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We Recovered $14,419,589.87 for the Injured in 2020

2020 was a rough year for our society.  Everything was different – habits, work, travel, dining, socializing, the holidays, education.  You name it.  There wasn’t much that was the same.

One thing that was consistent was people still got injured and those people still needed compensation.  Warnken, LLC worked for those folks all year long.  We concluded nearly 400 matters, obtaining excellent results.  Warnken, LLC recovered at least $14,419,589.87 for the injured last year.  (I say at least because some confidential settlements are not included in the numbers.)

We finished the year by recovering $501,185.62 for the injured in December 2020.  Those cases are listed below.

Remember, no two personal injury or workers’ compensation cases are exactly the same.  Just because we’ve had success in a previous case, doesn’t mean we will have the same success in your case.  We don’t promise specific results or specific numbers.  We promise our best efforts.  The same best efforts that have produced great results for many, many injured clients.

 

  • Injury: Displaced bimalleolar fracture of lower leg
  • Body Part: Ankle/leg
  • Amount: $53,000.00 plus MSA of $15,762.74
  • Claimant slipped and fell on ice while making a delivery. Claimant underwent three surgeries to the ankle, the last one being removal of hardware. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment driving trucks.

 

  • Injury: Heart disease
  • Body Part: Heart
  • Amount: $13,020.00
  • Claimant developed heart disease as a result of the claimant’s career as a law enforcement officer.

 

  • Injury: Patellofemoral syndrome and pad impingement
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $17,500.00
  • Claimant was struck in the knee by a student while working. Claimant underwent surgery to debride the knee and had post-operative therapy.

 

  • Employer: Comcast
  • Injury: Torn meniscus with chondromalacia
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $11,055 in new money
  • Claimant stepped in a hole while working causing injury to the knee. The claimant reopened the claim for additional medical treatment, which included a series of injections.

 

  • Injury: Status post total knee replacement
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $50,000.00 ($43,642.00 plus MSA of $6,358)
  • Claimant sustained injury after falling at work. Claimant underwent knee replacement surgery. Claimant sought a revision knee replacement surgery, which was denied by the Commission.

 

  • Injury: Soft tissue edema and strain with arthritis that became worse post-injury
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $8,160.00 in new money
  • Claimant sustained injury after falling at work. Claimant reopened claim for additional treatment, which included an injection. Claimant was awarded lidocaine patches for pain control with the worsening of PPD.

 

  • Injury: ACL and meniscus tear
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $19,185.00
  • Claimant sustained injury after tripping at work. Claimant underwent ACL reconstruction and meniscus tear. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Various
  • Body Part: Various
  • Amount: $25,000.00
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle collision while working. Claimant had pre-existing conditions that hindered the ability to work when combined with the injuries from the workers’ comp claim.

 

  • Injury: Concussion and neck sprain
  • Body Part: Head and neck
  • Amount: $10,256.33
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle collision while working. Claimant had pre-existing conditions that hindered her ability to work when combined with the injuries from the workers’ comp claim.

 

  • Injury: Post-Traumatic Headaches, Neck Sprain
  • Body Part: Head, Neck
  • Amount: $7,480.00
  • Location: Columbia, MD
  • Claimant was working as a mechanic when an object fell, causing injuries to the head and neck. Claimant was treated with occupational therapy and medication.

 

  • Injury: Quadricep Tendon Tear
  • Body Part: Leg
  • Amount: $15,500.00 (previous PPD award was $26,325 in 2018)
  • Location: Ellicott City, MD
  • Claimant was at work and slipped and fell sustaining injury to the leg. Claimant originally underwent surgery to repair a ruptured quad tendon.  Claimant subsequently returned for additional treatment due to worsening symptoms and was treated with a cortisone injection and physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: ACL Tear
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $27,900.00 PPD
  • Location: Edgewood, MD
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work sustaining injury to the knee. Claimant was treated with medication, bracing, and physical therapy.  An MRI performed showed a bucket handle type tear of the medial meniscus, chronic complete tear of the ACL and a low-grade medial compartment chondrosis.  Claimant underwent surgery in the form of arthroscopic cruciate ligament reconstruction with quadruple stranded hamstring autograft, and arthroscopic with debridement of a large medial meniscal bucket handle tear.  Claimant completed a course of post-operative rehabilitation as well as a Functional Capacity Evaluation.

