

  • Body: Shoulder
  • Amount: $74,246.00
  • Location: Calvert County
  • Employer: A roofing company
  • Claimant was working as a roofer when he fell from a roof and injured the shoulder. An MRI revealed a torn biceps tendon and an injury to the rotator cuff.  He underwent a rotator cuff repair.  After a period of post-operative therapy did not resolve his complaints, the Claimant underwent a second surgery to repair the torn tendon.  The second surgery was a “Mumford Procedure.”  Additional post-operative care ensued.  After being granted SSDI, the Claimant elected to settle his claim for future indemnity and medical benefits.

 

 

  • Body Part: Index Finger
  • Amount: 40% PPD Index Finger.  $5,616.00
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Claimant sustained a crush injury to the index finger, and underwent an open reduction and internal fixation surgery of the finger and eventually returned to work. While issues for permanency were pending, the Claimant died in a motor vehicle collision.  Posthumous permanency benefits were sought at a hearing, which were awarded.  The benefits were paid to the minor child though her guardian.

 

 

  • Body Part: Back and Hip/Leg
  • Amount: $10,000.00
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Insurer: Auto Parts Company
  • Client was working part-time as an auto parts deliverer. He sustained a lifting injury to his back and soon after sustained an injury to his hip and leg as a result of a slip and fall on ice.  Conservative care for both injuries with no surgeries recommended.

 

 

  • Body Part: Abdomen/Groin
  • Amount: 14% PPD.  $12,320.00
  • Location: Carroll County
  • Claimant was working as a project manager when he lifted a 500-pound beam and sustained a hernia. He underwent two different repairs; one for the hernia itself and the second to correct the mesh used during the repair due to stabbing pains.  After recovery from the second surgery, Claimant returned to work for the same employer in the same position.

 

 

  • Body Part: Leg
  • Amount: 5% PPD Left Leg, $2,370.00
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Employer: Phoenix Foods, Inc. (Burger King)
  • Client sustained a non-surgical leg injury when he felt a “pop” in his left leg while lifting a broken grill. Claimant worked part-time as a cook in a fast food restaurant.  He returned to work in another position with another employer.

 

 

  • Body Part: Hand/Wrist
  • Amount: $6,600.00
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Claimant worked as an administrative assistant for over a decade, developing DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis. The hand surgeon related the condition to work.  Insurer appealed our successful result.  The claim remains open for future benefits.

 

 

 

  • Body Part: Foot/Ankle
  • Amount: $6,862.50
  • Location: Carroll County
  • Employer: WalMart, Inc.
  • Claimant worked as a customer service manager when a grill fell from the counter and struck/sliced the back of ankle. Claimant was diagnosed with possible complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and was referred for ongoing pain management.

 

 

  • Body Part: Back injury from motor vehicle crash
  • Amount: $8,600.00 PPD
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Claimant was involved in a work-related motor vehicle collision. He sustained a back injury when his work truck was rear-ended by a tractor trailer.

 

 

  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $20,000.00.  AFCS
  • Location: Harford County
  • Clamant worked as a picker in a processing warehouse and sustained an injury to knee while walking from one part of the warehouse to another. The claim was challenged by the Insurer and a hearing was held.  After the claim was found to be compensable by the WCC, the Insurer filed an appeal.  Claimant underwent conservative care and was recommended for surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

 

  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: 28% PPD Left Knee, 20% C/R and 8% P/E.  $8,820.00
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Employer: Aramark Corp.
  • Client was working as a janitor and had fall at work. After conservative care did not reduce the swelling of the knee, MRI revealed a torn meniscus.  The Claimant underwent an operation to repair the tear and to remove fragments.

 

 

  • Body Part: Index and Middle Fingers
  • Amount: $10,000.00. AFCS
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Employer: L&H Zinkhan & Sons, Aaron Zinkhan and the Uninsured Employers’ Fund
  • Claimant sustained a partial amputation injury to his right hand when it was caught in a wood splitter. He underwent emergency surgery to repair and reattach the parts of his fingers that were severed.  After the initial surgery, he underwent hand therapy.  A claim was filed and it was determined that his employer did not have workers’ compensation insurance coverage.  The Uninsured Employers’ Fund was implead as well as other potential employers.  During the time in which the claim was pending, the Client completed his medical care and found a job with a different employer.  He eventually decided to return to college out of state.  The claim was settled before a hearing was held in which two of the potential employers contributed to the settlement.

 

  • Injury:              Fracture
  • Body Part: Foot/Ankle
  • Amount: $8,006.25
  • Employer: Southwest Airlines
  • Location: BWI
  • Claimant tripped over a water hose and fell sustaining injury to the foot/ankle. Claimant was treated with immobilization followed by physical therapy.

 

  • Injury:              Sprain, Contusion
  • Body Part: Neck, Shoulder, Back
  • Amount: $5,610.00
  • Location: Baltimore
  • Claimant was constructing a booth for a trade show when it collapsed causing injuries to the neck, shoulder and back. Claimant was treated with medication and physical therapy.

 

  • Injury:              Meniscus Tear
  • Body Part: Bilateral Knees
  • Amount: $32,364.00
  • Location: Virginia
  • Claimant slipped and fell on ice sustaining injury to the both knees. An MRI was performed which revealed a tear of the medial meniscus.  Claimant underwent an arthroscopic partial medial meniscectomy.  Claimant’s other knee sustained a contusion but no treatment was needed.

 

  • Injury:              Sprain/Strain
  • Body Part: Neck, Back
  • Amount: $42,500.00
  • Employer: Uber
  • Location: Towson, MD
  • Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle collision in the course of employment while driving for Uber. Plaintiff treated with pain medication and physical therapy but unfortunately was not able to return to work as an Uber driver.

 

  • Injury: Labral Tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $32,850.00
  • Employer: Major medical provider
  • Location: Eldersburg, MD
  • Claimant was pushing a stool that a patient was on in order to better position the patient for an x-ray. This resulted in a labral tear that required surgery in the form of an arthroscopic debridement of the glenohumeral joint and labrum, as well as arthroscopic subacromial decompression.  Claimant then underwent a course of post-operative physical therapy.

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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.

Personal Injury Attorneys

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.