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Another $1.2M Recovered for the Injured Last Month

Warnken, LLC recovered $1,260,850.14 for the injured in September 2019.  Twenty-two cases concluded – either permanently or for now – last month.  Four clients received six figure recoveries.  Please know that success in one case does not mean success in your case.  Every situation is different.  Honest lawyers do not promise results.  At Warnken, LLC, our promise is our best efforts – our experience in personal injury and workers’ compensation law, working for you.

  • Injury: Subacromial impingement, posttraumatic stiffness, suprascapular impingement
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $35,100.00
  • Claimant was injured after lifting heavy objects at work. Claimant underwent surgery to the shoulder in the form of subacromial decompression, capsular release, and nerve release, and post-operative therapy. Claimant returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Concussion
  • Body Part: Head
  • Amount: $6,405.00
  • Employer: State of Maryland
  • Claimant sustained a concussion after striking his head on a metal pole. Claimant was seen by a neurologist and given medication.

 

  • Injury: Torn Meniscus
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $10,980.00
  • Employer: Construction Co.
  • Claimant fell from a ladder at work causing injury to the knee. Claimant had surgery to repair the meniscus and a course of post-op PT. Claimant returned to pre-injury employment after two months of post-operative treatment.

 

  • Injury: Meniscus tear
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $40,000 (total indemnity over claim was $84,498.93 including TTD)
  • Claimant slipped on ice causing injury to the knee. Claimant underwent surgery to the knee and post-operative therapy before returning to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Sprain
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $2,805.00
  • Employer: State of Maryland
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant slipped and fell on a wet floor at work, sustaining injury to the knee. Claimant was treated conservatively with physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Lung Cancer from Silicosis
  • Body Part: Respiratory System
  • Amount: $150,000.00
  • Claimant developed lung cancer as a result of his employment digging tunnels, which ultimately resulted in death. The dependents of the Claimant filed a claim for Maryland workers’ compensation death benefits.

 

  • Injury: Torn ACL and Meniscus
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $73,407.14
  • Location: Baltimore
  • Claimant fell from a ladder and sustained a knee injury. An MRI was performed revealing a torn ACL and medial meniscus.  Claimant underwent surgery in the form of an anterior cruciate ligament repair and medial meniscus debridement.  Claimant also had a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Torn ACL
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $27,375.00
  • Employer: Painting Company
  • Location: Harford County, Maryland
  • Claimant was working as a painter and fell from a ladder injuring the knee. Claimant had an MRI, which showed a complete ACL tear.  Claimant then had arthroscopic surgery with endoscopic ACL reconstruction.  Postoperatively the Claimant also underwent a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Sprain/Strain
  • Body Part: Neck, Shoulder, Back
  • Amount: $5,610.00
  • Employer: City of Baltimore
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant was driving a company truck when it struck overhead electrical lines causing injury to the neck, back and shoulder. Claimant was treated conservatively with medication and physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Sprain/Strain, Contusion
  • Body Part: Neck, Back, Shoulder, Knee
  • Amount: $5,000.00
  • Location: Baltimore City, MD
  • Plaintiff was the belted driver of a personal vehicle and was struck by a phantom driver in a hit and run collision. Plaintiff was initially evaluated in the emergency room, where medication was prescribed.  Plaintiff then underwent four sessions of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Traumatic Brain Injury, Wrist Fracture
  • Body Part: Head, Wrist
  • Amount: $488,248.00
  • Employer: A contracting company
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant slipped and fell from a ladder while installing light fixtures on the side of a building. Claimant was transported from the scene to the hospital and was admitted.  Claimant sustained a severe TBI with light sensitivity, hearing loss, and cognitive issues.  Treatment included occipital nerve injections, vestibular therapy, hearing aids, and vision therapy.  The fractured wrist was casted and immobilized.  The Claimant was out of work for several years and also received social security disability as a result of the injury.

