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Are You Eligible for VA Disability Compensation?

If you were injured or became seriously ill while serving in the military, including injuries that manifest later in life, you may be eligible for VA disability compensation. In 2017, eligible veterans can receive up to $3,458 per month tax-free, depending on the level of disability and number of dependents. According to the VA’s website, […]

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Can I rely on my Chiropractor for my social security disability claim?

I at times come across clients that are exclusively treating with Chiropractors.  Is that a problem for their social security disability case? Yes, it is. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews evidence and opinions from ‘accepted medical sources’.  Prior to March 2017, the accepted medical sources were limited to Physicians (M.D. and D.O.), Licensed Psychologists, […]

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MOONEY IN THE COMMUNITY: Attorney Imler volunteers with Hanover Council of Churches

One thing we are proud of is the community involvement, in all the communities we service, of our attorneys. Being involved in community service and/or volunteering our time is a core principle of our law firm. Attorney Jason Imler is pictured below, along with his family, volunteering at the Hanover Area Council of Churches. Attorney […]

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YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN ATTORNEY BEFORE PAYING A TRAFFIC TICKET

Frequently a motorist receives a traffic ticket and immediately pays the fine without considering the consequences of paying the fine. What motorists need to realize is that by paying that fine they are actually pleading guilty to the citation. Often times the consequences do not go beyond the fine or points on a driver’s license. […]

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Crane accident kills worker at Manitowoc Shady Grove Plant

A crane accident this morning at the Manitowoc plant in Shady Grove, PA has killed a workers and injured several others.  The accident occurred at about 830 AM this morning. No other details are available at the moment. “There’s definitely a serious accident with a fatality involved. That’s all I can tell you at this time,” […]

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Explaining ‘Disability’ and the differences between private insurance and social security disability

Many people I speak with on the phone regarding social security disability get quite confused when I ask if they are on other types of disability programs, such as short term or long term disability.  That confusion prompted this article.  “Disability” is a broad term.  Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, and Social Security Disability […]

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Explaining Mortgage Foreclosure, Part II

So we have been served with mortgage foreclosure paperwork or notices of an intention to do so in Pennsylvania, now what?  We know that “they” are not going to kick in our door and throw us out in the street in the next few days.  That is a good start.  Knowing that we have some […]

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Explaining the Mortgage Foreclosure Process, Part I

For a plethora of reasons, more people are dealing with the foreclosure process than ever before.    And the fear and uncertainty involved with this process is something I have to face with my clients on a regular basis.  What my clients find, usually within their first office visit, is that this process is understandable, manageable […]

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Pennsylvania Workers Compensation 2018 Average Weekly Wage Chart Released

Each year, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry releases new state wide average weekly wage (AWW) chart for Pennsylvania Workers Compensation. The chart determines what your weekly workers compensation disability rate would be based on your average weekly earnings with your at time of injury employer. Ensuring the your AWW is calculated correctly is […]

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