The personal injury, car crash, and workers’ compensation lawyers at Warnken, LLC again recovered in excess of one million dollars for our injured clients last month.

Forty-four cases concluded; of the 44, two cases resulted in recoveries to the injured client in excess of $100,000.  It’s been said that in car crash cases, only one in a hundred results in a recovery greater than $100,000. We seek our ratio to be one in ten.

Please remember, when considering your personal injury, workers’ compensation, or car crash case – no two matters are ever the same and our successes in the past don’t guarantee success in your case.  Please see last month’s results below.

  • Injury: Disc herniation
  • Amount: $51,100
  • Claimant was working as a saw operator when felt pain in arm and neck after bending over to use air hose. Treatment consisted of surgery, physical therapy, injections, and medication.
  • Body Part(s): Jaw
  • Injury: Jaw fracture, maxillary and mandibular fractures
  • Amount: Confidential
  • Claimant was working as heavy equipment operator when his face was struck by straps. Treatment consisted of multiple surgeries, including several extractions and implants, and medication.
  • Body Part(s): Shoulder
  • Injury: AC sprain, Shoulder subluxation, Rotator cuff tear, Labral tear
  • Amount: $27,000
  • Claimant was working as an operator when he slipped on steps of truck and injured his shoulder when he grabbed bar to catch himself. Treatment consisted of physical therapy, injections, and medication.
  • Body Part(s): Foot
  • Injury: Crush injury of the foot
  • Amount: $8,500
  • Claimant was working as warehouse worker when a pallet jack ran over his foot. Treatment consisted of physical therapy and medIcations.
  • Body Part(s): Knee
  • Injury: Meniscus tear
  • Amount: $50,000
  • Claimant was working as a truck driver when he fell off of his trailer, injuring his knee. Treatment consisted of surgery, physical therapy, and medications.
  • Body Part(s): Back
  • Injury: Cervical sprain, thoracolumbar sprain, PTSD
  • Amount: $22,000
  • Claimant was working as a truck driver when his truck when wind flipped his truck onto its side. Treatment consisted of physical therapy, aquatic therapy, psychotherapy, and medications.
  • Body Part(s): Shoulder
  • Injury: shoulder strain, cervical radiculopathy
  • Amount: $16,000
  • Claimant was working as a nursing asst. when she injured her shoulder and neck while lifting a heavy patient. Treatment consisted of physical therapy and medication.
  • Body Part(s): Foot
  • Injury: Open complex wound laceration of posteromedial aspect of leg, fracture of fibula shift, dislocation of talonavicular joint of foot, fracture of talus
  • Amount: $112,775
  • Claimant was working as a cherry picker when legs were injured. Treatment consisted of multiple surgeries, physical therapy, injections, and medication.
  • Body Part(s): Neck
  • Injury: Sprain/Strain
  • Amount: $10,086
  • Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle collision sustaining injury to the neck, back, head, and bilateral hips. Plaintiff was treated with physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and medication.
  • Body Part(s): Hand
  • Amount: $33,345
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work sustaining injury to the hand. Claimant was treated with x-rays, CT scan, splinting, two surgeries, and injections.
  • Body Part(s): Back
  • Injury: Sprain
  • Amount: $12,810
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work sustaining injury to the back and ankle. Claimant was treated with x-rays, therapy and injections.
  • Body Part(s): Head
  • Amount: $10,844
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work sustaining injury to head and neck. Claimant was treated with MRI, medication and physical therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Ankle
  • Injury: Fracture
  • Amount: $6,525
  • Claimant was at work teaching basketball to a client sustaining injury to the ankle. Claimant was treated with x-rays, splint, walker boot, and physical therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Knee
  • Amount: $63,455
  • Claimant slipped and fell while at work sustianing injury to the knee. Claimant returned for treatment due to worsening symptoms and was treated with MRI, knee replacement surgery and phyiscal therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Knee
  • Injury: Sprain
  • Amount: $5,280
  • Claimant was at work when they missed a step and fell sustaining injury to the knee. Claimant was treated with x-rays and physical therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Knee
  • Amount: $5,580
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work sustaining injury to the knee. Claimant returned for treatment due to worsening symptoms and was treated with injections and bracing.
  • Body Part(s): Shoulder
  • Injury: SLAP Tear
  • Amount: $63,305
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work sustaining injury to the shoulder. Claimant was treated with x-rays, medication, physical therapy, injections, MRI, two surgeries, FCE and work hardening.
  • Body Part(s): Shoulder
  • Injury: Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Amount: $74,650
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work sustaining injury to the shoulder. Claimant was treated with x-rays, MRI, surgery, injections and physical therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Shoulder
  • Injury: Labrum Tear
  • Amount: $50,400
  • Claimant was at work throwing a piece of wood in the back of a truck when they sustained injury to the shoulder. Claimant was treated with x-rays, MRIs, injection, surgery and physical therapy.
  • Body Part(s): Knee
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: $3,432
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work sustaining injury to the knee. Claimant returned for treatment due to worsening symptoms and was treated with x-rays, medication and physical therapy.
  • Injury: Sexual Assault
  • Amount: Confidential
  • Claimant was sexually assaulted while at work and received psychological treatment.
  • Body Part(s): Head
  • Injury: Post-traumatic headaches
  • Amount: $7,500
  • Claimant was punched by co-worker and fell to the ground.
  • Body Part(s): Elbow
  • Injury: Closed non-displaced fracture of the medial epicondyle
  • Amount: $45,000
