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

We Recovered $1,328,192 for our Clients in April. Does it matter?

Our country is suffering.  Coronavirus and racism consume our country at the moment.  While COVID locked us down in April, we worked hard to obtain good recoveries for our clients.  Does it matter that we recovered $1,328,192 for our injured clients in April.  It matters to them and that’s why we do it.  However, Warnken, LLC is conscious of what is happening in America and we support all good actors – especially good police and those people engaged in the backlash against racism.  Life is struggle, we wish a positive struggle to all.  If we can help, please reach out to us.

All of our April case conclusions (either for now or for good) are below.  As you read our results below, please keep in mind that no two cases are the same.  Results in one case do not guarantee results in another case, even if the injuries are the same.  Many factors speak to the recovery in any one case.  Please reach out to us to learn more.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain and cervical strain
  • Body Part: Back and neck
  • Amount: $20,000.00
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle collision while working. Claimant was seen for chiropractic care and continued working full duty.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar strain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $9,300.00
  • Claimant was involved in a motor vehicle collision while working. Claimant was seen by the doctor and was able to continue working full duty.

 

  • Employer: Kohls
  • Injury: Ankle sprain
  • Body Part: Ankle
  • Amount: $10,000 (total over claim $16,090.00)
  • Claimant sustained injury after twisting ankle at work. Claimant reopened claim for additional treatment. Claimant underwent additional physical therapy.

 

  • Employer: MSP
  • Injury: superior labral tear
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Claimant sustained injury during training. Claimant was treated with therapy and medication and returned to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Injury: Lumbar Spine disc bulges and protrusions with impact on nerve roots.
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $50,000.00
  • Location: Montgomery County
  • Insurer: Allstate Insurance Co.
  • Client was involved in a motor vehicle collision and sustained disc bulges and protrusions at three levels of the lumbar spine. Client underwent a left L3-4 microdiscectomy and had a total of three sacroiliac injections post-surgery.  Client was able to return to work for the same employer in the same position after a period of recovery.  Claim was made against the at-fault driver’s insurance company and that company paid policy limits.  The Client continues to pursue a claim for underinsured motorist coverage.

 

 

  • Injury: Hip arthrosis, contusion, and greater trochanteric bursa strain.
  • Body Part: Hip and Leg
  • Amount: 6% PPD of the leg and hip, 1% leg and 5% hip. $5,124.00; $10,124.00 Total Recovery
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Claimant sustained injuries to the hip and leg as a result of a slip and fall on chicken fat on the floor. Claimant worked in a chicken processing plant.

 

 

  • Injury: Full thickness rotator cuff tear of the anterior supraspinatus tendon and a partial tear of the infraspinatus tendon.  L3-L4 and L4-L5 disc herniations with radiculopathy.
  • Body Part: Shoulder and Back
  • Amount: $130,00.00 in indemnity and $73,353.00 through an MSA, professionally administered.
  • Location: Baltimore City
  • Claimant was a property manager and sustained injuries tripping over air conditioning cables. Injuries to the left shoulder and back.  Claimant sustained a full thickness rotator cuff tear of the anterior supraspinatus tendon and a partial tear of the infraspinatus tendon.  Claimant underwent an arthroscopic subacromial decompression, Mumford procedure, debridement, with biceps tenolysis and an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.  Claimant developed a “frozen shoulder” and underwent a second surgery; manipulation under anesthesia.  For the low back, a L3-L4 and L4-L5 laminectomy was recommended, but the injured worker elected not to undergo any further surgeries.

 

 

  • Injury: Asbestosis
  • Body Part: Lungs
  • Amount: $7,500.00 for indemnity (AWW was $243.78 due to 1980-1982 work exposure).  $39,500.00 for MSA, professionally administered. Total settlement $47,500.00
  • Location: Howard County
  • Claimant developed and was diagnosed with asbestosis in 2017. After investigation, occupational exposure was traced back to 1980-1982 with the Employer for “last injurious exposure.”  After a lengthy hearing with 15 different potential employers and/or insurers, the WCC ruled the claim compensable.  The responsible Employer filed an appeal and the claim was settled during the appeal process.

