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28 Cases Resolved Last Month Resulting in More than $1,226,501 for the Injured

Warnken, LLC resolved, either by settlement, stipulation, success at a hearing, or success in circuit court litigation, at least 28 cases last month.  Total recovery for the injured was more than $1,226,501 for our injured clients.  Please understand, success in one case does not necessarily mean success in another case, even if they are similar.  No ethical lawyer makes promises about outcome of cases.  We promise only our best efforts.  Time and again, these best efforts have produced excellent results for deserving clients.  We have six active lawyers working everyday on behalf of the injured.  Below are real results from last month…

  • Injury: Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $28,780.00
  • Claimant sustained injury after lifting a heavy object at work. Claimant underwent surgery to repair the torn rotator cuff. Claimant underwent work hardening therapy post-operatively and was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Disfigurement
  • Body Part: Lower body
  • Amount: $36,000.00
  • Claimant was attacked by a dog at work. Claimant made a claim based on the scarring due to the dog bites.

 

  • Injury: Bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Body Part: Wrists/hands
  • Amount: $36,500.00
  • Due to Claimant’s occupation as a mechanic, the claimant was diagnosed with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. Claimant underwent surgical release to both wrists. Claimant was able to return to working as a mechanic with limitations on fine motor activities due to continued numbness.

 

  • Injury: Chemical exposure
  • Body Part: Face
  • Amount: $3,480.00
  • Claimant was exposed to hazardous substances while at work. Claimant was seen at the emergency room for irritation.

 

 

  • Injury:             Spondylolisthesis at L4-5 resulting in narrowing and a herniation at L5-S1
  • Body Part: Lumbar Spine
  • Amount: $62,600.00
  • Client was involved in a motor vehicle collision while working as a tractor trailer driver. After conservative care failed, an MRI revealed degenerative spondylolisthesis at L4-5 resulting in spinal canal narrowing and a disc herniation at L5-S1.  The injured worker underwent a series of three spinal epidural injections, which did not bring relief.  The Claimant was recommended for an anterior lumbar interbody fusion at L5-S1, but the injured worker did not wish to undergo surgery.  After a period of vocational rehabilitation, the Claimant returned to work in a lighter physical capacity job.  The claim was heard for permanency, and the Commission found 25% permanent partial disability, with 20% related to the accidental injury.  Claimant filed an appeal and the claim was resolved through mediation.  Prior to the permanency hearing and appeal, the Claimant was involved in a subsequent work-related accident to the same part of the body.

 

  • Injury: Central extruded disc at L5-S1 with bilateral S1 nerve root compression.
  • Body Part: Lumbar Spine
  • Amount: $198,025.76
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Worker sustained a low back injury while moving heavy boxes. An MRI revealed a herniated disc at L5-S1.  A series of transforaminal injections did not bring relief and the injured worker was recommended for a L5-S1 transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.  The Claimant did not wish to undergo the surgery.  Claimant did not return to work in order to assist a parent with a long-term health condition.

 

  • Injury: Mild degenerative joint disease and a low grade sprain of the ACL and mild to moderate chondromalacia of the patella, and a patellar subluxation
  • Body Part: Right and Left Knees
  • Amount: $5,500.00
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Employer Com
  • Worker felt a “pop” in the knees while scanning and stocking product. MRIs revealed mild degenerative joint disease and a low grade sprain of the ACL and mild to moderate chondromalacia of the patella, and a patellar subluxation.  The injured worker underwent conversative care and returned to work for a different employer.

 

 

  • Injury: Pneumothorax, ischiocavenosus disruption, grade II spleen injury, renal artery Grade V injury, partial tear of the right abdominal wall, partial tear of the iliac crest, transverse T12 fracture, transverse fractures at L1 through L4.  Minimally displaced various other fractures. Minimally displaced fracture of the ankle at the neck of the talus.  Non-displaced fracture to the medial malleolar facet of the talus.
  • Body Part: Back, Chest, Left Leg/Thigh, Both Hips, Right Ankle, Internal Injuries
  • Amount: $257,400.00
  • Claimant was working as a tree cutter as part of the essential part of the job when the tree split and a limb weighing multiple hundreds of pounds struck him in the chest, back and other body parts. Injured worker was taken to Shock Trauma and was kept in patient for approximately seven days, at which point the worker was transferred to a rehabilitation hospital.  After a period of convalesce at home, the worker returned back to work.

 

  • Injury Multiple, but all injuries occurred during employment with Bethlehem Steel Corp.
  • Body Part: Occupational Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
  • Amount: All Medical Benefits
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Employer: Bethlehem Steel Corp.
  • Clients were employees of Bethlehem Steel Corp. at Sparrows Point. They were all diagnosed with occupational hearing loss.  Many also experienced tinnitus.  The Uninsured Employers’ Fund/Corvel denied medical benefits to the injured workers, including audiology testing, examinations, hearing aids and batteries.  After multiple hearings, the injured workers reached an agreement with the Uninsured Employers’ Fund to reinstate all medical benefits and to reimburse the injured worker for any out of pocket expenses.

 

  • Injury: Spiral Fracture of the distal fibula
  • Body Part: Ankle
  • Amount: $6,545.00
  • Claimant was stepping off of a truck when they sustained an ankle injury. An X-Ray revealed a minor distal fracture.  Claimant was placed in a boot for a period of time, followed by physical therapy and medications.  Claimant returned to the same job with the same employer.

 

  • Injury: Traumatic Injury to the hand
  • Body Part: Hand
  • Amount: $9,300.00
  • Claimant was attempting to detain someone when their hand was injured.

