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July 2018 Personal Injury Case Results

Below are a sampling of Warnken, LLC’s results from personal injury cases that either settled or concluded permanently or intermittently in July of 2018.  Please remember, every workers’ compensation and personal injury case is different.  Just because you have the same injury as below, doesn’t mean the amount of recovery will be the same, if you are entitled to a recovery at all.  The permanency of the injury, as well as how much money you make, how much time lost from work, and other factors influence the value of a case.  Please contact counsel to learn more.

  • Injury: L3-4 disc bulge with annular tear
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: Undisclosed
  • Claimant was injured after lifting heavy objects at work. Claimant underwent a laminectomy procedure and was able to return to work.

 

  • Injury: Non-displaced radial head fracture. TFCC tear
  • Body Part: Left arm and left wrist
  • Amount: $33,300.00
  • Claimant was injured when a heavy object fell on the arm. Claimant was treated with a cast for the fracture. Claimant received injections for the wrist. Surgery was recommended but not performed due to unrelated health issues.
  • Injury: ACL tear
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: Undisclosed
  • Claimant was injured after falling from a ladder. Claimant underwent ACL reconstruction surgery and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Cervical disc herniations
  • Body Part: Neck and back
  • Amount: $12,500 ($46,325 total)
  • Claimant was injured after lifting heavy objects at work. Claimant underwent fusion surgery to the neck with periodic therapy over the years following the injury.

 

  • Injury: ACL tear
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $12,500 ($36,260 total)
  • Claimant was injured when a heavy object fell on the leg. Claimant had surgery to repair the ACL, followed by years of periodic therapy.

 

  • Injury: Disc herniation at L5-S1
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $8,600.00
  • Claimant was injured during training exercises. Claimant received an injection and therapy and was able to continue regular employment.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain, hip strain
  • Body Part: Left hip and back
  • Amount: $7,500.00
  • Claimant was injured after being involved in an accident. Claimant was treated with therapy and medications.

 

  • Injury: Rotator cuff tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: Undisclosed
  • Claimant was injured after a heavy patient fell onto the shoulder area. Claimant was treated conservatively. Surgery was recommended, but claimant opted not to undergo the procedure.

 

  • Injury: Disc herniations at L4-5 and L5-S1
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $33,500.00
  • Claimant was injured after falling at work. Claimant underwent two surgical procedures and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $25,000.00
  • Claimant was injured after lifting a heavy patient at work. Claimant had surgery to repair the rotator cuff tear followed by therapy.

 

  • Injury: Meniscal tear
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $9,072.00
  • Claimant was injured after slipping at work. Claimant had surgery to repair the tear followed by therapy. Claimant returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Body Part: Index and Middle Finger
  • Injury: Scarring
  • Amount: $1,500.00
  • Claimant burned hand while at working the grill at a popular chain restaurant. Claimant sustained minor scarring on his finger tip.

 

  • Body Part:            Shoulder
  • Injury: Possible pinhole tear of labrum
  • Amount: $36,630.00
  • Claimant injured shoulder while unloading product at a hardware store. Claimant underwent an MRI that revealed a possibly pinhole tear in the labrum. Arthroscopic surgery was performed including debridement of the rotator cuff and labrum.   Claimant then had post-op physical therapy and one cortisone injection.

 

  • Body Part: Back
  • Injury: Bulging disk
  • Amount: $11,180.00
  • Claimant injured back while moving equipment at work. An MRI scan of the back revealed a bulging disk in the lumbar spine. The necessary treatment included chiropractic sessions and an epidural steroid injection.

 

  • Body Part:              Index Finger
  • Injury: Partial amputation
  • Amount:   $8,775.00
  • Claimant sustained a severely lacerated index finger while working. The Claimant underwent a partial amputation above the knuckle and returned to work in a matter of weeks.

 

  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Injury: Impingement
  • Amount: $25,725.00
  • Claimant injured shoulder while digging trees from the ground. The injury required arthroscopic surgery including labral debridement, subacromial decompression, and open excision of the distal clavicle.  Claimant also received an injection and underwent a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Body Part: Back
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: $4,300.00
  • Claimant strained his back while lifting at work and underwent a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Body Part: Hand, Face
  • Injury: Disfigurement
  • Amount: $45,000.00
  • Claimant sustains burns to face and body when he was hit with hot tar. He underwent surgical intervention on the burn sites which was followed by prolonged post operative care including medications and wound care.

 

  • Body Part: Arm/Elbow, Hand/Wrist
  • Injury: Fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Amount: $43,875.00
  • Claimant’s arm was crushed by a large pipe. Surgery was performed to repair a distal radius fracture.  Postoperatively the Claimant developed carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital syndrome which required a second operation.  This was followed by a course of therapy.

 

  • Body Part: Neck, Shoulder
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: $6,300.00
  • Claimant injured neck and shoulder as a result of a whiplash injury. The necessary treatment included 8 sessions of physical therapy.

 

  • Body Part: Head, Neck
  • Injury: Concussion, Strain
  • Amount: $8,680.00
  • Claimant sustained a head and neck injury during a motor vehicle accident. Diagnostic imaging was negative, but the Claimant suffered from post traumatic headaches, requiring medication.  For the neck strain chiropractic sessions were prescribed.

 

  • Body Part: Head
  • Injury: Concussion
  • Amount: $8,000.00
  • Claimant’s head struck a brick wall when a floor cleaner malfunctioned and kicked back into the wall. As a result of the trauma the Claimant suffered from headaches and blurry vision.

 

  • Body Part:            Thumb
  • Injury: Fracture
  • Amount: $11,583.00
  • Claimant’s thumb was slammed in a heavy door at work. Xrays revealed a fracture and the thumb was splinted for a period of time.  Once the fracture healed the Claimant underwent a course of hand therapy.

 

  • Body Part: Arm/Elbow
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: $8,976.00
  • Claimant sustained injury lifting a heavy bag of coins. An MRI did not reveal any tears. Treatment included physical therapy and two injections.

 

  • Body Part:            Foot/Ankle
  • Injury: Fracture
  • Amount:               $26,325.00
  • Claimant’s foot was ran over by a cart at work. An xray revealed a fracture of the medial malleolus.   Surgery was performed in the form of an ankle arthroscopy with removal of multiple loose bodies.  Claimant underwent a course of post operative physical therapy before being released.

 

  • Body Part: Back
  • Injury: Herniated disc
  • Amount: $34,000.00
  • Claimant injured back while lifting product at work. An MRI revealed a lumbar disk herniation.  Treatment included one epidural steroid injection and a course of work hardening.

 

  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: Undisclosed
  • Claimant sustained an injury to the shoulder while at work. Treatment included a course of physical therapy.

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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.