 

 

  • Injury: Occupational Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
  • Body Part: Both Ears
  • Amount: $60,000.00 indemnity and $13,369.48 non-Medicare MSA, self-administered. Total settlement $73,369.48.
  • Location: Anne Arundel County
  • Employer: United Airlines
  • Claimant sustained hearing loss and tinnitus while working as a baggage handler at BWI Airport. Client had already received three different permanent partial disability awards and had filed for a third reopening for worsening of condition.  At the time of the third reopening request, the WCC had found that Claimant had 109% PPD, with 50% causally connected occupational hearing loss and tinnitus.

 

  • Injury: Traumatic Injury to the foot.
  • Body Part:      Foot
  • Amount: $2,175.00
  • Claimant sustained an injury when a co-coworker ran over their foot with a pallet jack. Claimant underwent X-rays and was prescribed a boot and brace.  The claimant underwent physical therapy and medication. Claimant returned to the same job at the same employer.

 

  • Injury: Strains
  • Body Part:      Back, shoulder, neck
  • Amount: $7,480.00
  • Claimant sustained an injury when the work vehicle they were in was struck from behind. Claimant underwent treatment in the form of x-rays, physical therapy and chiropractic care.  Claimant was able to recover and return to the same job with the same employer.

 

  • Injury: Traumatic injury to both knees, sprain of back
  • Body Part:      Both Knees, Back
  • Amount: $7,500.00
  • Claimant sustained an injury while cleaning up a spill. Claimant slipped in paint, felt their knees buckle, causing injury to the knees and back. Claimant was treated with an MRI, in addition to physical therapy. The MRI did not show a tear, and no fractures were present in the X-rays. Claimant was also treated with medication. Claimant returned to different work with a different employer.

 

  • Body Part: Little Finger (Pinky)
  • Amount: $8,000
  • While walking at work, claimant slipped and fell landing on the pinky finger. Claimant was seen by a facility which performed an X-ray, confirming a comminuted fracture extending to the PIP joint. The first surgery performed was an open reduction internal fixation of the middle phalanx, including post-operative physical therapy.  The second surgery including hardware removal and tenolysis of the flexor, followed by additional occupational therapy and medications.

 

 

  • Injury: Traumatic Injury to Hand/Wrist
  • Body Part: Hand/Wrist
  • Amount: $13,000
  • While working, claimant’s hand was struck with a printer. Claimant was treated with physical and occupational therapy, including an MRI and a steroid injection to the hand.  The EMG was performed and was normal.  The claimant underwent a second round of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Hand contusion, Back sprain
  • Body Part: Back, Hand
  • Amount: $10,980
  • Claimant was thrown into a cabinet while attempting to break up an altercation. Claimant received an MRI and X-ray, which were unremarkable. Claimant treated with a hand specialist in the form of occupational therapy. Claimant also had an EMH which was unremarkable. Claimant primarily treated with physical therapy and medications.  Claimant was able to return to the same job at the same employer.

 

  • Injury: Puncture wound
  • Body Part: Foot
  • Amount: $4,250
  • While walking through a parking lot, claimant stepped on a nail and fell over. Claimant underwent and X-ray which showed no fracture. Claimant was given a boot, an EMG and completed a course of mediations and physical therapy. Claimant returned to a similar job with a different employer.

 

  • Injury: Frostbite
  • Body Part: Toe
  • Amount: $4,500
  • While working at a grocery chain, the employee was in the freezer for an extended period of time and developed minor frostbite on the big toe. Claimant was treated with an ultrasound and received medications. Claimant was treated with a vascular specialist before being released full-duty.

 

 

  • Injury: Back Sprain
  • Body Part: Back
  • Amount: $5,775
  • Claimant sustained an injury to their back while lifting boxes. Claimant was evaluated and was given an X-ray, which did not show a fracture. Claimant had several physical therapy appointments and medications, before returning to a different job with a different employer.

 

 

  • Injury: Hip Fracture, Bilateral Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome
  • Body Part: Hands, Hip
  • Amount: $56,193.75
  • Location: Cumberland, MD
  • Claimant tripped and fell over a box while at work sustaining injury to the hip. Claimant was treated at the Emergency Room where they were diagnosed with a fracture of the proximal femur and underwent surgery the following day.  Postoperatively the Claimant developed bilateral ulnar tunnel syndrome in the hands due to the use of crutches.  Claimant also underwent a course of physical therapy for the hip and hands.

