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Facts about a Pennsylvania Workers Comp IME exam

In nearly all Pennsylvania workers compensation cases that involve litigation, the injured worker must attend an independent medical examination (IME). In fact, workers compensation insurance carrier are entitled to an IME every six months. Often I have clients ask just what is this examination all about. Here are a few facts regarding IME exams in […]

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What is considered income for Pennsylvania Child Support?

Many clients ask the question of what is actually considered income for Pennsylvania child support. Generally, income is based upon at least a six month average of all of an individual’s income. This includes income from every source, including: Wages, salaries, bonuses, fees and commissions; Net income from business or dealings in property; Interest, rents, […]

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Medical Marijuana and Pennsylvania Workers Compensation

On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law the Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) legalizing medical marijuana for treatment purposes in Pennsylvania. Since that time, a few clients have had questions regarding a medical marijuana prescription and the interplay with a workers compensation claim. Here is what I can tell you. The legality […]

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Saving Your Vehicle in Personal Bankruptcy

A frequently asked question when a client meets with us regarding bankruptcy is  — is there a way of saving my vehicle if I file personal bankruptcy? Often times, the vehicle is relatively new and the client does not want to give it up. Additionally, many clients simply need their car to get back and […]

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Car Accident Cases: How long will it take to settle my car accident case?

One of the questions we hear at Mooney Law is “how long will it take to get my car accident injury case settled?”  It’s a very good question to ask but most often my answer is probably the most typical answer coming from an attorney regardless of the question – “it depends.”  I know this […]

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New Pennsylvania Law Will Allow Cameras and Enforcement Devices in Active Work Zones

Legislation has recently been signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf adopting a five-year “pilot” program that will allow for cameras and electronic equipment to be installed in work zones on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, interstate highways, and other state-maintained roads to monitor the speed of vehicles. This comes as part of several-years long initiatives to […]

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Pennsylvania: Non-Probate does not mean Non-Taxable in Estate Law

At Mooney Law, we have had to address recent confusion related to the taxability of non-probate assets. In order to probe the issue further, we must first understand the basics of estate administration. In Pennsylvania, Probate is the process by which a loved one’s assets and debts are gathered upon their passing. Assets are converted […]

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4 Important Factors in Settling your Pennsylvania Workers Comp Case

There are four important factors of a Pennsylvania workers compensation settlement that you should think about. A lump sum amount of money can sound great. After all, as an injured worker, you may be behind on bills, owe family or friends money due to the injury, or simply need the money for other reasons. I […]

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Pennsylvania releases the maximum 2019 Average Weekly Wage for Workers Compensation

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has released it’s 2019 average weekly wage rates for Workers Compensation. The average weekly wage determines the corresponding compensation rate that an injured worker is paid while out of work due to the work injury. Correct calculation of the average weekly wage is critical in a Pennsylvania workers […]

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