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More than $424,862.50 Recovered for the Injured in May 2019

Below is a list of our recoveries for the injured last month (in May 2019).  The one we are most proud of is the $200 recovery.  In that case, a workers’ compensation insurance company was refusing to provide the care they had previously promised to provide.  Despite the fact that there was no predictable fee in the case, we spent numerous hours working the case up to fight the insurer and were prepared to take it as far as necessary.  The important part was the $200 in fees and penalties – it was the reinstated medical care.  Just because we obtained recoveries for the clients below doesn’t necessarily mean we can do the same in every case or necessarily mean we can do the same for you.  But we will sure try.

  • Injury: Labrum tear, C2-3 bulging, bicep tear, carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve injury
  • Body Part: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Neck
  • Amount: $30,000, plus MCP of $9,999.20 (total payment over life of claim $87,758.65)
  • Employer: A Construction Company
  • Claimant was struck by heavy machinery at work. Claimant underwent surgery to the shoulder and extensive therapy and testing for all injuries.


  • Injury: Fracture distal radius with radial sensory nerve injury and thumb contracture
  • Body Part: Thumb and hand
  • Amount: $56,000.00
  • Employer: A Mechanical Contractor
  • Claimant was injured after falling from a ladder at work. Claimant had two surgeries to the thumb. He has permanent work restrictions.


  • Injury: Tears of the medial patellofemoral ligament and medical patellar retinaculum
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $26,325.00
  • Employer: Baltimore County Government
  • Location: Towson, MD
  • Claimant was injured while subduing a resisting suspect. Claimant had surgery. Claimant is on permanent light duty as a result of the injuries sustained.


  • Injury: Rotator cuff tear – recurrent
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $60,000.00 (total amount over life of claim $137,280)
  • Employer: Children’s Guild
  • Claimant was injured after stopping a student from harming themselves. Claimant had three surgeries to the right shoulder and has permanent work restrictions.


  • Injury: Torn lateral meniscus
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: Reserved
  • Employer: IWIF
  • Location: Towson, MD
  • Claimant was injured after tripped and falling at work. Claimant had surgery on the knee. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.


  • Injury: Lumbar strain, hip strain, right knee strain, right wrist strain
  • Body Part: Back, hip, right knee, right wrist
  • Amount: $10,560.00
  • Employer: Frederick Community College
  • Location: Frederick, MD
  • Claimant slipped and fell on ice. Claimant was treated with physical therapy and continued employment.


  • Injury: Bilateral carpal tunnel
  • Body Part: Wrists
  • Amount: $8,000.00
  • Employer: Maryland State Police
  • Claimant developed carpal tunnel as a result of being a police officer. Claimant was treated with therapy and was able to continue employment.


  • Injury: Laceration to distal portion of finger/nail plate injury
  • Body Part: Index finger
  • Amount:          $11,000
  • Claimant sustained an injury to the right index finger while placing wood into a wood splitter. He sustained a laceration to his finger, nail plate injury, which was ultimately sutured and placed into a splint.  Claimant had treatment with a hand specialist and was able to return to different employment with a different employer.


  • Injury: Achilles tendon strain; rupture of the flexor tendon of the great toe
  • Body Part: Leg, Foot
  • Amount: $11,792.00
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Employer: Johns Hopkins Bayview
  • Claimant was working as an emergency room nurse and sustained injury while walking the hospital. Claimant was treated with a CAM boot and physical therapy.


  • Injury: Sprain/Strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $8,800.00
  • Location: Fort Meade
  • Employer: Wolf Creek Federal Services
  • Claimant was injured after stepping in a hole while working on an air conditioner heating unit. Claimant was treated with physical therapy, injections and medication.


  • Injury: Knee Sprain
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $1,029.00
  • Location: Elkton, MD
  • Claimant injured their knee at work when a horse fell on them. Claimant returned for treatment due to worsening symptoms and was referred for a home exercise program.