 

  • Injury: Sprain/Strain, Contusion of the Arm
  • Body Part: Back, Neck, Arm
  • Amount: $14,500.00
  • Location: Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD
  • Plaintiff was involved in a rear-end motor vehicle collision resulting in injuries to the back, neck and arm. Claimant was treated with physical therapy and missed four days of work.

 

  • Injury: Sprain/Strain
  • Body Part: Back, Neck
  • Amount: $6,000.00
  • Location: Route 695, Baltimore County, MD
  • Insurer: Progressive Insurance
  • Plaintiff was involved in a rear-end motor vehicle collision sustaining injuries to the back and neck. Plaintiff was treated with pain medication and physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Ankle Fracture
  • Body Part: Foot/Ankle
  • Amount: $6,862.50
  • Claimant slipped and fell in the parking lot at work sustaining injury to the foot/ankle. Claimant was immobilized in a walking boot before undergoing a course of physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Body Part:      Shoulder
  • Amount: $31,590.00
  • Employer: Meritus Medical Center
  • Location: Hagerstown, MD
  • Claimant was at work repositioning a patient and sustained injury to shoulder. Claimant had an MRI of the shoulder which revealed a partial thickness rotator cuff tear. Claimant underwent surgery in the form of an arthroscopy.  Claimant also was treated with physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Tear of the Superior Posterior Labrum
  • Body Part: Shoulder, Arm
  • Amount: $18,000.00
  • Location: Northeast, MD
  • Claimant was retrieving a TV at work sustaining injury to the shoulder and neck. Claimant was treated with pain medications, shoulder injections, and physical therapy.  An MRI of the shoulder was preformed which showed a slight tear of the superior posterior labrum, but surgery was not warranted.

 

  • Injury: Hill-Sachs fracture & Labral Tear of the Shoulder
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $100,000.00
  • Claimant was at work installing a sign and sustained injury to the shoulder. Claimant was treated with a sling and physical therapy, followed by injections and pain medication. Claimant underwent surgery in the form of arthroscopic stabilization with anterior labral repair, and then a subsequent manipulation under anesthesia.

 

  • Injury: Partial Amputation
  • Body Part: Foot, Psych
  • Amount: $165,751.80
  • Claimant’s foot was ran over by a large commercial truck while he was working. Claimant was taken by ambulance to the hospital where a partial amputation of the foot was performed.  Claimant was treated with physical therapy, pain management, and counseling.  Claimant was also fitted with an orthotic shoe insert.

 

  • Injury: Rotator Cuff and SLAP Tear of the Shoulder
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $31,895.00
  • Employer: A Baltimore Area Hospital
  • Claimant fell down the stairs at work sustaining injury to the shoulder. Claimant was treated with pain medication and physical therapy.  An MRI of the shoulder was performed which showed a small SLAP tear.  Claimant underwent an arthroscopic repair of the high-grade partial tear of the rotator cuff and a SLAP tear repair.

 

  • Injury: Meniscus Tear of the Knee
  • Body Part: Knee
  • Amount: $12,903.00
  • Location: Williamsport, MD
  • Claimant was at work loading a truck when they slipped and fell sustaining injury to the knee. Claimant had an MRI of the knee which showed a medial meniscus tear.  Claimant underwent surgery in the from of arthroscopy with the partial medical meniscectomy.  Claimant was also treated with physical therapy.

 

  • Injury: Severe Ocular Laceration and Rupture with Prolapse of Intraocular Tissue
  • Body Part: Eye
  • Amount: $140,400.00, PPD 60% to eye related plus SIF
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Claimant was at work when cmnt was struck in the eye with a screwdriver. Claimant underwent four surgeries to the eye including a corneal transplant. Claimant also was treated with medication, daily eye drops, and PROSEK contact lenses.

 

  • Injury: Rotator Cuff Tear, RSD
  • Body Part: Shoulder
  • Amount: $231,291
  • Claimant was at work on a service call to change a tire and sustained injury to the shoulder. Claimant underwent two arthroscopic surgeries involving the rotator cuff.  Claimant was also treated with medication and physical therapy. Claimant was later diagnosed with RSD and had a spinal cord stimulator implanted, before having it removed shortly thereafter.