 

  • Injury:              Multiple
  • Body Part: Multiple
  • Amount: $34,500.00
  • Claimant was injured when a piece of wood punctured their thumb, ultimately causing an infection. Claimant underwent surgery to drain the infection, followed by a course of antibiotics.  Claimant was also injured in an automobile accident when they were rear ended from behind. Claimant had a short course of physical therapy and was released back to full duty.  Claimant sustained an injury to the back while injured lifting heavy objects for work.  Claimant underwent an MRI, which revealed a disc protrusion, for which the claimant received treatment in the form of physical therapy, medications, before being released back to the same job with the same employer.

 

  • Injury: Musculoligamentous sprain of neck and back.
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $10,000.00
  • Claimant was injured while tripping over an object while at the workplace. An MRI revealed some degenerative changes at along with a disc protrusion. Claimant received physical therapy and medications before being released to the same job with the same employer.

 

  • Injury: Bulging Disc without nerve impingement, Potential labrum tear.
  • Body Part: Back & Hip
  • Amount: $7,320.00
  • Claimant was unloading luggage when they were struck in the back/hip area with a cart, sustaining a traumatic injury. MRI revealed a bulging disc in the back, and a potential minor tear of the labrum in the hip. Claimant underwent one injection, followed by physical therapy and treatment with medications, before being released to full-duty employment.

 

  • Injury: Lumbosacral strain with spasms and Confidential
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $25,000.00
  • Claimant was lifting a heavy machine as part of the job duties and felt a sharp pain in their back, shooting down to the leg. Claimant was treated with trigger point injections, medications, and physical therapy, before being released back to full duty employment with a different employer.

 

  • Injury: Fracture
  • Body Part:        Foot
  • Amount: $216,277.61
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant was at work when they fell off a ladder sustained a displace fracture of the foot. Claimant underwent surgery with hardware that was unsuccessful.  A second surgery was performed in the form of a midfoot fusion.  A third surgery was contemplated but declined.

 

  • Injury: L5 Spondylolysis
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $59,999.84
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Insurer: Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company
  • Claimant sustained injury to the back pulling trash out of a bin. Claimant was treated with medication, physical therapy, MRIs and injections.  Claimant ultimately underwent a L5 fusion surgery.

 

  • Injury: Fracture
  • Body Part: Foot
  • Amount: $45,000.00
  • Location: White Marsh, MD
  • Insurer: Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company
  • Claimant was hanging drywall when their co-worker dropped product 10 feet down onto the Claimant’s foot. Claimant was treated with a walking boot.

 

  • Injury:              Sprain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $4,575.00
  • Location: Windsor Mill, MD
  • Insurer: Gallagher Bassett
  • Claimant was at work lifting a stackable washer and dryer when they sustained injury to the back. Claimant was treated with physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Ulnar Nerve Ligation, Arm Laceration
  • Body Part: Arm
  • Amount: $27,375.00
  • Claimant sustained a severe laceration to the wrist while cutting out a window frame. Claimant was evaluated at the Emergency Room where they underwent surgery with exploration of the forearm wound, with control and ligation of the ulnar artery.  Claimant was then treated with occupational therapy.

 

  • Injury: Disc protrusions
  • Body Part: Neck
  • Amount: $36,500.00
  • Employer: Southwest Airlines
  • Location: BWI Airport, Baltimore, MD
  • Insurer: Sedgwick
  • Claimant was at work pulling heavy luggage bags when they sustained injuries to the neck and shoulder. Claimant was treated with medication and physical therapy.   An MRI of the neck was performed which showed a disc protrusion and as a result Claimant underwent injections to the neck.  Claimant finally underwent surgery in the form of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

 

  • Injury:              Back Strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $4,000.00
  • Claimant was at work taking out heavy trash cans when they injured their back. Claimant was treated with physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Laceration of the Wrist/Forearm
  • Body Part: Wrist/Forearm
  • Amount: $4,00.00
  • Claimant was at work throwing drywall into a dumpster with a co-worker when a piece of ceramic tile lacerated their wrist. Claimant was taken to the Emergency Room where they received stitches.

 

  • Injury: Back Strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $4,000.00
  • Claimant was at work setting down a bucket of mud when they sustained injury to the back. Claimant was treated with physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Fracture
  • Body Part: Back, Hip
  • Amount: $40,920.00
  • Location: Germantown, MD
  • Claimant was at work when they fell off a 10-foot ladder sustaining injuries to the back, hip, and pelvis. Claimant was evaluated at the Emergency Room where diagnostic studies were taken which revealed a fractures to the lumbar spine and hip/pelvis and neck.  They were then treated with immobilization, rest and physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Back Strain and Annular Tear
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $7,605.00
  • Employer: Southwest Airlines
  • Location: BWI Airport, Baltimore, MD
  • Insurer: Sedgwick
  • Adjuster: Nataira Robinson
  • Claimant was at work when they were pulling heaving objects, sustaining injury to the back. Claimant was treated with physical therapy and medications. An MRI was performed which revealed an annular tear at the L5-S1.

 

  • Injury: Disc Bulge
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $2,800.00
  • Claimant was at work stocking a truck when they sustained injury to the back. Claimant was treated with physical therapy. An MRI was performed which showed a disc bulge.

 

  • Injury: Neck Strain, Back Strain
  • Body Part: Neck, Back, Ribs
  • Amount: $46,000.00
  • Location: Anne Arundel County, MD
  • Plaintiff sustained injuries to the ribs, neck and back. Plaintiff was treated with medications, physical therapy and chiropractic treatments.

 

  • Injury: Crush Injury to the Finger
  • Body Part: Finger
  • Amount: $6,500.00
  • Location: Aberdeen, MD
  • Insurer: Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company
  • Claimant was at work when their finger was caught between two pieces of metal. Claimant was evaluated at the emergency room and the wound was sutured.  Claimant underwent surgery and post-operative occupational therapy.

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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.