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October 2018 Warnken Workers’ Compensation and Injury Case Values

Below is the listed on workers’ compensation cases that concluded last month – either permanently or for now – at Warnken, LLC.  Obviously not included on the list are personal injury cases with confidential settlements.  As you will be able to see, the value of workers’m compensation cases varies widely.  That’s because there are numerous variables that go into how much a workers’ comp case is worth.  Look for the best workers’ compensation lawyers to tell you more about the variables and how much your case might be worth.

  • Injury: Rotator cuff tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $51,450.00
  • Claimant sustained a shoulder injury lifting a heavy couch. The Claimant had a cortisone injection followed by an MRI which showed a rotator cuff tear.   Surgery was performed in the form of an open rotator cuff repair.  Claimant underwent a course of post-operative physical therapy followed by work hardening but unfortunately was unable to return to preinjury employment.

 

  • Injury: Cervical disc protrusion
  • Body Part: Neck
  • Amount: $68,000.00
  • Claimant was injured at work when a box fell causing injury to the neck. An MRI was performed which revealed a protruding disk in the cervical spine. The injured workers underwent surgery in the form of a cervical discectomy and fusion. Additional treatment included a course of physical therapy and injections. The Claimant received a full duty discharge upon conclusion of treatment.

 

  • Injury: Ankle fracture
  • Body Part: Ankle
  • Amount: $29,484.00
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work, sustaining a fractured ankle. The injured worker required surgery in the form of an open reduction with internal fixation of the medial malleolus. A second surgery was later performed to remove the hardware that was placed during the first procedure.  This was followed by a course of post-operative physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Rotator cuff tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $42,000.00
  • Claimant was lifting a couch with a co-worker and felt a pop in the shoulder. An MRI revealed a torn rotator cuff.  The Claimant had surgery performed to repair the tear.  This was followed by post-operative physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Herniated disc
  • Body Part: Neck
  • Amount: $30,700.00
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle accident during the course of employment. The Claimant came under the care of an orthopedist and pain management specialist. The initial treatment included physical therapy and injections.  Eventually, surgery was required in the form of an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

 

  • Injury: Headaches, back sprain
  • Body Part: Back, head
  • Amount: $20,000.00
  • Claimant fell at work and developed headaches and back pain. Claimant’s treatment included medication and physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Headaches, contusion of shoulder, contusion of hip
  • Body: Head, shoulder, hip
  • Amount: $12,000.00
  • Claimant sustained injury while attempting to restrain a combative resident. The necessary treatment was a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Cervical strain, shoulder strain
  • Body Part: Neck, shoulder
  • Amount: $17,500.00
  • Claimant was working as a GNA and sustained injury transferring a heavy patient. Claimant underwent an injection to the shoulder and underwent a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Laceration of flexor muscle, fascia and tendon of hand
  • Body Part: Hand
  • Amount: $32,028.75
  • Claimant sustained a severe laceration to the hand on the back of a garbage truck. The emergency room stitched and splinted the injured member, before referring the Claimant to a hand specialist.  The hand specialist performed surgery repairing the middle, ring and little finger flexor digitorum profundos tendons.  A second surgery was later performed for tenoylsis of adhesions of the middle finger.  Claimant underwent a course of physical therapy and was released.

 

  • Injury: Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Body Part: Hand/wrist
  • Amount: $8,000.00
  • Claimant was working as a lab technician doing repetitive tasks such as typing and uncapping tubes, when pain in the hand and wrist developed. The Claimant received an injection in the wrist.

 

  • Injury: Rupture of ulnar collateral ligament of thumb
  • Body Part: Thumb
  • Amount: $8,775.00
  • Claimant was working as an electrician while using a power drill sustained injury to the thumb. An MRI revealed a high-grade partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament.  Reconstruction surgery was performed and was the thumb was placed in a splint. Claimant underwent post-operative physical therapy and was released.