 

  • Injury: Cervical Radiculitis, Lumbar Radiculitis
  • Body Part: Neck and Back
  • Amount: $12,000.00
  • Location: Connecticut Ave, Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle collision during the course of their employment and sustained injuries to their neck and back. Claimant was evaluated at the emergency room and underwent diagnostic studies. An MRI to the cervical spine was performed and showed mild degenerative changes.  An MRI of the thoracic spine was performed and showed a small C7-8 disk protrusion. Claimant was treated with cervical trigger point injections to the neck.  Claimant also completed a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Disc Protrusion
  • Body Part: Neck
  • Amount: $46,500.00
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant was working as a prep foreman when moving a 1,200 lb. floor grinder sustained injury to the neck. Claimant was evaluated at the emergency room and given an injection.  An MRI was ordered by a neurosurgeon and showed a lateral disk protrusion at C4-5.  Clamant underwent surgery in the form of a C4 through 6 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.  Claimant also completed a course of rehabilitative therapy.

 

  • Injury: Rotator Cuff
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $20,000.00 new money, (2018 PPD award $24,310)
  • Employer: Wal-Mart
  • Location: California, MD
  • Claimant was at work repetitively lifting heavy boxes and sustained injury to the shoulder. Claimant underwent surgery to repair a rotator cuff tear and had physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Post traumatic headaches, acute sprain/strains of the neck and back
  • Body Part: Head, Neck, Back, Knee
  • Amount: $20,000.00 with third and first-party waivers
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Employer: Rideshare Company
  • Client sustained head, neck, back and knee injuries in a work-related motor vehicle collision. The worker’s vehicle was struck by a hit and run driver.  The injured worker underwent conservative care and returned to work for the same sedan service.  Client continues to pursue an uninsured motorist claim against the automobile insurance policy in effect at the time of the collision.

 

  • Injury: Extensor tendinitis with a ganglion cyst, trigger finger at the little finger
  • Body Part: Neck, Back and Wrist/Hand
  • Amount: $36,961.55
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Insurer: Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Co.
  • Worker sustained a neck, back and a wrist/hand injury in a work-related motor vehicle collision. Claimant underwent post-collision medical care.  The wrist was diagnosed with extensor tendinitis with a ganglion cyst as well as a trigger finger at the little finger.  Worker underwent a dorsal ganglion cyst excision and a trigger finger release.   Post-surgery, worker returned to work in the same field with a different employer.

 

  • Injury: Neck and Back strains with muscle spasms.
  • Body Part: Neck and Back
  • Amount: $32,500.00 plus payment of all post-injury medical care.
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Insurer: Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Co.
  • Truck loader sustained a back injury unhooking and moving trailers in the yard. This injury aggravated prior back injuries.  After six months of conservative care, injured worker returned to work with a new employer.

 

  • Injury: Sinus Tarsi of the Foot
  • Body Part: Leg and Foot
  • Amount: $3,150.00
  • Location: Howard County
  • Client was working part-time at a model home when she tripped and fell when entering one of the room in which the floor transition was a different level. Worker sustained injury to the leg and ankle/foot.  After coming under the care of a foot and ankle specialist, worker was diagnosed with sinus tarsi of the foot and underwent non-surgical care.  Client has serious unrelated medical issues that interrupted post-injury medical care.

 

  • Injury: Open wound to the leg
  • Body Part: Leg
  • Amount: $7,480.00
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Employer: University of Maryland Medical System
  • Claimant was working as a nurse. When the worker came down off a step stool, a sharp edge/part of the stool sliced open the Client’s leg.  After sutures and follow up medical care, the worker returned to work for the same employer.

 

  • Injury: Needle puncture to the hand
  • Body Part: Hand
  • Amount: $2,275.00 AFCS
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Employer: Major Baltimore Hospital
  • Worker sustained a puncture injury to the hand due to a needle stick.

 

  • Injury: Aggravation of lumbar herniated disc.
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $7,000.00
  • Location: Anne Arundel County
  • Kitchen worker sustained a lifting injury moving a full grease pan. The injury was super-imposed on prior work-related herniated disc injury from two years prior.

 

  • Injury: Cervical strain, contusion of the ribs, lumbar strain.
  • Body Part: Ribs, Back, Neck
  • Amount: $12,250.00
  • While attempting to remove the cap off of a truck, the claimant was struck with the gas cap, injuring their back, neck, and ribs. An MRI of the lumbar revealed a bulge at L2-3. Claimant underwent conservative treatment in the form of physical therapy and medications, before being released back to full duty with the same employer.

 

  • Injury: Phlebitis
  • Body Part: Leg
  • Amount: $12,250.00
  • While attempting to exit the work vehicle, the worker struck the side of their leg on the work truck, causing a traumatic injury to the leg. Claimant underwent a Doppler study which revealed saphenous vein phlebitis.  After a course of mediation, the claimant was able to return to work at the same position.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $15,000.00
  • While walking at work, the claimant tripped and fell injuring their back. Claimant was treated with physical therapy and medications, before being released to full duty at the same employer.

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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.