 

  • Injury: Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $85,000.00
  • Employer: Walmart
  • Location: Elkton, MD
  • Claimant tripped and fell at work sustaining injury to the shoulder. Claimant underwent two shoulder surgeries and physical therapy but was eventually able to return to preinjury employment.

 

  • Injury: Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $117,750.00 (including SIF)
  • Location: Hagerstown, MD
  • Claimant tripped and fell at work sustaining injury to the shoulder. An MRI was performed which showed a full thickness rotator cuff tear.  Claimant underwent surgery for a rotator cuff repair and acromioplasty.  Claimant also had several courses of physical therapy and injections.  In addition to the work injury, Claimant was also awarded additional compensation for extensive preexisting conditions.

 

  • Injury: Rotator Cuff Tear, Type II SLAP Tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $11,895.00
  • Location: Towson, MD
  • Claimant fell down stairs at work and injured the shoulder. Claimant was treated with medication and physical therapy.  An MRI was performed, which showed a tear of the supraspinatus and a small SLAP tear.  Claimant underwent arthroscopic surgery with rotator cuff and SLAP repair, and eventually returned to preinjury employment without restriction.

 

  • Injury: Concussion
  • Body Part: Head, Neck
  • Amount: $26,325.00
  • Employer: Howard County Government
  • Location:          Columbia, MD
  • Claimant was at work when roof tile and debris fell and struck them in the head. Claimant was treated with medication, vestibular therapy and physical therapy.

 

  • Injury Foot/Ankle
  • Amount: $11,500.00 Settlement
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Employer: Baltimore County
  • The injured worked in an administrative position and sustained a right foot/ankle when IW slipped and fell to the floor. Foot was immobilized for a few months and then received physical therapy.  Returned to work in a similar position for a different employer.

 

  • Bodily Injury: Back
  • Amount: $10% PPD Back, $9,150.00 PPD Award
  • Location: Prince George’s County
  • Employer: WSSC
  • Claimant sustained a twisting back injury while working underneath a dashboard while repairing a work vehicle. Claimant worked as a shop supervisor/mechanic.  Initial conservative care with no surgical indications.  Client did undergo epidural steroid injections for pain relief.

 

  • Bodily Injury Back, Left Hip, and Left Knee
  • Amount: $30,000.00 AFCS
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Employer: Construction Company

 

  • Injury Surgical Back Injury
  • Amount: $100,000.00
  • Location: Howard County
  • Insurer: Nationwide
  • Claimant was driving when he was struck by an at-fault vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign. Client sustained immediate injury to his back, which was superimposed on a prior back injury.  After conservative care and epidural steroid injections, Claimant underwent a lumbar L3-L4 laminectomy with Dr. Ira Garonzik.  Policy limits were demanded.  After pre-suit negotiations failed, suit was filed.  During discovery, but before depositions, policy limits were tendered and accepted. 
  • Body Part: Head, Neck, and Knee
  • Amount: $10,000.00
  • Location: Worcester County
  • Employer: Mumford & Miller Concrete, Inc.
  • Client was working as a carpenter when he fell from a ladder and sustained injury to his head, neck and left knee. He sustained a contusion around his neck vertebrae and possible annual tears.  He injured his left kneecap when it struck the ladder during the fall.  Claimant underwent physical therapy and no surgery was recommended.  He returned back to work for a different employer in a similar job and back to college.

 

  • Injury:             Foot/Ankle
  • Amount: $9,150.00  (10% PPD to the Foot)
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Client worked as a nurse in a downtown hospital. She sustained a cuneiform fracture to her left foot.  Her foot was immobilized.  Once the fracture healed, she underwent approximately four months of physical therapy.  She returned to work for the same employer in the same position.  Surgery was recommended, but the Claimant declined at the time.  The claim remains open for future medical care.

 

  • Bodily Injury: Neck and Back
  • Amount: $5,150.00
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Insurer: GEICO
  • Client was the passenger that was rear-ended by another driver. She sustained injuries to her neck and back.  Approximately 1.5-2 months of physical therapy with no permanent injury or lost wage claim.   Case was settled pre-suit.

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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.