  • Worker tripped and fell over an in-store display. Landed on side and fractured arm. Also aggravated cervical and lumbar degenerative disc disease. Fracture set without surgery. One round of cervical and lumbar steroid injections. Claimant remained in pain management for pre-existing chronic pain syndrome.
  • Body Part(s): Dependency
  • Injury: Work related cardiac arrest that caused death
  • Amount: $192,669
  • Worker sustained a heart attack and died while in the performance of job duties. Dependency claim was brought for dependent spouse. Commission ruled (1) no willful misconduct and (2) the heart attack arose out of and occurred in the course of employment.
  • Body Part(s): Neck
  • Injury: Cervical disc herniations C3-C6, post-surgical oropharyngeal/swallowing injury, new diagnosis myelomalacia
  • Amount: $50,592
  • Worsening of condition of prior PPD Award. 14% increase (PPD was already serious disability). Claimant sustained injury when hot asphalt sprayed into the workers face due to a faulty valve. Previously underwent two fusion surgeries. Claimant continued under orthopedics, pain management and ENT care. Since last PPD hearing, worker was diagnosed with myelomalacia and a worsening of his swallowing injury after an additional barium swallow test.
  • Body Part(s): Neck
  • Injury: Cervical disc herniations from C4-C6.
  • Amount: $11,550
  • Worsening of condition from prior PPD Award. Claimant sustained multiple herniated discs and underwent two fusion surgeries. 7% CR WOC. For WOC, client had additional physical therapy and increase in pain medication due to worsening symptoms.
  • Body Part(s): Shoulder
  • Injury: Shoulder impingement, AC joint osteoarthrosis and rotator cuff tendinosis
  • Amount: $13,000
  • Claimant slipped and fell, landing on the shoulder. MRI did not reveal a tear. Claimant received a steroid injection and therapy. Injured worker returned to work in the same industry. (Claimant moved to Florida prior to PPD).
  • Body Part(s): Knee
  • Injury: Sprain of the knee joint.
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Claimant slipped and fell while working at a fast food restaurant. Claimant received a knee steroid injection and returned to work for a different employer.
  • Body Part(s): Foot
  • Injury: Inversion torsional ankle injury and oblique fracture of the hallux of the great toe.
  • Amount: $8,375
  • Worsening of condition from prior PPD Award. During a training exercise, a motorcycle fell onto the Claimant’s foot. Worsening of foot injury that required surgery. Due to worsening, the injured worker underwent additional therapy and was placed on orthopedic footwear.
  • Body Part(s): Arm
  • Injury: Comminuted fracture of the distal humeral head
  • Amount: $10,560
  • Claimant slipped and fell on a curb and landed on the arm. Sustained a comminuted fracture of the distal humeral head fracture. Injured worker underwent surgery to repair the fracture and to reset to bone. Post-surgery, Claimant underwent therapy and returned to work in the same position with the same employer.
  • Body Part(s): Knee
  • Injury: Pre existing permanency
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Settlement with the SIF for injured worker’s pre-existing permanent impairments. (Prior counsel did not implead the SIF at first PPD hearing).
  • Body Part(s): Shoulder
  • Injury: Torn rotator cuff
  • Amount: $10,290
  • Worsening of condition from prior PPD Award. Prior rotator cuff repair. Claimant underwent additional therapy after prior permanent partial disability award.
  • Body Part(s): Head
  • Injury: Concussion
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work causing a concussion. Claimant had vestibular therapy and was prescribed medication by a neurologist.
  • Body Part(s): Shoulder
  • Injury: Strain
  • Amount: Confidential
  • Claimant sustained an injury while working and had a few therapy sessions before passing away due to unrelated causes. Posthumous PPD was requested and denied by the Commission. The claim settled on appeal.
  • Body Part(s): Neck
  • Injury: Disk Herniations
  • Amount: $16,435
  • Claimant reopened claim for additional medical care. Claimant underwent a revision fusion surgery and another course of vocational rehabilitation to find new employment.
  • Body Part(s): Knee
  • Injury: Torn meniscus
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Claimant reopened claim for additional medical care, which was denied by the Commission. The claim resolved on appeal.
  • Body Part(s): Thumb
  • Injury: Dislocation
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle collision while working. Plaintiff sued the negligent party for recovery in addition to the workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Body Part(s): Knee
  • Injury: Torn meniscus and MCL
  • Amount: $10,860
  • Claimant was unloading freight, when something fell causing claimant to fall and twist the knee. Claimant had surgery and therapy. Claimant returned to pre-injury employment.
  • Body Part(s): Shoulder
  • Injury: Rotator Cuff tear
  • Amount: $36,000
  • Claimant slipped and fell at work causing injury to the shoulder. Claimant had surgery on the shoulder and therapy. Claimant returned to pre-injury employment.
  • Body Part(s): Knee
  • Injury: Peroneal nerve entrapment
  • Amount: $15,435
  • Claimant reopened claim for additional medical care. Claimant had second surgery in the form of nerve surgery.
  • Body Part(s): Arm
  • Injury: Ulnar nerve compression
  • Amount: $53,568
  • Claimant was pursuing a fleeing suspect that caused Claimant to fall. Claimant had surgery to the arm due to ulnar nerve compression. A second surgery was later performed. Claimant was unable to return to pre-injury employment.

 

  • Body Part(s): Knees
  • Injury: Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Amount: $9,420
  • Claimant reopened claim for additional medical care. Claimant had 12 additional injections to each knee over the last five years.

 

  • Injury: shoulder sprain
  • Amount: $4,400
  • Claimant was working as an associated when she felt sharp pain in shoulder while using packing machine. Treatment consisted of physical therapy and medication.
  • Injury: Low grade partial thickness articular surface tear
  • Amount: $25,800
  • Claimant was working as a housekeeper when she fell off ladder, injuring shoulder arm, head, and ankle. Treatment consisted of physical therapy, injections, surgery, and medication.

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