Warnken, LLC Attorneys at Law, Attorneys & Lawyers, Pikesville, MD

$973,743.30 Recovered for the Injured in March 2019

As always, please understand that just because a certain result was achieved in one case, doesn’t necessarily mean you will get the same for your case.  The only way to truly find out what your case is exactly worth is to hire a quality personal injury lawyer and go through the process.  Sometimes it’s a long and frustrating process.  Justice isn’t always easy.  Below are case results from last month…

  • Injury: Thumb arthritis
  • Body Part: Thumb
  • Amount: $16,500.00
  • Employer: LeShoppe
  • Location: Rockville, MD
  • Claimant developed an occupational disease of thumb arthritis (workers’ compensation) after cutting hair for a number of years. Claimant was treated with therapy.

 

  • Injury: Cervical and lumbar strains
  • Body Part: Neck and back
  • Amount: $12,500 (total award of $21,100)
  • Employer: Infiniti HR, Inc.
  • Location: Rockville, MD
  • Claimant fell from a ladder at work. Claimant was treated with medications, injections, and therapy. Claimant was able to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Disfigurement
  • Body Part: Arm
  • Amount: $3,650.00
  • Employer: Baltimore County Police Department
  • Claimant was stabbed in the arm by a resisting suspect. Claimant had disfigurement as a result.

 

  • Injury: Pneumothorax and asthma
  • Body Part: Lungs
  • Amount: $30,000 plus MSA of $193,178.59
  • Employer: East Coast Electric, Inc.
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant was sprayed in the face with industrial paint at work, causing a collapsed lung and exacerbation of pre-existing asthma. Claimant had a tube inserted for the collapsed lung and takes lifetime medication for asthma.

 

  • Injury: Labral tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $33,500.00 (total award slightly more than $58,000.00)
  • Employer: Maryland State Police
  • Location: Pikesville, MD
  • Claimant was injured after falling at work. Claimant reopened the claim for additional surgery and had post-operative physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Humeral head fracture
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $12,600.00
  • Employer: Howard County Board of Education
  • Claimant slipped and fell on ice causing a fracture of the humeral head. Claimant had shoulder replacement surgery and was able to go back to substitute teaching.

 

  • Injury: Disc herniation
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $16,650.00 plus $22,116.97 is TTD owed (total PPD over claim $72,427.50)
  • Employer: Lowes
  • Claimant was injured after lifting a heavy object at work. Claimant underwent fusion surgery. Claimant reopened the claim for worsening after having a spinal cord stimulator placed to assist with pain.

 

  • Injury: Asthma
  • Body Part: Lungs
  • Amount: $7,000.00
  • Employer: Harriett Johnson
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant developed asthma after being exposed to mold. Claimant was treated with medications.

 

  • Injury: Asthma
  • Body Part: Lungs
  • Amount: $4,250.00
  • Employer: Baltimore County
  • Location: Towson, MD
  • Claimant was exposed to fumes at work that caused asthma. Claimant was treated with medication.

 

  • Injury: Extensor tear in the elbow and cervical sprain
  • Body Part: Elbow and back
  • Amount: $12,496.00
  • Employer: Frito Lay
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant was injured after while lifting heavy objects. Claimant had surgery to repair the elbow and therapy to the elbow and neck. Claimant returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Cervical disc herniation and shoulder strain
  • Body Part: Neck and shoulder
  • Amount: $11,180.00
  • Employer: Sisters of Good Shepherd
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant was injured after being assaulted at work. Claimant underwent conservative treatment and injections.

 

  • Injury: Musclo-ligamentous sprain of neck
  • Body Part: Neck
  • Amount: $3,925.00 (total award of $7,850.00)
  • Employer: State of Maryland
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant was injured after being struck in the head. Claimant reopened the claim for additional therapy.

 

  • Injury: Cervical strain
  • Body Part: Neck
  • Amount: $4,000.00
  • Location: Virginia
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle collision while working. Claimant was treated with therapy.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar Strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $17,550.00
  • Employer: Maryland State Police
  • Location: Sykesville, MD
  • Claimant was injured during mandatory training. Claimant had physical therapy.

