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We Recovered More than $1,116,839.67 for the Injured Last Month

Warnken, LLC recovered well over a million dollars for the injured last month.  This brings our total recovered for the injured to over $3.3M in the last two months alone.  Our total for this bizarre, COVID filled year is now over $9.4M.  We continue to work hard for our injured clients every single day.

Please remember, no two cases are ever the same.  A lot of factors go into the value of cases including severity of injury, success in healing, employment status, wages, and medical treatment, among just a few.  Our previous success in one case, does not necessarily mean success in your case, even if the injuries are similar.  We cannot and do not promise results.  We promise diligence, best efforts, and communication.  We promise that you matter to us.

Last month’s results below …

  • Injury: Lumbar strain and PTSD
  • Body Part: Back and mental health
  • Amount: $45,000.00
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle collision while at work. Claimant had therapy for the physical injuries and counseling for the mental health issues. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.


  • Injury: Lumbar disc herniation
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $12,862.50 in new money (worsening of condition)
  • Claimant sustained injury during a training exercise. Claimant underwent a fusion to L5-S1 and was able to return to pre-injury employment.


  • Injury: Cervical strain
  • Body Part: Neck
  • Amount: $11,220.00
  • Claimant sustained injury during a flight after twisting while flying. Claimant was treated with chiropractic care and returned to pre-injury employment.


  • Employer: Southwest Airlines
  • Injury: Ankle strain
  • Body Part: Ankle
  • Amount: $4,117.50
  • Claimant slipped on while going up stairs and twisted the ankle. Claimant was treated with physical therapy before returning to pre-injury employment.


  • Injury: Lead poisoning
  • Body Part: Whole person
  • Amount: Undisclosed
  • A career police officer who worked at indoor gun range developed lead poisoning due to long-term exposure.


  • Injury: Talar OCD Lesion and Bone Edema
  • Body Part: Ankle
  • Amount: $1,830.00 plus previous award
  • Claimant slipped on ice and twisted the ankle walking into work. Claimant reopened claim for additional physical therapy.


  • Injury: ACL tear and meniscus tear
  • Body Part: Both Knees
  • Amount: $35,040.00
  • While chasing a fleeing suspect, claimant fell and injured both knees. Claimant had surgery on one knee and an injection to the other knee. Claimant was able to continue pre-injury employment.


  • Injury: de Quervain’s syndrome
  • Body Part: Wrist
  • Amount: $7,750.00
  • Claimant injured wrist while drawing blood. Claimant underwent surgery for de Quervain’s and therapy following surgery.


  • Injury: Bilateral rotator cuff tears, disc herniations, depression, concussion
  • Body Part: Shoulders, back, head, mental health
  • Amount: $275,000.00 plus MSA of $18,440.80
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle collision while working. Claimant had two surgeries to each shoulder and a fusion surgery to the back. Claimant had treatment for a concussion and depression. Claimant was released from care with permanent work restrictions and had to change jobs.


  • Injury: Injury to the flexor and tendon of the ring finger.
  • Body Part: Ring Finger
  • Amount: $8,000.00
  • Location: Prince George’s County
  • Client was working in a wood shop and sustained an injury lifting and moving pallets. The worker underwent a nerve conduction study, which did not reveal the need for surgery.  Claimant underwent physical therapy and was release from care.


  • Injury: Post-traumatic headaches, Concussion, Neck Strain
  • Body Part: Head/Neurological, and Neck
  • Amount: $10,000.00
  • Location: Howard County
  • Worker sustained a head and neck injury as a result of driving go-karts during a “team building” event off-site at a go-kart track. Diagnosis was on a concussion and post-traumatic headaches.  Claimant underwent neurological care and physical therapy for the neck.


  • Injury: Post-traumatic headaches and various other.
  • Body Part: Head and other
  • Amount: $4,575.00
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Worker stepped into a pothole on fell, sustained injuries to the head, face, left elbow, left arm, right wrist, back, right knee and left ankle. No fractures and Claimant underwent physical therapy.  After completing the course of care, post-traumatic headaches continued.   Employee lost no time from work and continued to work for the Employer in the same position.


  • Injury: Post-traumatic contusions to both hips
  • Body Part: Left and Right Hips
  • Amount: Undisclosed
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Worker’s foot was caught in a raised piece of carpeting and fell, sustaining injury to both hips.


  • Injury: Cervical strain superimposed on pre-existing disc herniations at C5-6 and C-6-7.  Lumbar strain superimposed on pre-existing disc herniation at L3-4
  • Body Part: Neck and Back
  • Amount: $83,832.42
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Claimant sustained injury when using a spanner wrench on a stuck bolt. While pushing upward, the worker felt an instant pain in the neck and low back.  Claimant underwent cervical and lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections.


  • Injury: Lumbar disc protrusion at L5-S1 with no nerve root compromise.
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $60,000.00
  • Location: Prince George’s County
  • Claimant sustained injury to the low back while moving cases of soda and building in-store displays. Worker came under the care of an orthopedist, who recommended an MRI.  The MRI showed a broad based disc protrusion at L5-S1 with no root cord compromise.  Claimant was evaluated by a neurosurgeon, who did not recommend surgery, but did recommend lumbar epidural steroid injections, which the worker declined.  After a period of vocational services, the Claimant returned to work earning higher wages.


