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Read our blog articles on a variety of legal subject matters written by the experienced, proven, and trusted attorneys of Mooney Law. We are experienced in most practice areas of law within Pennsylvania, Maryland and beyond.

Can Social Media Effect My Workers’ Compensation Case?

The answer is simple.  Yes, social media can impact your workers’ compensation case.  I have seen it.  Social media postings can impact any litigation. The big point to understand is what post on social media, such as Facebook and Instagram, is not private.  Once you post, share, or tag it is public regardless.  Even if […]

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What is Mediation in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation?

Mediation in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation is common practice with cases in litigation.  It also occurs when cases are not in litigation, but the injured worker and the insurance carrier have a desire to settle the workers’ compensation claim. In 2006, amendments to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act were enacted that included mandatory mediation requirements.  If […]

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My Creditors are Suing Me! What can I do

Imagine this: after months of struggling to make ends meet amid a global pandemic, one day your county sheriff knocks on your door and serves you with legal papers. One or more of your creditors are suing you. They are no longer interested in working with you and want to be paid. The summons and […]

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MAJOR CHANGE TO PA LAW REGARDING THE WARRANTLESS SEARCH OF AUTOMOBILES FOLLOWING SUPREME COURT RULING

“Pennsylvania has long been at the constitutional forefront in recognizing the vital necessity of prior judicial approval of searches conducted by governmental officials, obtained through the warrant process, in order to maintain the fundamental right of the people to security from unreasonable searches and seizures.” – Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd On December 22, […]

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Should I Accept Lump Sum Settlement?

State Sets 2021 Maximum Average Weekly Wage in PA Workers’ Compensation

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has released the 2021 average weekly wage rates.  By way of explanation, the average weekly wage is calculated based on your earnings in the four thirteen week calendar periods immediately prior to your date of injury.  Based on that average weekly wage, the corresponding compensation rate is determined […]

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Mooney Law wins Appeal on Employee or Subcontractor Status in Workers Comp

Mooney Law Partner Mark Buterbaugh recently won an Appeal before the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Appeal Board regarding whether an injured worker was deemed to be an employee or a subcontractor.  Mooney Law won the case before the Workers Compensation Judge (WCJ), but the Defendant Employer appealed the decision to the Appeal Board.  Prior to the […]

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Five Steps to Take When Injured at Work in Pennsylvania

There are certain steps that you should take when injured at work.  These steps should be taken right away to protect your benefits and rights under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act. First important step to take when injured at work It is important that when you are injured at work, to report the injury to […]

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Free Phone Consultations At Mooney Law Until November 30

Mooney Law is offering FREE phone consultations due to the COVID-19 pandemic from now until November 30, 2020.  COVID-19 cases are rising in areas we serve in Pennsylvania, across the Commonwealth, and across the nation.  We ultimately knew we would head in this direction as fall and winter approached. To protect our staff and attorneys, […]

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Mooney Law Opens an Office in Lemoyne to Serve the West Shore

To better serve a growing client base on the West Shore, Mooney Law has opened a new office location in Lemoyne

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