 

  • Injury:              Smashed fingers in automatic wheelchair lift
  • Body Part:        Index & pinky finger
  • Amount:          $6,000
  • Claimant suffered injuries to two fingers, was treated with a splint, home exercises, therapy, and was able to return to her pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury:              Fell down steps
  • Body Part: Back, L1, cervical, thoracic and lumbar strain/sprain
  • Amount:          $16,250
  • Claimant received conservative treatment and was ultimately released back to work at a different company doing similar work.

 

  • Injury: Radial Head Fracture
  • Body Part: Elbow
  • Amount: $32,850.00
  • Location: Reisterstown, MD
  • Claimant fell backwards off a flatbed trailer sustaining injury to the elbow. Claimant was treated with surgery and physical therapy before returning to work.

 

 

 

  • Injury: Epicondylitis
  • Body Part: Elbow
  • Amount: $10,560.00
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Employer: Mayor & City Council of Baltimore
  • Claimant developed lateral epicondylitis as a result of years of performing the daily functions of a deputy sheriff. This required physical therapy, injections, and ultimately, surgical release.

 

  • Injury: Severe elbow wound and laceration
  • Body Part: Elbow
  • Amount: $45,000.00
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Plaintiff was involved in an automobile collision while driving home from work in Baltimore City. The Plaintiff was transported from the scene by ambulance and required surgery to close the wound.  Plaintiff missed about 8 weeks of work and was left with a permanent scar.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar Strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $239,140.09
  • Location: Frederick, MD
  • Claimant was working as a carpenter and sustained injury to the back while lifting lumbar. Treatment included medication, physical therapy, epidural injections, and facet radiofrequency ablations.  The case settled with a future medical allocation for ongoing pain management and medication.

 

  • Injury: Labral Tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $48,000.00
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant was working as a carpenter installing blinds when the shoulder injury occurred. An MRI confirmed a torn labrum that required surgery to fix.  This was followed by a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Medical Meniscus Tear
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $10,560.00
  • Location: Bethesda
  • Employer: Health Facility Solutions
  • Claimant was struck by a laundry cart and sustained injury to the knee. An MRI was performed which revealed a complex medial meniscus tear.  The Claimant was underwent arthroscopic surgery and physical therapy.

 

 

  • 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: $34,300.00
  • 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: Lumbar sprain; leg contusion
  • Body Part: Leg, Back
  • Amount: $5,490.00
  • Location: Baltimore
  • Claimant was at work when a pallet of flour slid off stack and pinned them between the flour and a pump jack sustaining injuries to the lower back, knee/leg, ankle and foot. They were transported by ambulance to the emergency room where they were evaluated and released same day.  Claimant had an MRI of the lower back, knee and ankle.  They underwent a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: L4/L5 Disc Herniation Workers’ Compensation Injury
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $34,300.00
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant suffered sustain a back injury while lifting tools out of the back of a truck. An MRI of the lumbar spine revealed a disc protrusion at L4/5.  Claimant underwent physical therapy and three injections.

 

  • Injury: Meniscus Tear
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $42,120.00
  • Location: Oakland, MD
  • Claimant was at work on a construction site and injured the knee stepping over roof trusses. An MRI of the knee revealed a torn medical meniscus.  This request physical therapy, then surgery, then more physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Shoulder Strain
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $5,715.00
  • Location: Germantown
  • Employer: Giant Food, LLC
  • Claimant was at work when a case of frozen food fell and struck the shoulder. Claimant was treated with an injection and a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury:              Fracture
  • Body Part: Foot/Ankle
  • Amount: $36,361.65
  • Employer: Anchor Staffing
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work, resulting in a fractured ankle. This required surgery with hardware placement.  After physical therapy the Claimant returned to work full duty.

 

  • Body Part: Shoulder and Wrist
  • Amount: $6,000.00.  Settlement
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Employer: Family Dollar Stores, Inc.
  • Claimant sustained an injury lifting and loading product onto a shelf. Conservative treatment for approximately two months.  Claim was settled prior to impairment rating to save client money.