 

  • Injury: Pelvic ring disruption, wrist sprain
  • Body Part: Hand, pelvis
  • Amount: $10,750.00
  • Claimant slipped and fell sustaining injury to the wrist and pelvis. Surgery was required due to a pelvis ring disruption from a prior injury.  The wrist injury was treated with physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Headaches, cervical strain
  • Body Part: Head, neck
  • Amount: $8,800.00
  • Claimant was at work when a machine fell and struck Claimant’s head. Claimant came under the care of an orthopedist for the neck and underwent a course of physical therapy.  The Claimant also saw a neurologist for posttraumatic headaches and was prescribed medication.
  • Injury: Radial tear of medial meniscus
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: Undosclosed
  • Claimant was injured after twisting the knee at work. Claimant had surgery to repair the torn meniscus. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Torn meniscus
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $23,400.00
  • Claimant was injured after attempting to restrain an unruly person. Claimant was kicked in the leg repeatedly. Claimant had surgery and was able to return to employment.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar disc bulging
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $40,000.00
  • Claimant was injured after lifting heavy objects at work. Claimant was treated with therapy and injections. Claimant returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Hypertension
  • Body Part: Heart
  • Amount: $8,775.00
  • Claimant developed hypertension due to employment as a law enforcement officer. The hypertension is controlled with medication.

 

  • Injury: Depression, lymphedema, diabetes
  • Body Part: Psych, arm, whole person
  • Amount: $30,000.00
  • Claimant had pre-existing health conditions that increased the impact of permanent partial disability benefits for the work-related injury. Claimant recovered from the Subsequent Injury Fund.

 

  • Injury: Rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $25,725.00
  • Claimant was injured after falling from a stool at work. Claimant had surgery to repair the shoulder and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Disfigurement
  • Body Part: Both hands
  • Amount: $3,650.00
  • Claimant injured both hands at work after sustaining cuts during a foot chase. Claimant was left with scarring after doctor visits.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $6,702.00
  • Claimant was injured after lifting heavy boxes at work. Claimant was treated with therapy and continued employment.

 

  • Injury: Persistent lumbar strain and cervical strain
  • Body Part: Neck and back
  • Amount: $65,000.00
  • Claimant slipped and fell on ice at work. Claimant underwent conservative treatment and therapy. Claimant was a candidate for vocational rehabilitation due to permanent work restrictions.

 

  • Injury: Wrist sprain
  • Body Part: Wrist
  • Amount: $7,000.00
  • Claimant was injured when a heavy object fell onto the wrist. Claimant had therapy and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Ankle sprain
  • Body Part: Ankle
  • Amount: $3,202.50
  • Claimant slipped and fell on ice at work. Claimant was treated with therapy and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Deep skin burn with skin graft and neuropathy
  • Body Part: Right foot/ankle, right shin, right hand
  • Amount: $16,000.00
  • Claimant was injured after sustaining multiple burns after boiling water was dumped. Claimant had surgery to repair the burns. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Disc herniations
  • Body Part: Neck
  • Amount: $54,880.00
  • Claimant was injured after hitting his head at work, causing a neck injury. Claimant underwent a two-level cervical fusion. Claimant had permanent work restrictions and went through voc rehab.

 

  • Injury: TFCC tear
  • Body Part: Wrist
  • Amount: $24,750.00
  • Claimant was injured after slipping and falling at work. Claimant had two surgeries to the wrist. Claimant was released to work with restrictions.

 

  • Injury: Ankle fracture
  • Body Part: Foot/ankle
  • Amount: $8,800.00
  • Claimant slipped on a piece of fruit causing injury to the ankle. The Claimant treatment conservatively, by first being placed in a cast, and later undergoing a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Back sprain/strain, Ankle strain/sprain
  • Body Part: Back and ankle
  • Amount: $23,000.00
  • Claimant slipped and fell injuring the back and ankle. An MRI revealed a slight tear in the ankle, which required arthroscopic surgery to repair.  The back strain required 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.