  • Injury: Multiple stab wounds
  • Body Part: Abdomen, Neck, Thumb, Leg, Back, Arm, Chest
  • Amount: $50,000.00
  • Location: Rockville, MD
  • Claimant was assaulted by a co-worker and stabbed multiple times. This required emergency surgery to repair a lacerated liver.


  • Injury: Partial Tear of Bicep
  • Body Part: Arm
  • Amount: $15,750.00
  • Location: Perry Hall, MD
  • Employer: Food Lion Inc.
  • Claimant slipped and fell while taking out the trash at work. Claimant was treated with physical therapy.  An x-ray revealed a hairline fracture of the radial head at the elbow and an MRI showed a partial tear of the distal bicep tendon.  The Claimant treated with physical therapy.


  • Injury: Laceration
  • Body Part: Face, Stomach
  • Amount: $5,000.00
  • Location: Port Deposit, MD
  • Claimant was stabbed in the face and stomach with a beer bottle. The Claimant was left with scarring after the stitches were removed.


  • Injury: Sprain
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $6,313.50
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  • Injury: Fracture
  • Body Part: Jaw/Tooth
  • Amount: $3,520.00
  • Location: Baltimore
  • Employer: Sheppard Pratt Health System
  • Claimant was breaking up a fight between residents and was struck in the mouth with a water bottle, knocking a tooth loose. This required an implant surgery to correct.


  • Injury: Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $26,325.00
  • Location: Baltimore
  • Employer: Leonard Paper
  • Claimant was lowering heavy product onto a pallet and sustained injury to the shoulder. Claimant was treated with physical therapy, a cortisone injection, and surgery before eventually returning to work full duty.


  • Injury: Sprain/Strain
  • Body Part: Hand, Neck, Shoulder
  • Amount: $20,075.00
  • Location: Baltimore
  • Employer: Baltimore County Police Department
  • Claimant was in a motor vehicle collision while pursuing a suspect during the course of employment. Claimant was treated with a course of physical therapy.


  • Injury: Chemical burn
  • Body Part: Forearm, Stomach, Thigh
  • Amount: $62,500.00
  • Location: Columbia, MD
  • Claimant sustained chemical burns when splashed with a cleaning solution while working as a lab technician. Claimant was treated at a burn center and underwent a skin graft procedure.


  • Injury: Cervical Sprain/Strain; Shoulder Sprain/Strain; de Quervain’s synovitis of the Wrist; Elbow Sprain/Strain; Metatarsal Fractures of the Foot
  • Body Part: Neck, Wrist, Should, Foot
  • Amount: $30,000.00
  • Location: Anne Arundel County
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle collision during the course of employment. For the sprain/strain injuries the Claimant was treated with physical therapy. The broken foot was immobilized in a boot.  The de Quervain’s required surgery.


  • Injury Slip and Fall, injuring wrist
  • Body Part: Left Wrist/Hand
  • Amount: $8,500.00 AFCS
  • Location: Harford County
  • Employer: Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc.


  • Body Part: Chest and Right Leg
  • Amount: $4,500.00 AFCS
  • Location: Baltimore County
  • Employer: Professional Nursing Service


  • Injury:             Surgically repaired hernia
  • Body Part: Hernia/Abdomen
  • Amount: 6% PPD to the abdomen.  $5,280 total award.
  • Location: Howard County


  • Injury:             Claimant sustained a knee injury when he fell from the back of his tractor trailer.  Insurer refused to pay for awarded medical care or honor an Order from the Workers’ Compensation Commission.
  • Body Part: Left Knee
  • Amount: $200.00 in fees and penalties.  Re-authorized medical care.
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Employer: Two Farms, Inc./Cloverland


  • Injury:             Claimant sustained a back injury when she slipped and fell in the lobby of her work building.   She underwent conservative care and returned to work for the same employer.
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: 7% PPD to the back by stipulation.  $6,160.00 for PPD .
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Employer: State of Maryland


  • Injury:             Claimant sustained a back injury when involved in a motor vehicle collision while working for her employer.
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $13,253.80
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Employer: Allied Barton Security

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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.