  • Injury: Non-displaced fracture
  • Body Part: Wrist
  • Amount: $10,000.00
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Claimant injured the wrist while working as a server in a restaurant. Sustained a non-displaced fracture that extended over the base of the radial styloid.  Worker also strained the volar and dorsal extrinsic ligaments and the scapholunate ligament.  Non-surgical.  Client returned to work in a new position with a new employer.  Part-time employment.


  • Injury: Sprain/strain
  • Body Part: Neck, Back, Knee
  • Amount: $20,000.00
  • Employer: Chipotle
  • Location: Annapolis, MD
  • Claimant was at work and fell from a ladder sustaining injuries to the neck, back and knee. Claimant was treated with pain medication, physical therapy, and injections.


  • Injury: L4 burst fracture
  • Body Part: Head, Neck, Back, Shoulder
  • Amount: $117,391.77 new money (prior PPD award $73,745)
  • Insurer: Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance
  • Claimant fell from a roof and sustained a burst fracture in his lumbar spine requiring emergency surgery. After a long course of rehabilitation the Claimant was able to return to preinjury employment.


  • Injury: Sprain/Strain, Supraspinatus tear
  • Body Part: Neck, Back, Shoulder
  • Amount: $33,950.00
  • Claimant was working as a physical therapist helping a patient from a tub to a wheelchair when they injured their neck, shoulder and back. Claimant was treated with a sling and physical therapy. An MRI of the shoulder was performed and revealed a small tear in the supraspinatus tendon.


  • Injury: Sprain of Back and Neck, Rotator Cuff Tear, Headaches
  • Body Part: Head, Shoulder, Neck, Back
  • Amount: $20,900.00
  • Location: Reisterstown, MD
  • Claimant fell stairs while carrying a bucket sustaining injury to the head, shoulder, back and neck. Claimant was treated with physical therapy and injections.  An MRI of the shoulder was performed which showed a small full thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon.  Claimant underwent an arthroscopic surgery to repair the rotator cuff.


  • Injury: Fracture
  • Body Part: Hand
  • Amount: $9,350.00
  • Insurer: Sedgwick
  • Claimant was at work when their hand was caught in a roller conveyor. Claimant underwent an irrigation and debridement procedure, which was followed by a course of physical therapy.


  • Injury: Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $109,752.00
  • Location: White Marsh, MD
  • Insurer: Sedgwick
  • Claimant was working as a transmission technician when they pulled a pallet sustaining injury to the shoulder. Claimant was treated with medication, physical therapy, injections, and work hardening. An MRI of the shoulder was preformed and showed a partial thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon. Claimant underwent surgery in the form of an arthroscopic rotator cuff repaid with subacromial decompression.


  • Injury: Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $33,480.00
  • Claimant slipped and fell on concrete steps sustaining injury to the shoulder. Claimant was treated with a sling, medication, physical therapy.  An MRI of the shoulder was performed and showed a full thickness tear with retraction of the distal supraspinatus tendon.  Claimant underwent surgery of the shoulder in the form of an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, biceps tenotomy, subacromial decompression and debridement.


  • Injury: Acute Thoracic Spine Strain
  • Amount: $5,160.00
  • Claimant sustained an injury to the thoracic spine after suffering direct trauma to the area. Claimant underwent a course of physical therapy and was able to return to full-duty employment at the same employer.


  • Injury: L4-L5 Disc Protrusion
  • Amount: $10,908.00
  • Claimant sustained an injury to the lumbar spine when lifting heavy luggage. Claimant underwent an MRI which revealed a disc protrusion at L4-L5.  Claimant received physical therapy, medications, and one steroid injection, prior to being released to full-duty at the same employer.


  • Injury: Traumatic injury to the knee and hip
  • Amount: $11,000
  • Claimant sustained an injury to the knee and hip when they fell over a box while working in a warehouse. Claimant underwent physical therapy, medications, and an EMG.  Claimant was ultimately released to full duty at the same employer but opted for different employment.


  • Injury: Strain, Sprain, Contusion to the back, neck, hand, and ankle.
  • Amount: $8,000 (in addition to the $7,947.50 already awarded)
  • Insurer: Sedgwick TPA
  • Claimant was injured when she slipped on ice while at work. Claimant underwent conservative care in the form of physical therapy and was released to similar employer with a different company.


  • Injury: Traumatic injury to the ankle
  • Amount: $7,000
  • Claimant sustained an injury to the ankle when they stepped off of the back of a work truck. Claimant underwent an X-ray which showed an oblique fracture of the distal left fibula.  Claimant was placed in a boot and had physical therapy.  The supplemental x-ray showed the fracture had healed, and claimant was able to return to their pre-injury employment on a full duty basis.


  • Injury: Degloving of the foot
  • Amount: $123,279.68
  • Claimant sustained a de-gloving injury to the foot when it was pinned between a forklift and a wall. Claimant underwent several surgeries, including skin grafts.  Claimant underwent substantial therapy, medications, and a subsequent debridement and irrigation to repair the dorsalis artery. Claimant was ultimately released to working additional duties with a different 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.