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More than $1 Million Recovered for the Injured in April ($1,153,636.20)

Warnken, LLC is proud to have recovered more than $1M for the injured last month.  ($1,153,636.20.) We brought twenty-four cases to either permanent conclusion or conclusion for now in April 2019.  Please see our results for specific cases below.  Please also remember that success in one case does not guarantee success in another case, and recoveries aren’t always the same even if the injuries are the same.  Many variables go into how much a case might be worth.  You will also note that there is a confidential settlement for an injured Uber passenger.  It’s one of the 24 cases, but not included in the total.


  • Injury:             Major depressive disorder, brachial plexus injury, bilateral shoulder tear, thoracic outlet syndromeBody Part: Back, psych, both shoulders
  • Amount: $461,566.40 plus MSA of $181,569.30 (previous indemnity for this claim was $382,974.53)
  • Claimant sustained multiple injuries after falling at work. Claimant underwent multiple surgeries and treatments over many years.


  • Injury:             Full thickness tear of the rotator cuff
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $25,740.00
  • Employer: Goodwill Industries
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant was injured after tripping and falling at work. Claimant underwent surgery to the shoulder and extensive therapy.


  • Injury: Asthma
  • Body Part: Lungs
  • Amount: $5,000.00
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant developed asthma after being exposed to mold. Claimant was treated with medications.


  • Injury: Disc herniation at L3-4
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $41,975.00
  • Employer: Maryland State Police
  • Claimant was injured during a training exercise. Claimant underwent surgery on the back for the herniated disc and was not able to return to work as a police officer.


  • Injury: Cervical strain/thoracic strain
  • Body Part: Neck and back
  • Amount: $13,320.00
  • Location: Towson, MD
  • Employer: Baltimore County Police Department
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work. Claimant was treated with therapy and chiropractic treatment.


  • Injury: Torn rotator cuff
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $35,100.00
  • Employer: Safeway
  • Claimant was injured after lifting heavy objects at work. Claimant had surgery to repair the rotator cuff and extensive work hardening before returning to work without restrictions.


  • Injury: Lumbar strain, hip contusion, trochanteric bursitis
  • Body Part: Back, hip, wrist
  • Amount: $11,862.50
  • Employer: State of Maryland
  • Location: Catonsville, MD
  • Claimant was injured after falling at work. Claimant was treated with therapy and medication and was able to continue regular employment.


  • Injury: Hypertension
  • Body Part: Heart
  • Amount: $7,897.50
  • Employer: Maryland State Police
  • Claimant developed hypertension as a result of being a police officer.


  • Injury: Cervical strain and lumbar strain
  • Body Part: Neck and back
  • Amount: $4,980.00
  • Employer: Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant was assaulted by a student. Claimant was treated with therapy and was able to continue working.


  • Injury: Cervical disc herniation
  • Body Part: Neck
  • Amount: $19,955.50 (total amount over claim $62,935.00)
  • Employer: Maryland State Police
  • Claimant sustained injury after lifting heavy objects at work. Claimant reopened the claim and had additional surgery on the neck.


  • Injury: SLAP Tear and Labral Tear of Shoulder
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount:          $36,500.00
  • Location: Silver Spring, MD
  • Claimant, while working as a mechanic, sustained injury to the shoulder. Claimant had an MRI performed which showed a SLAP tear, a partial tear within the distal supraspinatus tendon, as well as an anterior and posterior labral tear.  Claimant was treated with medication and physical therapy but elected not to undergo surgery.


  • Injury:             Fracture of the distal phalanx of third finger; TFCC tear of wrist
  • Body Part: Third Finger, Wrist
  • Amount: $11,432.50
  • Location: BWI Airport, Baltimore, MD
  • Employer: An Aviation Company
  • Claimant slipped and fell working as an equipment mechanic, injuring the third finger and wrist. An MRI of the wrist revealed a high grade TFCC tear. Claimant was treated with splinting, physical therapy, and surgery to repair the tear.


  • Injury: Lumbar strain; Fracture of wrist
  • Body Part: Wrist, Back
  • Amount: $28,287.50
  • Location: Elkton, MD
  • Claimant fell into a septic hole while working as a service technician. Claimant was treated with a soft arm cast, splinting, and physical therapy.


  • Injury: Partial foot amputation
  • Body Part: Hip, Psychological, Leg, Foot
  • Amount: $78,905.00
  • Location: Bel Air Road, Perry Hall, Maryland
  • Claimant had his foot ran over by a dump truck. Claimant was taken by ambulance to the hospital where several surgeries were performed over a several day period.  Claimant had substantial therapy and pain management, in addition to being fitted with a shoe orthotic.  The injury to the foot led to problems in the leg and hip.


  • Injury: Sprain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $5,490.00
  • Location: Thurmont, MD
  • Claimant sustained a back injury carrying heavy wood at work. Claimant was treated with physical therapy. An MRI was unremarkable.


  • Injury: Fracture of ankle
  • Body Part: Leg
  • Amount: $109,000.00
  • Location: New Jersey (for a Baltimore employer)
  • Claimant’s foot was run over by an automobile resulting in a fracture. Treatment at that time was immobilization in a walking boot.  Claimant subsequently received an injection for pain and could potentially require future surgery as a result of ongoing pain.


  • Injury: Traumatic fracture of tooth
  • Body Part: Jaw
  • Amount: $3,520.00
  • Location: Baltimore
  • Employer: Shepard Pratt Health System
  • Claimant was working struck in the face while breaking up a fight between residents. Claimant required a tooth extraction, bone graft, implant and crown placement.


  • Injury: Cervical & Lumbar sprain/Strain (Passenger in an Uber case)
  • Body Part: Neck and Back
  • Amount: Confidential
  • Location: Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • Confidential settlement with Uber for Auto collision in an Uber in which client was a passenger.


  • Injury: Disc Herniation
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $25,125.00
  • Location: Navy Yard.  Maryland
  • Claimant fell in a hole while walking backwards at work. An MRI of the lumbar spine which showed a dis bulge; an MRI of the thoracic spine showed low grade spondylosis.  Claimant was treated with medication, bracing, physical therapy and pain management injections.


  • Injury March of 2016
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $15,435.00
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Employer: State of Maryland
  • Client was working for the University of Maryland as an electrician and sustained a shoulder injury. After his initial permanent disability finding, he underwent a revision surgery and went back for worsening of his permanent partial disability.  After a hearing, the Commission found a 9% worsening for a total permanent partial disability of 27% of the right shoulder


  • Body Part: Leg
  • Amount: 18% PPD Leg
  • Location: Western MD County
  • Claimant sustained a gunshot wound to the left calf during law enforcement training. The bullet could not be removed and caused nerve impingement.


  • Injury: Claimant sustained a head injury, leading to a stroke.  The Claimant’s permanency was reopened, however, Claimant died from unrelated causes during the claim.   Claim was settled posthumously.
  • Body Part: Head
  • Amount: Settlement
  • Location: Baltimore City


  • Injury: Claimant sustained a shoulder injury, subsequently undergoing surgery for shoulder impingement and subacromial decompression.
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $24,975.00
  • Location: Carroll County


  • Injury:              Plantar Fasciitis
  • Body Part:        Foot
  • Amount:          $6,000
  • Claimant suffered injury to the foot and was ultimately diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. She was treated by a foot specialist with conservative treatment, including home exercises, physical therapy, and an orthotic.

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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.